Nov 5, 2009

The Party Is Over, But The Memories Live On

My husband, Ed, and I had a wonderful time at Mark Shurtleff's Book Launch party hosted by Valor Publishing Group. It was held at Barne's and Nobles in the Gateway Mall in Salt Lake City. What a wonderful event this was. I was so busy enjoying the music and readings and all the people that I neglected to take pictures of everyone. I did happen to snap a few, so thought I would share. If anyone took more and wants to share, I'd really appreciate. You all have my permission to copy these and use them wherever. Enjoy.

Mark Shurtleff reading the first chapter of his book,
"Am I Not a Man, The Dred Scott Story"
Brought tears and chills to the entire room.

Me, Ali Cross, Kimbery Job & Daron Fraley

Shanna Blythe, Me, Elizabeth Mueller, Kimberly Job & Karen Hoover

After the party, a few of us went next door to the Tai restaurant. Oh, man was the food good . . . oh yeah, and the company was pretty awesome too.

Ali & David Cross & My hubby, Ed

L. T. Elliot, Shanna Blythe & Elizabeth Mueller

Stacy Gooch Anderson & Karen Hoover

And then, as if we didn't get enough of each other Tuesday night, we had to have lunch at Ali's house the next day. Tons of fun and girl chatter.
My poor hubby sat in on the whole thing and I must say he did pretty well. Thanks for being such a great supporter and loving my friends, sweetie. Love you!

L. T. Elliot, Ali Cross, Me, Karen Hoover & Elizabeth Mueller
We were so sad that Shanna Blythe and Shari Bird were not able to join us. Maybe next time.

Nichole Giles and Me
(Added this photo late, thanks Nichole for sharing)


  1. Looks like you had a great time. I'm sorry I missed it.

  2. Glad you guys had so much fun, Christine. It was wonderful to see you there.

  3. Awesome pictures! Makes me wish I could have been there. I'm glad you had such a fabulous time!!!

  4. SO much fun. I have the best group of friends in the world.

    Thanks for posting the pics Chris!

  5. It was a wonderful time and I'm glad to have finally met you in person. *hugs*

  6. Looks like you guys had a wonderful time. Wish I could have been there, but I had a critique group that night.
    Thanks for posting the pictures so we could share in the excitement.