Thursday, December 4

Authors at the Party

Sometimes I get to see lots of other authors in one spot, and that is always kind of magical, like seeing a unicorn under a rainbow with a leprachaun. Or something.

Anyway, a night like that happened this week at the book party I co-hosted at Butter (a favorite Gossip Girl eatery) with Gamer Girl author Mari Mancusi, who rules. Here she is signing her book. Isn't she pretty in purple?


We were celebrating Gamer Girl (which has a purple-ish cover) and Violet in Private, so I wore purple tights, too, but I have no evidence of that. Sorry! Here (with me, left) 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 (How to Ditch Your Fairy) and Maureen Johnson (Suite Scarlett).


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


Great crowd too--attendees from Vogue, Teen Vogue, ELLE, InStyle, Daily Candy, CNN and, of course, Mari's colleagues from Better TV. We also had socialites, publicists, a ton of great authors, and Dorchester and Penguin editor types.

What other authors were there? Glad you asked! Michael Northrop (Gentlemen), Liz Maverick (Wired) and Anisha Lakhani (Schooled). It was cool.

Oh, and we had signature chocolates that looked like they had gold in them. It was like magic!

Thanks to everyone who came and celebrated with us--too many awesome people to name. Also, thanks to Butter, and to Clarins and Lierac for the gift bag contributions. We had a blast!


Sara Hantz said...

WOW, fabulous photos, I'm so jealous... I'd loved to have been there...... one day....

And Hungry Hippos too... I LOVE that game.

Alyson Noel said...

What a great party!! If you ever throw one of these on the West Coast I am soooo there!

Wendy Toliver said...

Wow, I'm impressed you can spell "leprachaun." :)

That party looked like so much fun! It's great to see some familiar faces and some fabulous authors I've never met. Next time you need to do it when I'm there, though. I missed you by only a week or so. Boo hoo. Thanks for sharing, Melissa.

Gerb said...

Looks like so much fun. Wish I could have been there. I'm giving away books to celebrate with you, though.

Amanda Ashby said...

Wow. I sooo need to give up backwater NZ and move to New York because it looks like sooo much fun!!!!!

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

I wish I was there!