Monday, September 12, 2011

Two signings next month

Earlier this year I did a post announcing two more book signings for February.

One in San Francisco that I made it to and one in Minneapolis that I didn’t.

I got sick and had to cancel at the last minute. I wasn’t doing well as you know.

My transplanted kidney was failing and I had to unexpectedly start dialysis in March.

By June I was off dialysis because I received another kidney transplant thanks to the wonderful gift of life from my mom.

Now, it’s September. Several months later and I am doing great. Mom, too. Feeling worlds better and I’m so grateful.

Your kindness during those tough months still means so much to me. Thank you.

It’s been a crazy year, but next month on October 8th, I’ll be in Minnesota for the book signing I missed in February. Yay!

If you had planned on coming last time, I hope you can make it again. I would love to meet you guys, share cake pop stories and give you a big hug.

Coincidentally, I’m also going to be in San Francisco again later in October. My mom and I will be attending a charity event with my publisher benefitting the National Kidney Foundation that serves Northern California. Chronicle was kind enough to make a donation. I love those guys.

While I’m there, I’ll be doing a book signing at the Chronicle Headquarters store. Hope you can come by and say hi. There will be more hugs.

Here are the details for both.

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MINNEAPOLIS
Saturday, October 8, 2011
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Williams-Sonoma – Edina Galleria Mall
3512 Galleria Williams-Sonoma #717
Edina, MN, 55435

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SAN FRANCISCO
Friday, October 21, 2011
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Chronicle Books Corporate Headquarters
680 Second Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

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I just wanted to let you know.

I also want to let you know that I made some really cute cake pops this weekend. I just need to finish the photos and pull the post together.

Want to take a guess what I made?
The first person to guess correctly will win a signed Cake Pops book.
One guess per comment please.

Here’s a hint: It’s a cartoon character.

If no one guesses correctly, I’ll do a random draw.

Deadline to leave your guess on this post is Monday, September 12 at 9 pm ET. Time’s Up. Cake Pop and Winner announced here.

Good Luck!

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KatieLovesWags said...

OOoOo, I’m voting for Papa Smurf and all his gang! I love that they are coming back in vogue becase I have great memories of watching them every Saturday morning when I was a kid.

September 12, 2011 12:51 AM
102
Lorianne said...

I would guess tweety bird

September 12, 2011 12:51 AM
103
Amna Harb said...

Smurf :)

September 12, 2011 12:51 AM
104
kateW80 said...

Maybe Dora?

September 12, 2011 12:52 AM
105
kateW80 said...

Kung Fu Panda :)

September 12, 2011 12:53 AM
106
Emily HC said...

Phinneas and Ferb?

A favorite with my 6 year-old niece.

September 12, 2011 12:53 AM
107
Laura Michelsen said...

Pocoyo

September 12, 2011 12:53 AM
108
Jenne said...

Finn and Fiona from Adventure Time? They have the perfect head shapes for cake pops.

September 12, 2011 12:53 AM
109
Emily said...

SPONGEBOB!!!

September 12, 2011 12:53 AM
110
Elliott said...

Please let it be Snoopy!

September 12, 2011 12:54 AM
111
Santresa said...

I am going to guess…Tweety Bird.

September 12, 2011 12:55 AM
112
Jessica said...

Dora the explorer

September 12, 2011 12:56 AM
113
Jessica said...

Timon! He is the best character of the Lion King ;)

September 12, 2011 12:57 AM
114
Jessica said...

Timon! He is the best character of the Lion King ;)

September 12, 2011 12:57 AM
115
Becky W. said...

Mickey Mouse! Cause he’s a classic! Or Timon and Pumba cause Lion King is coming back to theaters soon. Or Charlie brown. I for one would love to see Jack Skellington.

September 12, 2011 12:58 AM
116
Yvonne said...

Twin Towers? World Trade Center?

September 12, 2011 12:59 AM
117
Sandee said...

i was going to guess spongebob but since someone beat me to it, ill guess… veggie tales?

September 12, 2011 01:00 AM
118
Kristy T. said...

Who else but the smufs. These bring back such fond memories of my childhood.

September 12, 2011 01:02 AM
119
Kristen said...

Phineaus and Ferb???

September 12, 2011 01:04 AM
120
Kristen said...

Scooby Doo?

September 12, 2011 01:05 AM
121
Lynne said...

Jack Skellington

September 12, 2011 01:05 AM
122
Kyla @ Funky PolkaDot Giraffe said...

Miss Piggy!

September 12, 2011 01:06 AM
123
Sara @ Mom Endeavors said...

Glad you’re doing better! Please come to Arizona! :) Can’t wait to see what you made…maybe Casper?!

September 12, 2011 01:07 AM
124
Heather M said...

I’m going with Garfield…cause the paper is sitting here and I don’t think he was mentioned. But for the record, I think the whole crew from Phineas & Ferb would be outstanding!!!

I saw a show where the illustrator was showing how each character’s face is a basic shape with details. Now, if you could just make the Perry ones rattle like the noises he makes….bwahahaha!

