A Colorful Welcome in Westwood
Was so surprised and excited to see these wonderful drawings from the kids at Sheehan School in Westwood, MA.
Aren’t they just fantastic? So much talent. Such a great welcome.
They’re all Winners in Winchester.
Here’s a few pics from my visit to Winchester, MA .The lovely folks from Bookends Bookstore held a great event so I could share Lulu’s story. Thanks to all who came.
Lulu across the country
While I love La La Land, it’s pretty amazing to watch the change of seasons on the East Coast. The yellow, red and Lulu’s favorite orange leaves are just so vibrant, just like many of the girls I met, at Lulu readings in connecticut, & NY.
Lulu had a blast at Latimer Lane School in Connecticut. The kids were just fantastic, and a big thanks to everyone for making Lulu come to life. The same goes for Renbrook School, also in Connecticut. I was part of their annual book fair. Such an awesome event.
Then New York came calling and I had one of my most colorful event yet. A candy bar, popcorn, and Lulu water bottles. Such a great touch, I wanted to give a big thank you to Mrs Christopher Mehta for making this all come together .Thanks to Anjali & Eden as well for reading with me. Lulu just loved the big apple.
Now Back in La La Land , I spent the weekend reading to a group of lovely young ladies. Uma, Emmie, and Natalie, thanks for bringing chapters of the book coming alive. And I can not forget Vivian and Grace Bohan for being INCREDIBLE Lulu hostesses.
Girls left with carrots seeds, very Lulu!
These squash are from my garden. Girls who came to this Lulu reading each got a homegrown squash to take home.
Now I am getting ready for my biggest reading and signing yet. Thousands of girl scouts are expected to attend “Girltopia” this Saturday at the La Convention Center and I get to be a part of it.
Fall on the East Coast
It was a sellout day at Knowlton Elementary in Maine. The kids loved Lulu and Lulu loved the kids. Nothing like spending a wonderful fall day with the future of our country. Thanks to everyone who made this come together.
Lulu was really feeling the love in Albuquerque. So many kids turned out to hear her story, it was just fantastic! Thanks to everyone from Manzano School, Hodgin Elementary School and to all those that came out to the book signing and reading at Bookworks. A big thank you to Connie. Here is a few pictures from my trip.
Penny the librarian and my niece and nephew
Bookwork’s – even a pug came to the signing/reading!
These girls futures are so bright they had to wear shades!
In the midst of dropping off my son to boarding school on the east coast I flew back to LA for a book signing at the Barnes & Noble Americana in Glendale. It never gets old reading to bright eyed, eager young girls ready to learn and I especially love when then help me read. Once again a wonderful time. A big thank you to everyone that made it out. So great to finally put faces with names.
It’s been a busy few days around La La Land. Three book signings in five days. I couldn’t be happier with the turnout, but more importantly the wonderful girls and boys that I met along the way. First stop was Children’s Book World off Pico. A special thanks to my super readers GEMMA, SHAELEE, AMELIA, CAROLINE, BAILEY , DELFINA, & EMMIE for coming and getting Lulu!
I would also like to thank Sharon Hearn for hosting the event and Balloon Celebrations for your generous donation
Then it was off to Pages: A Bookstore in Manhattan Beach. Another great event with a special group of kids.
And finally Barnes & Noble in Huntington Beach. REESE, EMME, PARIS & SOPHIA really made Lulu come to life by helping me read. Loved all the questions they had too. Such intelligent minds.
LULU ON SALE: We had fun adventures on our trip to drop off copies at the BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL. From exploring the grounds to visiting the Bungalows. A quick shake at the coffee room, we finally we made our way to the gift shop where they will now sell Lu Lu in La La Land.
Like my character Lulu in Lulu in LA LA Land, I am lucky to have incredible friends and support that runs deep and lasts though the seasons. Another successful booking signing!
WHAT A WEEK:
The book came out, and I am overjoyed by the response thus far. I had my first book signing at the Norman Williams Library in Vermont, that was just fantastic. Thank you Melissa & Shiretown Books. Lulu sold out!
Then I did a reading with the kids from the Kennebunk Beach Improvement Association.
KBIA is an amazing place, Thanks Chris Mara. Here are a few photos from my adventures over the past few days.
Read about my two books! Here are two cool things about them I thought you might want to know:
1. I write my books like screenplays, which are how movies are written.
2. I write about real places to go and visit in Los Angeles and in Honolulu.
Lights! Camera! ACTION: Lulu’s got it tough!She’s a ten-year-old embarking on a mega effort to get her parents to attend her upcoming birthday party. Not at all easy for a frumpy lover of cooking, gardening, and fairies, whose parents happen to be Hollywood’s A-List power couple. Thanks to an older sister, Alexis, who channels celebrity-cool with every fiber of her size zero body, Lulu is introduced to the Los Angeles she had always ignored – the glamorous, trendy, competitive side.
Tinseltown twinkles in unexpected ways! A camera- ready world might seem magical, but the more Lulu dips into that lifestyle, the more Lulu craves her gardening and guacamole. While Alexis expects Lulu to morph into an L.A. Tween Queen, Lulu finds that letting go of her real self is not so easy. Lulu tries to be a daughter her parents might notice, but the price (losing a best friend and one’s whole self!) is not worth it. When her party unexpectedly falls apart, Lulu realizes she’d better step up and be The Director. Turns out that Lulu has more in common with her parents than she thinks.
Lights! Camera! ACTION: Lulu’s stuck on a rock!Well, volcanic rock to be exact. She’s an 11-year-old spending summer in O’ahu, Hawaii where her mother is directing and her father is starring in a blockbuster action movie. The summer starts out as Lulu’s dream family vacation but when her parents’ movie falls behind production, Lulu has to lead the rescue mission. For a girl who wants to play mermaid, touch the tallest koa tree, and milk coconuts, getting her family’s attention let alone saving a multi-million dollar movie is not easy. When her teen sister, Alexis, suspends her hunt for the perfect string bikini to help, Lulu realizes that island life may not be all that laid back.
With Fourth of July coming up, Lulu and Alexis decide to throw a celebration that can turn a Hollywood production AND a Hawaiian island upside down. The plan turns from a simple luau to a huge casting call, complete with Uncle Sam wearing stars and stripes board shorts.
While Lulu tries to embrace celebrity life, she realizes everything becomes complicated. When a former football star and the United States Marines get involved, Lulu and Alexis think swimming back to Los Angeles might be their best hope of getting out of the mess they’ve made.
**published by Sourcebooks / Jabberwocky Press