Good night Seattle

Wonderful day!! Thank you to Sister Ann and all the girls at Holy Names Academy for starting it off with a bang. Thanks also to all the nice booksellers I met today, especially Chauni and Rene of All for Kids for letting me sign their amazing wall.

Image hosted by TinyPic.com The Holy Names gang, all 650 of them. Thank you dirtylibrarian for introducing yourself!!

Image hosted by TinyPic.com Me on top of a six-foot ladder signing the Author Wall.

I leave in a few minutes for the Barnes and Noble event. When I come back I have to pack because I have an early morning flight to Oakland, CA. Here is the schedule for Day 2, in case any of you can drop by.

1:20 – 3pm Speaking at Maria Carillo HS, Santa Rosa (not open to public). While there, I’ll also sign stock for Copperfield’s, Sebastopol, CA.

6:30-8:30pm Signing at The Storyteller in Lafayette, CA

On Wednesday I’ll be visiting bookstores in Danville, San Mateo, and Menlo Park, CA. Details tomorrow.

Image hosted by TinyPic.com Good night, Seattle! (like my purse?)

75 Replies to “Good night Seattle”

  1. so you know how everytime you’ve left me this year something bad has happened? Well this time you missed the candle sale. I have to turn it in by next Tuesday, so if you want me to read it to you over the phone we can do that. love you.

  2. so you know how everytime you’ve left me this year something bad has happened? Well this time you missed the candle sale. I have to turn it in by next Tuesday, so if you want me to read it to you over the phone we can do that. love you.

    1. I couldn’t call before you went to sleep. Sorry, sweetie. Your choice – just order what you think I’d like or wait until we talk Tuesday night. Let’s hope nothing else happens!

      1. Do you want me just to sign your name of a check or something? I got your message when I woke up this morning. It was nice. I have work till like 7.30, so I guess that’s 4.30 your time… but feel free to call me after that.

  3. so you know how everytime you’ve left me this year something bad has happened? Well this time you missed the candle sale. I have to turn it in by next Tuesday, so if you want me to read it to you over the phone we can do that. love you.

  4. whoa i’ve never commented on an lj before.

    hey! you are outrageously funny, and i’m sorry i haven’t read your books yet. jesus, you’re really busy. well, don’t forget to sleep! thanks for the talk, it was great!!

  5. whoa i’ve never commented on an lj before.

    hey! you are outrageously funny, and i’m sorry i haven’t read your books yet. jesus, you’re really busy. well, don’t forget to sleep! thanks for the talk, it was great!!

  6. whoa i’ve never commented on an lj before.

    hey! you are outrageously funny, and i’m sorry i haven’t read your books yet. jesus, you’re really busy. well, don’t forget to sleep! thanks for the talk, it was great!!

  7. hi. i’m from holy names and i really completely enjoyed your speech thing today. you think completely like me and its awesome. i havent read any of your books, but i’m definitely going to start.

    so, erm, anyways. i think i’ll friend you. and mine’s friends only so i guess you can…. brag? i dunno.

    -louisa

  8. hi. i’m from holy names and i really completely enjoyed your speech thing today. you think completely like me and its awesome. i havent read any of your books, but i’m definitely going to start.

    so, erm, anyways. i think i’ll friend you. and mine’s friends only so i guess you can…. brag? i dunno.

    -louisa

  9. hi. i’m from holy names and i really completely enjoyed your speech thing today. you think completely like me and its awesome. i havent read any of your books, but i’m definitely going to start.

    so, erm, anyways. i think i’ll friend you. and mine’s friends only so i guess you can…. brag? i dunno.

    -louisa

  10. hey laurie!! i go to holy names and your presentation was AWESOME!! at first i thought “oh boy, this is going to be a long one… what could someone POSSIBLY talk to us about for 40 minutes?!” then right after you started talking i was like “wow this is SO COOL!!” i deffinitely am going to read the rest of your books; i already read speak (which was GREAT!!). it was amazing when i was reading it i was like “woah kinda sounds like me!!” i loved the dark humor; it was deffinitely the best book ive ever read. i wish i could have gotten a book signed though… i didnt have any money to buy a book =(
    anyways, i hope you had fun at hna!!
    -erin

