Saturday, May 9, 2009

Weekend Surprise

Check out the gift I got from my amazing critique group. It came in the mail today. It's a commemorative Apollo 11 collection of stamps, pins and a patch. My favorite part is the1969 postcard from the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center Stamp Club. It has that space-age 1960s look. I can almost imagine it in the hands of Muscle Man McGinty.

It's been a great week, filled with so many warm wishes and even presents. I am overwhelmed by the kindness of my friends.

Yesterday I introduced Neil Armstrong Is My Uncle to a group of homeschooled nine to eleven year olds. It's the book they'll be reading for next month's book club. What a bunch of smart kids. When one talked about writing a story from the pov of Freddie Mercury, another identified my use of and gave me the definition for "onomatopoeia", and the third recited the history of the slinky, I knew I was in over my head.
We meet again in a month after they read the book. I can't wait to hear what they think.

Three more days till book launch!


Anonymous said...

What a super “Out of This World” gift from your critique group! A commemorative Apollo 11 collection of stamps, pins, patch, and postcard- too cool…
You book will soon be out there too. One dream realized, many more to go. Janie Lee

Unknown said...

A great gift from your group.

Just wanted you to know that Amazon confirmed that "Neil Armstrong was my Uncle" has shipped.

Enjoy the book launch day tomorrow!!


Anonymous said...

I'm soo glad you liked it. We all wanted to get you something that would fit in with your book's launch and the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.

Have a blast tomorrow with all the kids. What a perfect way to celebrate your book being published. If I had know earlier, I would have gotten Astronaut Ice Cream for the party.

The countdown is now at T-minus 12 hours and 40 minutes!!

Anonymous said...

T minus 2 hours, 20 minutes.. I wonder if this was what 'houston' felt like

Jennifer Rinaldi said...

What a fantastic gift! I love that they thought of this!