Thank you, Costco, and everyone who came out to see me. Some of my friends decided to surprise me and make the long drive out to beautiful Westlake Village (which is the west Valley in SoCal with Malibu to the west). When I arrived, I was thrilled to see the store had made this fantastic display.
First in line was a father of a reader in the Philippines who had been waiting since 10:30 am (3 hours) because he happened to be in the store and saw the poster. You can bet he got special swag! I did a sketch in each book, as promised, which is easier to do at the Costcos because there we have two hours to sign. I’m grateful and humbled to be there at all, as the previous authors were celebrity chefs and Carol Burnett.
A special shout-out to my STARTERS team angels and dear friends, who wore the t-shirts and assisted me there the entire time – Nutschell and Maiko. Paul and Joan, thank you so much for your unwavering support and getting the word out (so happy to get the dvds of the launch), and Luke, I’ll get you back for the big surprise. Joann, looking forward to coming to your reading group in August. To all the newcomers, it was great to meet you. I’ll be drawing the prize winners later tonight.