  11. hey laurie!! i go to holy names and your presentation was AWESOME!! at first i thought “oh boy, this is going to be a long one… what could someone POSSIBLY talk to us about for 40 minutes?!” then right after you started talking i was like “wow this is SO COOL!!” i deffinitely am going to read the rest of your books; i already read speak (which was GREAT!!). it was amazing when i was reading it i was like “woah kinda sounds like me!!” i loved the dark humor; it was deffinitely the best book ive ever read. i wish i could have gotten a book signed though… i didnt have any money to buy a book =(
    anyways, i hope you had fun at hna!!
    -erin

  12. hey laurie!! i go to holy names and your presentation was AWESOME!! at first i thought “oh boy, this is going to be a long one… what could someone POSSIBLY talk to us about for 40 minutes?!” then right after you started talking i was like “wow this is SO COOL!!” i deffinitely am going to read the rest of your books; i already read speak (which was GREAT!!). it was amazing when i was reading it i was like “woah kinda sounds like me!!” i loved the dark humor; it was deffinitely the best book ive ever read. i wish i could have gotten a book signed though… i didnt have any money to buy a book =(
    anyways, i hope you had fun at hna!!
    -erin

  13. Hello, hello! (^^)
    I’m another Holy Name…r… person, yes. Anyway! Thank you so much for coming to our school and talking to us today! I was really worried that it was going to be another boring presentation in all honesty, but was suprised (and very happy :P) that it was actually someone cool! (What a concept!)

    I hope it’s okay that I added you (^-^)v! Have fun in California~!

  14. Hello, hello! (^^)
    I’m another Holy Name…r… person, yes. Anyway! Thank you so much for coming to our school and talking to us today! I was really worried that it was going to be another boring presentation in all honesty, but was suprised (and very happy :P) that it was actually someone cool! (What a concept!)

    I hope it’s okay that I added you (^-^)v! Have fun in California~!

  15. Hello, hello! (^^)
    I’m another Holy Name…r… person, yes. Anyway! Thank you so much for coming to our school and talking to us today! I was really worried that it was going to be another boring presentation in all honesty, but was suprised (and very happy :P) that it was actually someone cool! (What a concept!)

    I hope it’s okay that I added you (^-^)v! Have fun in California~!

  16. thanks so much for coming to our school! i think you did a great job and even though im not a big reading person, im really excited to start reading speak. i hope you had fun at holy names 🙂
    -kristina

  17. thanks so much for coming to our school! i think you did a great job and even though im not a big reading person, im really excited to start reading speak. i hope you had fun at holy names 🙂
    -kristina

  18. thanks so much for coming to our school! i think you did a great job and even though im not a big reading person, im really excited to start reading speak. i hope you had fun at holy names 🙂
    -kristina

  19. hi i am too from hna…thanks so much for coming to our school..i have speak and will start reading it soon…i really enjoyed your assembly today…chelsea

  20. hi i am too from hna…thanks so much for coming to our school..i have speak and will start reading it soon…i really enjoyed your assembly today…chelsea

  21. hi i am too from hna…thanks so much for coming to our school..i have speak and will start reading it soon…i really enjoyed your assembly today…chelsea

  22. damn i had no idea so many flippin holy names girls had livejournal..
    well anyways, just like everybody said you rocked!!
    i hope you come back..
    i loved speak totally the best book ever…and i cant wait to read prom!!
    xo
    jac
    ps your purse rocks!!

  23. damn i had no idea so many flippin holy names girls had livejournal..
    well anyways, just like everybody said you rocked!!
    i hope you come back..
    i loved speak totally the best book ever…and i cant wait to read prom!!
    xo
    jac
    ps your purse rocks!!

  24. damn i had no idea so many flippin holy names girls had livejournal..
    well anyways, just like everybody said you rocked!!
    i hope you come back..
    i loved speak totally the best book ever…and i cant wait to read prom!!
    xo
    jac
    ps your purse rocks!!

  25. I couldn’t call before you went to sleep. Sorry, sweetie. Your choice – just order what you think I’d like or wait until we talk Tuesday night. Let’s hope nothing else happens!

  26. I couldn’t call before you went to sleep. Sorry, sweetie. Your choice – just order what you think I’d like or wait until we talk Tuesday night. Let’s hope nothing else happens!

