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A Happy Launch for The Vault of Dreamers

VaultLaunchThanks to Suzy Staubach and the team at the UConn Coop Bookstore, we had a swell launch for The Vault of Dreamers yesterday afternoon.   I was touched that so many dear friends came to celebrate with me, and one of my cousins drove four hours to make the event.  After I read the opening chapter, answered questions, and signed copies, I had a chance to visit with people and talk books.  It was the perfect way to send my novel off into the wild.  A… Continue reading

Soon! A Launch for The Vault of Dreamers, Sunday, Sept. 14th

Suzy Staubach and the team at the UConn Co-op Bookstore are hosting the launch of The Vault of Dreamers this Sunday, September 14, at 3:00.  Come on by!  Rumor has it, cupcakes will be served.

Caragh O'Brien and Suzy Staubach at the UConn Co-op

Caragh O’Brien and Suzy Staubach at the UConn Co-op

I have a special relationship with the Co-op.  I first met Suzy 20 years ago when I moved to the area and came into the bookstore with my kids so they could crawl into the little red barn.  We bought our first… Continue reading

A Smashing Opening of a Favorite Bookstore: The UConn Co-op

Readers packed the UConn Coop during the Grand Opening Saturday, March 1, 2014

Readers packed the UConn Coop during the Grand Opening Saturday, March 1, 2014

Book lovers flocked to the Grand Opening of the UConn Co-op Bookstore at Storrs Center, CT, this weekend.  The ribbon-cutting event jointly celebrated the opening of the Bookstore, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, and Le Petit Marché Café, which share the contiguous space.  More people came than were expected Saturday afternoon, March 1st, and the celebration was super fun.

Writer and Manager of the General Books Division at the Coop, Suzy Staubach, with friends Nan Sorensen and George Gibson.

Writer and Manager of the General Books Division… Continue reading

Ballard Puppets and Art Spiegelman, Coming Soon

Spiegelman Comes to the Jorgensen, March 3, 2014

Spiegelman Comes to the Jorgensen, March 24, 2014* note changed date!

*Spiegelman’s lecture has been postponed to Monday, March 24, 2014.

Two upcoming events I’m excited about are the opening of the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at Storrs Center this Saturday, March 1st and Art Spiegelman’s talk “What the %@&*! Happened to Comics?” at the Jorgensen Monday, March 24th.  Both events are free and open to the public, and I can’t wait.

Naturally, I’m a little scared of traditional puppets, but I love how weird… Continue reading

A Happy Launch for Promised

I had such a nice time at the UConn Coop last night.  Thanks to Suzy Staubach and Sharon for putting on such a nice event, and thanks to my friends and family for coming by to help celebrate the release of Promised.  I really love living in a small town with my buds and our own, familiar bookstore.

My next stop on the Promised Blog Tour is with Usagi at Birth of a New Witch, where we talk about how women’s rights figure in the Birthmarked… Continue reading

A Happy Launch for Prized

Suzy Staubach and the kind team at the UConn Co-op put on a fun launch for Prized last night, and I was touched that so many of my friends came, including one from college I haven’t seen in years.  She and her daughter came all the way from Rhode Island to surprise me.  Madness!

The local high school had their concert rescheduled to last night due to the power outages last week, which accounted for a shortage of singers in the audience.  Nevertheless, it was a special… Continue reading