As you all know, I love parties, and way back when, to celebrate the release of my first trade paperback, The Frog Prince, I threw my first-ever book launch bash at La Barca on San Francisco’s famed Lombard Street. The Frog Prince is about Holly Bishop, who, after a failed marriage to a failed Prince Charming, moves to the city by the bay in search of her happy ending. San Francisco was a natural setting for this novel because I used to live there while attending grad school at USF and teaching junior high in Belmont at the Immaculate Heart of Mary School.
The launch event was an absolute hit. Read my post-party blog post, titled The Party, for more details. Also, check out my Travel Spotlight on San Francisco for pictures from the party (including a photo of Mayor Gavin Newsom and me!) and a list of my local SF favorites, some of which are mentioned in the book.
Have you read The Frog Prince or visited San Francisco? What are your favorite memories? Share your favorite places to visit, or your fav experiences, and you’ll be entered in my City By The Bay contest which includes a signed copy of The Frog Prince, yummy Ghirardelli chocolate and lots of JP reader goodies! Contest will end at midnight PST (2-3 days away) with the winner announced shortly thereafter.