Thursday, September 6, 2012

Life Imitates My Book - Part 2

There's more magical mermaid mayhem to mention.

I was thrilled to be invited to sign books at Mini Jake in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We set a date, time and they ordered books. The usual arrangements but with an unusual twist dreamed up by Mini Jake's owner, Inga Rogers, and her PR expert, Gabrielle Napolitano, producer of many popular kid events (Hip Tot Music Fest). Their vision of a mini-mermaid parade day based on my book MERMAIDS ON PARADE came to life on a beautiful Saturday in July.

Early in the day parents and children flocked to the shop for story time. I read and signed my books to an adorable audience of neon colored mermaids, pirates, and a shark. The second part of the day featured an award winning Mermaid Parade costume designer, Janna Kennedy, who came with a group of friends wearing the unique costumes she designs.

My favorite part was marching along the streets of Williamsburg with costumed sea creatures holding up my book. Gosh! People cheered and applauded the mini-mermaid parade. The event was so popular that an annual Mini Jake tradition was born. What an honor! Autographed copies of MERMAIDS ON PARADE and GOOD MORNING, DIGGER are available at Mini Jake. Thank you Mini Jake! xo
Enjoy the photos of the day.

Gabrielle "Still Hip" Napolitano with Dante and Chloe.

I pose with Inga Rogers and Janna Kennedy.
Photo Credits: Gabrielle Napolitano and Melanie Hope Greenberg Copyright 2012