  27. Wow another holy names girl look at all of us we multiply and spawning or whatever. Anyway thank you for coming to aour school. You were hilarious….i haven’t read your books yet eep :hides: but i will now they sound really cool. Thanks for understanding all of our teen drama’s finally an adult that understands. Your presentation was great today. Thank you so much and good luck on the rest or yer uh road trip 😀

  28. Wow another holy names girl look at all of us we multiply and spawning or whatever. Anyway thank you for coming to aour school. You were hilarious….i haven’t read your books yet eep :hides: but i will now they sound really cool. Thanks for understanding all of our teen drama’s finally an adult that understands. Your presentation was great today. Thank you so much and good luck on the rest or yer uh road trip 😀

  29. Wow another holy names girl look at all of us we multiply and spawning or whatever. Anyway thank you for coming to aour school. You were hilarious….i haven’t read your books yet eep :hides: but i will now they sound really cool. Thanks for understanding all of our teen drama’s finally an adult that understands. Your presentation was great today. Thank you so much and good luck on the rest or yer uh road trip 😀

  30. Do you want me just to sign your name of a check or something? I got your message when I woke up this morning. It was nice. I have work till like 7.30, so I guess that’s 4.30 your time… but feel free to call me after that.

  31. Do you want me just to sign your name of a check or something? I got your message when I woke up this morning. It was nice. I have work till like 7.30, so I guess that’s 4.30 your time… but feel free to call me after that.

  32. Hey Ms. Anderson. Thankz for visiting my school MCHS today. Your explanations of some questions we had were filling. Thanks again 🙂

  33. Hey Ms. Anderson. Thankz for visiting my school MCHS today. Your explanations of some questions we had were filling. Thanks again 🙂

  34. Hey Ms. Anderson. Thankz for visiting my school MCHS today. Your explanations of some questions we had were filling. Thanks again 🙂

  35. you are AMAZING!!! i’m from hna too, and you are by far the best and realest (is that a word?) speaker we have EVER had!!! thank you!
    ~ melina ~
    ps: i love love love speak, i’ve read it about 903 times.

  36. you are AMAZING!!! i’m from hna too, and you are by far the best and realest (is that a word?) speaker we have EVER had!!! thank you!
    ~ melina ~
    ps: i love love love speak, i’ve read it about 903 times.

  37. you are AMAZING!!! i’m from hna too, and you are by far the best and realest (is that a word?) speaker we have EVER had!!! thank you!
    ~ melina ~
    ps: i love love love speak, i’ve read it about 903 times.

  38. i finally bought the prom book today- i had 21.40 in my pocket and I totally got it. Barns and Noble on Rt. 31 in clay was out of it so i had to go to shopping town mall! they had plenty! hopefully ill see u april 2th i believe at the Oswego book store signing- that means all my books will be signed by you! ooo the excitement!

  39. i finally bought the prom book today- i had 21.40 in my pocket and I totally got it. Barns and Noble on Rt. 31 in clay was out of it so i had to go to shopping town mall! they had plenty! hopefully ill see u april 2th i believe at the Oswego book store signing- that means all my books will be signed by you! ooo the excitement!

  40. i finally bought the prom book today- i had 21.40 in my pocket and I totally got it. Barns and Noble on Rt. 31 in clay was out of it so i had to go to shopping town mall! they had plenty! hopefully ill see u april 2th i believe at the Oswego book store signing- that means all my books will be signed by you! ooo the excitement!

  41. Another HNAer

    Thank you so much for coming to speak with us at HNA the other day. I must say you are by far one of the best speakers we’ve had. You were awsome and thanks for keeping it real with us. I can’t wait to read your new book.
    I hope you have a good rest of your trip =)
    thanks again!

  42. Another HNAer

    Thank you so much for coming to speak with us at HNA the other day. I must say you are by far one of the best speakers we’ve had. You were awsome and thanks for keeping it real with us. I can’t wait to read your new book.
    I hope you have a good rest of your trip =)
    thanks again!

  43. Another HNAer

    Thank you so much for coming to speak with us at HNA the other day. I must say you are by far one of the best speakers we’ve had. You were awsome and thanks for keeping it real with us. I can’t wait to read your new book.
    I hope you have a good rest of your trip =)
    thanks again!

