Castle Danger Book Launch Celebration a Big Success

Presenting the first donation of $100 to Michelle Redman, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big of Sisters of Southern MN.
Presenting the first donation of $100 to Michelle Redman, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big of Sisters of Southern MN.

My Book Launch Celebration at Perfect Day Cakes in Owatonna was a big success in more ways than one. First, the turnout was greater than I had dared imagine. Second, many of my family, especially Mom, were present to share the experience with me.

A small sampling of those who attended.
A small sampling of those who attended. Mom is in the third chair from the left.

Third, dozens of friends came to show their support and buy a book. More importantly, the surprise highlight of the day was a visit from my first Little Brother, Zach!

My "Not-so-little-anymore" first Little Brother, Zach
My “Not-so-little-anymore” first Little Brother, Zach
Zach and I being interviewed by Molly Penny of KOWZ Radio in Owatonna during a live radio remote broadcast
Zach and I being interviewed by Molly Penny of KOWZ Radio in Owatonna during a live radio remote broadcast

Most importantly, I was able to donate the first of what I hope will be many hundreds of dollars to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern MN. Counting $1.00 per copy sold plus incredibly generous extra donations from several people, I easily reached my target goal of selling enough books to meet that milestone.

Below are photos of the two dynamos who make Perfect Day Cakes and Bakery a wonderful asset to the local business community.

Thea Farrington, owner of The Perfect Day Cakes & Bakery, hard at work during my Book Launch Celebration
Thea Farrington, owner of The Perfect Day Cakes & Bakery, hard at work during my Book Launch Celebration
Sonja Sigler-Harris (second from left) of Perfect Day Cakes created a wonderful event out of a simple idea
Sonja Sigler-Harris (second from left) of Perfect Day Cakes created a wonderful event out of a simple idea

If you missed the Book Launch Celebration, I’ll be signing books at The Little Professor Book Center in Owatonna from 9:00 to noon on Saturday, June 4. Come on down, buy a book, and browse Owatonna’s wonderful Farmers’ Market across the street in Central Park.