Marcia Strykowski

More Roller Boy Launch Events

To round off the Roller Boy book release, there were three signing events back to back. The first was the previously mentioned big launch party, shown here. Plus I belatedly got this picture to add in (not every day you get to see your name in lights! 🙂 ). mateo scarecrow and HPL sign smallerThe following Saturday, I participated in the 4th Annual Children’s Book Festival which was combined with Strawbery Banke’s annual Fall Festival held in historic Portsmouth, NH. I had a great time at this interesting location.Strawbery Banke - smaller lighter

DSC02822 - CopyNext up was at a Barnes & Noble this past weekend:

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BN kid groupTo see more pictures of kids with books, click on the Kids With Books page from my menu. 

I have another event coming up in a few weeks, a four-town school district is hosting authors for a family literacy night. If you ever want to find out what’s going on, just click on my Events page.

If you’d like to add Roller Boy to your Goodreads book lists, here’s the link (and thank you!).

OK, now that Roller Boy is out in the world and doing well, maybe I can get caught up reading other blogs and working on future books. Speaking of books, here are a few quotes for those of you between projects or perhaps thinking of dipping into writing.

“It was my fear of failure that first kept me from attempting the master work. Now, I’m beginning what I could have started ten years ago. But I’m happy at least that I didn’t wait twenty years.” –Paulo Coelho

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” –Karen Lamb

“My advice is to never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.”  –Charles Dickens

41 Comments

  1. Barbara Fisher

    Massive congratulations Marcia, glad it is all going so well. x

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  2. Congratulations, Marcia. You are doing so well.

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    • Thanks, Robbie. As you know, it’s quite the business with its ups and downs!

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  3. Wow! You and Roller Boy are skating along. I’m thrilled for you, Marcia. Love your Kids With Books gallery, too. What a great idea. And thanks for these quotes…I’m determined! 🙂

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    • Thank you, Pierr. Glad you enjoyed the picture link. Best of luck with your projects! I need procrastination quotes as much as anybody, so I’ll keep your determination in mind to motivate me.

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  4. Congratulations on the fun events and love the quotes!

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    • Thanks, Yvonne! I thought of you when I looked for inspirational quotes. 🙂

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  5. Fabulous photos! Those people are lucky who get to go to your book events.

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  6. So pleased things are going well for Roller Boy!! Looks like you are having a great time at your readings and signings. Love your name in lights!! Thanks for the great quotes too.

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  7. Rosemary Krol

    Marcia, I’m so happy for you that Roller Boy is doing well. And nice use of the scarf!

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    • Thanks, Rosemary! I was hoping you wouldn’t mind me spreading out your pretty scarf as a tablecloth, but I just couldn’t resist. 🙂

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  8. Rosemary Krol

    BTW – Nice picture of you and Janet. I saved it in our photos directory.

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    • It was great to see her and I’m so glad she thought to take pictures.

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  9. Good job! Inspiring too.

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  10. Michelle Elder

    Great to see the kids with Roller Boy…especially the boy sitting and reading!

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    • I know! He was in his own little world for quite a while, right there in the middle of the store. 🙂

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  11. Edna Lord

    Congratulations again! Great book.

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  12. Ashley

    Your book events look awesome, wish i could be there. congratulations!!

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  13. Congratulations on the release of Roller Boy. Looks like the book events were tons of fun. You have been busy! 🙂

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  14. Wow. You are going strong, Marcia. I’m so impressed. And it’s great to see all those kids reading. Yay for the future. Enjoy your next signing!

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  15. So thrilled that you are able to have the joy of seeing all your work appreciated! So fancy, signing books at Barnes & Noble!! You have really been keeping busy. And– loved those author quotes– so true. Have you read Anne Lamott’s book on writing– Bird by Bird. ?? It’s so encouraging (and funny) for writers or anyone with a big project! Love to you. xo

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    • Yes, Bird by Bird is very inspiring, a wonderful book! You’re right, it’s been very busy, as I try to give Roller Boy a little boost out into the world. Thanks so much, Rhonda! xo

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      • Really glad you had so much good response right off the bat! I’m still waiting for my copy! hugs!

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  16. Bette Norton

    I am so happy all of your book releases have gone so well. I enjoyed reading Roller Boy very much. I just ordered five more books from Barnes and Noble for Christmas gifts! Roller Boy has a wonderful message of hope, endurance and believing in your own self worth,. A great tool for young people of today who are struggling with bullying, racism, feeling isolated and low self esteem. You can’t help but root for Mateo through the whole book! A wonderful read!

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    • Wow, thanks so much, Bette! I really appreciate your feedback and ongoing support! 🙂

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  17. So wonderful to see your joy, Marcia! I say, keep up the momentum of all that energy and inspiration, and channel it into a future writing project!

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  18. Wow, a very big congratulations Marcia! I’m happy for you. I love the pictures of you with the kids holding their books. Wish you could have a book event here in our side of the world. And thanks for sharing those quotes – beautiful read! Big hugs from Cambodia.😘🌈

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    • Judging by the gorgeous photographs you share, I’d love to visit Cambodia. Thank you, Lilly!

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  19. Congrats! The launch events look like so much fun, and it’s wonderful to hear that Roller Boy is doing well.

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  20. Marcia, congratulations on your successful tours! The book looks terrific, the young readers eager and you look happy and relaxed! I love the quotes at the end … I just can’t get enough of writing wisdoms! 😀 Good luck with your next engagements…you’re a pro!

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