Violet Raines is in Bookstores!



Even Tropical Storm Fay could not stop me from driving to Barnes & Noble to see Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning on official bookstore shelves!

Here's the "Where's Waldo?" version:



and a close-up (face-out service provided by moi).



I was so proud of Violet, sitting there quietly with her peers--I had to take her home. My first sale! Hooray!

34 comments:

Heather said...

Congratulations! Great pictures. It's an amazing feeling to see your books sitting there on the shelf, isn't it? Here's to many more sales!

Danette Haworth said...

Thanks, Heather. It was a great feeling--I wanted to shout to everyone in the bookstore, "This is my book! I wrote it!" But I told only the info person and the young woman at the register who laughed and apologized that she still had to tell me about the store's return policy.

cindy said...

what a wonderful foto... and CONGRATULATIONS! i can't imagine the day myself--you must be so thrilled!!!!!!

Jessica Burkhart said...

Congratulations!

Travis Erwin said...

That must be a wonderful feeling. Congrats!

Jacqui said...

Congratulations. I love the cover!

Charles Gramlich said...

Hurray! I just put in my order from Barnes & Noble.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Hi Danette,

Hooray and congrats. I am a friend of Travis Erwin going to email you about buying a signed copy.

Terrie

courtney said...

!!!!! Ooh, Danette, they belong there. What wonderful photos, what a wonderful day and what a wonderful feeling! I bet you'll be treasuring all three in the years to come! CONGRATULATIONS!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Ooh, she really stands out on the shelf doesn't she. :)

Jason said...

Congratulations!!! I'll look for a copy at our local B&N for my daughter.

Angie Frazier said...

Awesome Danette! I was so bummed, I went to my local Borders and they didn't have it! I tried to place an order, and they said it wasn't even listed to order. I was all "what the french toast?" So, I'm ordering it on Amazon today! Yay!! Great pics :-)

Prince Balthazar said...

Congratulations. That must be an awesome feeling.

Thanks for your comment on my blog!

Brenda said...

How exciting! Congrats...on Violet being on the bookshelf and on your first sale! grin...

Kim Kasch said...

I am so excited for you. I'm hoping one day . . .

And I love the Where's Waldo shot :)

I will have to pick up my own copy this week at my downtown Borders.

Mary Witzl said...

Great cover, Danette, and congratulations. Do you have any idea when this will be out in the U.K.?

I think I would have had a hard time not telling anyone. I would have wanted not to tell, but I think I might have given in and told more than the cashier.

Sheri said...

YAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Much jubilation!!

Rena said...

It looks great there! I can't wait to see if it's in my bookstore. Congratulations Danette. You must be thrilled!

Sheri said...

NJ Borders are displaying it FACE OUT everyone! I snatched my copy up. Hey, Danette, I forgot to tell you, there were only two copies left on teh display when I snatched mine up, leaving a lonely one.

soooooooooooooooooooooo exciting!!!! My girls and I are putting names in a hat to decide who gets to read it first.

Ello said...

I ordered my copy! Am so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tammi said...

Soooo...I picked up my Very Own Copy of VIOLET RAINES ALMOST GOT STRUCK BY LIGHTNING yesterday and did a little shelf-placement-adjustment for the remaining B&N copies.

I read the first couple of pages before I even made it out to the car, and, let me tell you, I love the voice. The only problem is my 10-year-old daughter loves it, too, so we are battling it out as to who gets to read it first.

I'm trying to be the grown up here. But it's hard.

Congratulations!

Linda D. (sbk) said...

I'm heading out tomorrow to see if I can find it. I can't wait!!

I love your photos. So. Very. Cool.

ChrisEldin said...

Beautiful, stunning photos!!!
You look SOOOO happy! Many heartfelt congratulations!!!!
:-)

(I just read your comment on Cindy's blog--I think your hair is so pretty for your face, don't cut too much!)
:-)

Mary said...

Congratulations!

ChrisEldin said...

I just received the books today!!!!

Thank you for autographing them!! The cover is truly more beautiful when you're holding the book in your hands.

I started reading it--OMG! I LOVE your voice! I mean, I love Violet's voice. This is going to be a fantastic read!!!!
:-)

beth said...

Congratulations!

Ello said...

Later this week, when I have my head in place, I will be blogging about how my Oldest and I got into a fight over who would read your book first! This is a first!!!

Danette Haworth said...

I just want to thank everyone for wonderful things you've said here. I can't tell you how moving it is to have other writers comment on the voice and the story.

Sheri's report on the book facing out brought tears to my eyes, and every person who's bought or is reading Violet has touched my heart.

Ello, I look forward to your post!

Chris, HA! Hope your sons liked what I wrote!

Mary, I don't know when the book will be released in the UK, but I think you can order it on Amazon.

Carrie Harris said...

How wonderful! Your book looks fabulous on that shelf, and I absolutely cannot wait to read it!

strugglingwriter said...

That must be an amazing feeling. First sale? Yay! :)

Word said...

Danette!

I totally missed visiting the Book Roast site when you were getting roasted yesterday! Uhg.

Wanted to send good wishes and congrats!!

sometimes Word
sometimes DeeLaine
usually just plain old Donna

Cheryl Kauffman said...

I saw your book on Stephen's website and bought it for my daughter. She will be doing a book report on it. She just finished reading chapter 18 and she told me to tell you it is a really great book. I am not a blogger, but I told my husband to make sure and put your book on his sidebar on his blog. http://mykauffman.com/myself/
I know it is a kids book, but I have been reading it too and it is really great!

LindaBudz said...

Hi, Danette! Late to the party (as ever), but wanted to let you know I just got back from Borders, where I bought your book. FYI, they had two copies at my local store.

Now, I'm off to crack the spine....

Squee!

Kelly said...

How awesome to see your book at the book store!
CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!