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Friday, December 5, 2008

rgz Party Recap!

You know that readergirlz like to have fun, right? We do!

I, rgz Diva Melissa Walker, had a really fantastic book party this week at Butter (ahem, where Blair Waldorf eats) with Gamer Girl author Mari Mancusi, who rules. Here she is signing her book. Isn't she pretty in purple?


Also there (with me) were awesome authors Bennett Madison (The Lulu Dark mysteries) and Deborah Gregory (Cheetah Girls series and Catwalk).


And Mari and I got to rub elbows with Scott Westerfeld (Uglies) and Diana Peterfreund (Rampant). They came with fellow fabulous authors Justline Larbalestier and Maureen Johnson.


And my ELLEgirls were there too! Here's me in the center of Linnea, Mariel, Erin and Marie.


Mari put games on the table, so here's Becky, Jeff and Dave getting into Hungry, Hungry Hippos.


It was a blast!

And you know what else is fun? TALKING TO MEG CABOT! Come on over to the rgz forum and join us!


readergirlz said...

So much fun, Melissa! Glad it was an awesome party!

~ Lorie Ann

Sarah MacLean said...

ooooh...I'm so jealous! Hanging out with Mari and Scott and Meg AND BLAIR!!!


Awkward Librarian said...

I'm seriously impressed. Sounds like the fun times!

Melissa Walker said...

Thanks, you guys! Any NYers, let me know and I'll put you on the list for next time! ;)

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