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Sunday, October 24, 2010

rgz Seattle HOST: Janet Lee Carey's Dragons of Noor!

Hello, readergirlz!

I'm so happy to see you. I've been away from book events for too long, so I was very glad for the chance to celebrate rgz co-founder Janet Lee Carey's latest book, Dragons of Noor! The party happened last night at Parkplace Books. It was a night full of celebration, yummy food, and giving to Plant a Billion Trees.

Children fly when worlds are shaken.
Now the children are Wind-taken.

Seek them there,
seek them here,
before the children disappear.

- Janet Lee Carey

How cute and foresty does Janet look? This is her with the amazing Chinese dragon her sister made years ago . . . Janet is looking surprised because she's just realized how many years ago. In dragon years, it's not really all that many. Janet explained that, to her, dragons are "conscious nature". I love that, don't you?

The party was full of characters. Literally. Favorites from the book came to life!

The party was also full of friends, readers and rgz Divas! Here's YA author Mary Jane Beaufrand with our own Holly Cupala and YA author Heather Davis. Holly did amazing face painting, and MJ and Heather are decked out with Noorish accessories.

What a blast. I'm constantly amazed by the talent of our rgz founders!

See you soon, girlz!


Lorie Ann Grover said...

I hope it was a lovely party in celebration of Janet's work! I'm sorry I wasn't able to attend!

Melissa Walker said...

Ooh, it looks so perfectly themed--love that!

Little Willow said...

Hi Janet! Congratulations, and kudos for incorporating Plant a Billion Trees. :)

holly cupala said...

Such a fun party!

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