Monday, April 11, 2016

Happy Spring: A Morning with Grandpa Release & Norfolk Academy Art Show 2016



Although it still feels like Winter, Spring is coming in with a bang for me.

1. A MORNING WITH GRANDPA IS BEING RELEASED


The official release date for A MORNING WITH GRANDPA, written by me and illustrated by Christina Forshay (Lee & Low Books) is May 1, but books have already arrived at my local indie store, Prince Books, and Amazon is fulfilling orders.



So it's really real now! Seeing my book on the shelf at Prince Books (above) was a thrill.

I went in to sign some pre-orders:


And then this weekend, I got my box of author copies! Apollo was the first to enjoy them:



I'm looking forward to my book signing party at Prince Books on Saturday, April 30, from 4-6 p.m.  We've got a tai chi demo planned, which should be fun.

And to celebrate the launch, I will take part in a multi-stop blog tour, beginning on April 22, with the website I help run, Kidit411.

I'm also excited that my good friend Alayne Kay Christian gave a nice review of the book on her blog recently: Unearth Your Protagonist's True Goal, Plus A Morning with Grandpa Has Been Released!

2. MY PAINTINGS ARE IN THE ANNUAL NA ART SHOW


Each year, I take part in my girls' school's annual art show, featuring about 80 local artists. I didn't have a lot of time this year to come up with four completely new pieces of work, so I re-worked a few older ones, and did a new collage piece:
Here Be Lionfish © Sylvia Liu

Home © Sylvia Liu


Stay © Sylvia Liu

This is the collage and painting technique I'm playing with now:

I Dream of Kraken © Sylvia Liu

The art show is the same day as my book signing, at Norfolk Academy, April 30, at 6 p.m.  Hope my local friends will stop by one or the other, or both!






7 comments:

  1. What a super exciting month it is for you, Sylvia! I wish I could be there at your book-signing but at least I'll see you soon thereafter. :) XO

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    1. Thanks, Teresa- glad I'll see you in May too!

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    2. And I am missing all the festivities! Boo! Lots of luck and love, Sylvia! xo

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  2. Exciting! What a fun book launch. I wish I could be there too.

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  3. Congratulations my talented friend! I am so excited for you! xo

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