Summer Friend's Birthday Party!

Summer Friend is one-year-old today!

Thanks for all your visits and your comments, gosh, and I can't believe you drove through the rain to get to the party. Coming down, isn't it! Well, don't just stand there with your umbrella dripping, come on in!

Chocolate cake awaits you in the comments section, along with a sundae bar (endless trips). Pop, bottled water, and select cordials are on the island. (Don't overindulge!)

Before you go, here are a few of my favorite Summer Friend memories:

Queries and the Artist Formerly Known as Danette Haworth
America's Next Top Writer
The Man With Dirty Hands
Signs from the Road
Wildlife Week In Which I Encounter Wildlife Where It's Not Supposed to Be: You Won't Believe Your Eyes!
Walker BFYR Bought My Book!
Let the Games Begin

Now let's go have cake!


Danette Haworth said...

Hmm, B made these delicious lemon cookies. I can't stop eating them!

Sheri said...

Happy birthday! Yes, it was a sloppy trek getting here, but now that I see you are serving chocolate martinis it was worth the soggy trip!

I just read Queries and the Artist Formerly Known as... I laughed out loud! I know people say this all the time, but I really did!

Ah, America's Next Top Writer... that post is when we first met on the blogosphere! I remember that one well. I think I said you were brilliant. So wonderfully written and funny!

Oh, I almost forgot to give you your present... it's your signature in a stamp so you never have to worry about suffering from SSS again.

Danette Haworth said...

Sheri! You're the first to arrive! So glad you're enjoying the chocolate martinis! Do try the tootsie rolls, so good!

I love my present! So thoughtful! Glad you are here!

Charles Gramlich said...

Congrats on making a year. Now where's the cake! LOL.

Stephen Parrish said...

"America's Next Top Writer" was a landmark post. Happy birthday. Many more.

Danette Haworth said...

Charles! Good to see you! Several chocolate cakes, actually--brown sugar chocolate cake (I had to make this one twice because the first one fell when my husband banged the back door.), German chocolate, and Mississippi Mud Pie (store bought, shh, don't tell anyone!). If Lana can't make it, let me send some home with you.

Stephen, thank you for the birthday wishes!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Happy BLOG Birthday. Off to check out your landmark posts and to raise a glass to plenty more in the year to come.

Travis Erwin said...

Happy blogiversary!

Danette Haworth said...

Cate and Travis,
Thanks for coming! Please have some hors d'oeuvres and lemon drops.

Susan Sandmore said...

Great idea for a party! Chocolate cake, here I come. Happy Birthday, Summer Friend!

AprilGarden said...

Happy birthday 2 Summer Friend!!
I call lemon drops!!


Sheri said...

Mud pie? YUM! I love mud pie. They make a delicious one at the Lambertville Station in NJ.

Ello said...

Happy blog birthday! I would like the chocolate cake! And am so happy to have found you!

LindaBudz said...

Happy birthday!

And, thanks for stopping by my blog this afternoon.

Oh, yeah, and um ... CONGRATULATIONS! Just saw this on PM today:

Author of the forthcoming debut VIOLET RAINES ALMOST GOT STRUCK BY LIGHTNING Danette Haworth's THE HOTEL OF BLUEBERRY GOODNESS and ME AND JACK, again to Stacy Cantor at Walker, by Ted Malawer at Firebrand Literary.


Danette Haworth said...


Hooray! Hooray! I didn't know it was being reported today! Thanks for pasting in the blurb! Now I can post it everywhere!

Hooray! Lalalalala!

I'm going out of town for a few days, but details after that!

Stella said...

Happy first B-Day to you and your blog! And congrats on your other good news. Wow! You go, girl.

Kim Kasch said...

My sons (who both love to sing) sang you a Happy Blog Day song. Check it out here:

and believe me, you're glad I didn't join in.

Such wonderful news!

Danette Haworth said...

I absolutely love the video! I left a comment (and a request) and sent you a PM on Verla Kay.