  44. Re: HNA PARTY

    Hey! surprise, surprise, another one from HNA … thanks so much for coming… seriously… ive read catalyst and speak and i bought prom on Monday and finished it the same night, talk about a different spin 🙂 but it was awesome!!! i could relate to both Nat and Ash.. they were both really real (i dont know how u do it)… anyway i know it was a busy day but you wrote down a book u said i should read (Bird by Bird –Anne Lamott) and i just put it on hold at the library, so i thought of you and i just wanted to say thanks because ur so inspiring and the things u gave to the audience have affected me… i think about how you told us that u tell ur kids “just stay alive and we can deal with anything else” and thats soo cool… ur an amazing person and im sure ur kids are too (theyre very lucky!) please keep writing books and being amazing and inspiring as usual (again, i dont know how u do it)…
    words arent thanks enough,
    maria

  45. Re: HNA PARTY

    Hey! surprise, surprise, another one from HNA … thanks so much for coming… seriously… ive read catalyst and speak and i bought prom on Monday and finished it the same night, talk about a different spin 🙂 but it was awesome!!! i could relate to both Nat and Ash.. they were both really real (i dont know how u do it)… anyway i know it was a busy day but you wrote down a book u said i should read (Bird by Bird –Anne Lamott) and i just put it on hold at the library, so i thought of you and i just wanted to say thanks because ur so inspiring and the things u gave to the audience have affected me… i think about how you told us that u tell ur kids “just stay alive and we can deal with anything else” and thats soo cool… ur an amazing person and im sure ur kids are too (theyre very lucky!) please keep writing books and being amazing and inspiring as usual (again, i dont know how u do it)…
    words arent thanks enough,
    maria

  46. Re: HNA PARTY

    Hey! surprise, surprise, another one from HNA … thanks so much for coming… seriously… ive read catalyst and speak and i bought prom on Monday and finished it the same night, talk about a different spin 🙂 but it was awesome!!! i could relate to both Nat and Ash.. they were both really real (i dont know how u do it)… anyway i know it was a busy day but you wrote down a book u said i should read (Bird by Bird –Anne Lamott) and i just put it on hold at the library, so i thought of you and i just wanted to say thanks because ur so inspiring and the things u gave to the audience have affected me… i think about how you told us that u tell ur kids “just stay alive and we can deal with anything else” and thats soo cool… ur an amazing person and im sure ur kids are too (theyre very lucky!) please keep writing books and being amazing and inspiring as usual (again, i dont know how u do it)…
    words arent thanks enough,
    maria

  47. Yet Another HNAer….

    There appear to be a lot of us around…. Yet I don’t know who a single person who replied is…. Hmm….

    Anyhoozles, I loved your talk, which is great because I was definitely prepared to sleep through it. And I had no clue who you were when they introduced you, and then they said it was through a children’s book store thing, and I got a bit scared, but then you mentioned Speak and Catalyst, and I was like ohhh…. Yeah. Great books, they are. I haven’t gotten Prom yet, though, because I have no money.

    Yeah, so thanks for coming!

    ~Christina = )

  48. Yet Another HNAer….

    There appear to be a lot of us around…. Yet I don’t know who a single person who replied is…. Hmm….

    Anyhoozles, I loved your talk, which is great because I was definitely prepared to sleep through it. And I had no clue who you were when they introduced you, and then they said it was through a children’s book store thing, and I got a bit scared, but then you mentioned Speak and Catalyst, and I was like ohhh…. Yeah. Great books, they are. I haven’t gotten Prom yet, though, because I have no money.

    Yeah, so thanks for coming!

    ~Christina = )

  49. Yet Another HNAer….

    There appear to be a lot of us around…. Yet I don’t know who a single person who replied is…. Hmm….

    Anyhoozles, I loved your talk, which is great because I was definitely prepared to sleep through it. And I had no clue who you were when they introduced you, and then they said it was through a children’s book store thing, and I got a bit scared, but then you mentioned Speak and Catalyst, and I was like ohhh…. Yeah. Great books, they are. I haven’t gotten Prom yet, though, because I have no money.

    Yeah, so thanks for coming!

    ~Christina = )

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