We have Lift-Off!

This post is late.

I don't really have an excuse for it--just that I've run out of words.

Because the words I want to say--thank you--seem so inadequate. And there may have been 90,000 words in Across the Universe, but none of them say thank you enough.

They say a picture's worth a thousand words, though, and all one thousand here are joy and gratitude:

The husband and I right at the end of the book launch party yesterday.

24 comments:

Corinne said...

Congratulations, Beth <3

owlandsparrow said...

Tears. In my eyes. Yep, they're still there.

SO PROUD OF YOU! *hugs* You look so happy, and you husband looks so proud!

—Kayla

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Congratulations, Beth! So happy for you and hubs! Loving that smile on your face. You've earned it--and the many more to come. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE is amazing.

Paul Greci said...

Great photo, Beth!! I'm just shy of page 100 and am totally enjoying Across the Universe!!

Kiki Hamilton said...

Congratulations Beth! There's never another launch of your first book!

Shannon said...

Congratulations, Beth! Looking forward to reading ACROSS THE UNIVERSE!

Janet Johnson said...

Congratulations Beth! So exciting. :)

JEM said...

Muchos congratulations! And well-deserved :).

Cherie Reich said...

Congratulations! You look wonderful, Beth! It must be such an exciting and proud moment.

And, I can't wait to begin reading Across the Universe. It came today from Amazon.

Emy Shin said...

Congratulations, Beth! That's a gorgeous photo -- both of you looked wonderful!

Elana Johnson said...

I cannot say it loud enough: YAAAAY! CONGRATS!!

kbaccellia said...

YAAAAAY! Congrats!

Angie Smibert said...

Congrats!!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

What a cute couple! And Congratulations!!!

Catherine Denton said...

Awwwww! Congratulations. Looks like you had fun.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

And you know what, Beth, we can't say how amazing you are or how unbelievably freaking excited we are for you enough, either--and girl, you deserve another 26 letters in the alphabet just so we could!! :-)

J. L. Jackson said...

Congrats! I am so very happy for you.

I Read Banned Books said...

Congrats! AtheU is beyond awesome...we can't wait for book 2!

Jen

Mrs. DeRaps said...

Um, no--Thanks to you! For real. That was one engrossing book. I cannot wait to share it with my students. They are going to love it. But, you already knew that because you used to be an English teacher and know that teens love romance, mystery, thinking about the future and REBELLION!!

Thanks so very much. I can't wait to read MORE. Enough with the hugging and the roses--Go write some more!

(Kidding.)

(Sort of.)

Jemi Fraser said...

Can't wait for my copy to arrive! I'm so happy for you Beth - you deserve all kinds of success! :)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

You don't need more words. The smiles are enough. :D

Dawn Kurtagich said...

That is truly awesome! Wish I could have been there! :)

Leigh Russell said...

Congratulations!

Nichole Giles said...

Congratulations. Hope it sells like crazy.