Liz Garton Scanlon launched The Good-Pie Party, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton (Arthur A. Levine, 2014) last weekend at BookPeople in Austin.
Liz did a PowerPoint presentation about her own experiences moving from home to home around the globe and then read the book, showing the illustrations on screen.
|Liz greets guests in a dessert-themed dress with lemonade, pies and veggie snacks.|
|Pies donated by Royer's Pie Haven -- new in Austin (2900 B. Guadalupe).|
|Author Greg Leitich Smith and author-illustrator Emma Virjan|
|Liz chats with young readers and fellow Austin authors.|
|Authors Sam Bond and Cynthia Leitich Smith|
|Austin SCBWI founder Meredith Davis and Cyn|
|Liz signs her book for Greg.|
From the promotional copy:
Only their favorite activity can comfort the girls: baking pie!
And when they realize they can host a good-pie party instead of a good-bye party, the sad situation becomes a sweet gathering for their entire community.
The Good-Pie Party celebrates good friends, good memories, and the joy of the just-right good-byes.