September 12, 2011 01:07 AM
125
Melissa Irvin said...

An Angry Bird!!

September 12, 2011 01:08 AM
126
Kristen said...

Disney Princesses???

September 12, 2011 01:09 AM
127
Shea said...

My guess is a Smurf!

September 12, 2011 01:10 AM
128
Kristen said...

Handy Manny?

September 12, 2011 01:11 AM
129
Kristen said...

Hey Arnold characters?

September 12, 2011 01:12 AM
130
Kristin said...

I can’t wait to meet you! I really want a hug please?

I was thinking one of the Smurfs?

September 12, 2011 01:12 AM
131
Laura said...

Scooby Doo!

September 12, 2011 01:12 AM
132
Kara A said...

My guess is eeyore from Winnie the pooh!

September 12, 2011 01:14 AM
133
Niki said...

Happy Feet penguins!?

September 12, 2011 01:16 AM
134
Zainab Faraidooni said...

smurfs

September 12, 2011 01:17 AM
135
Meghan Cassidy said...

Buzz Lightyear! Glad you’re feeling better!

September 12, 2011 01:17 AM
136
Trisha said...

Is it the Smurfs or maybe, Shrek?

September 12, 2011 01:19 AM
137
heidi althouse said...

So glad to hear both you & your Mom are doing well.

Love for it to be the monster from the bugs bunny series. The one who looks like a big hairy tooth :)

September 12, 2011 01:21 AM
138
Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

hmmmm, ghosts??

September 12, 2011 01:23 AM
139
Audrey said...

Rainbow Brite? There have been so many guesses already, this was an unique one I came up with.

So glad you and your mom are doing better!

September 12, 2011 01:23 AM
140
Shannon said...

Charlie Brown?

September 12, 2011 01:24 AM
141
lorena zambrano said...

Olivia

September 12, 2011 01:24 AM
142
Cecily Ruvalcaba said...

i wanna say…. aaahhhh…. um …. i give up…………………………………….. ………………………. …………………….. ………………………………….. …………… ……………………… ………………….. ……………….. ………….. um..family guy?

September 12, 2011 01:25 AM
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Christina G said...

My first instinct was Dora the Explorer, but I saw somebody else already guessed that so…..

I am going to go with Winnie the Pooh!
Here’s hoping!

Glad to hear you are doing well, I am going to try really hard to get to your SF book signing! =) How fun.

September 12, 2011 01:25 AM
144
Kiki said...

Hmm maybe Plankton – from Sponge Bob?

September 12, 2011 01:25 AM
145
Melissa B. said...

My guess is Happy Feet (I don’t know his actual name)
Glad you’re feeling better!!!

September 12, 2011 01:27 AM
146
bruinbr said...

I am going with Simba of the Lion King!

September 12, 2011 01:28 AM
147
Georgia Hunt said...

Sponge Bob

September 12, 2011 01:31 AM
148
Barb said...

Pop-eye

September 12, 2011 01:31 AM
149
Michelle LeBlanc said...

I am thinking it is Garfield, but that is already taken so now I am thinking it is the Tasmanian Devil.

September 12, 2011 01:31 AM
150
Julie Reed said...

I’m going to go with Smurfs, but only because the movie just came out. LOL

September 12, 2011 01:32 AM
151
Cheryl Upshaw said...

I hope it was Marvin the Martian!! :)

September 12, 2011 01:33 AM
152
Mary Nguyen said...

patrick from spongebob squarepants!

September 12, 2011 01:35 AM
153
kourt said...

Is it Snoopy?? I love snoopy and he would make a cute cake pop! :)

September 12, 2011 01:37 AM
154
Christina K. said...

Daffy Duck! Or some other loooney tunes character! Me winning with this guess is probably 1 out of a million chances though. But i’d like to believe this is right! Can’t wait for your next post!! the suspense is on. I’m very glad you are feel better LOVE YOU!!

September 12, 2011 01:38 AM
155
Ana Anselmo said...

Special Agent Oso :)

September 12, 2011 01:39 AM
156
Catarina said...

I think im going with Rango.

Have fun at the book signings :0)

Catarina aka docerela

September 12, 2011 01:39 AM
157
Krysta said...

Since some of the best were already taken…

Flounder from The Little Mermaid?

September 12, 2011 01:40 AM
158
veronica said...

hi!!!!! i have 3 guesses lol!
is it a simpson?
is it a smurf?
is it batman?

September 12, 2011 01:41 AM
159
Ana Anselmo said...

Sid the Science Kid:)

September 12, 2011 01:43 AM
160
Ana Anselmo said...

The Lion King :)

September 12, 2011 01:45 AM
161
kathryn said...

glad your doing well, i am gonna have to say Megamind!

September 12, 2011 01:45 AM
162
Grace said...

I think it is Tweety bird! I think she would make a great cakepop!

September 12, 2011 01:46 AM
163
Ana Anselmo said...

Little Einsteins…can you tell I want to win :)

September 12, 2011 01:46 AM
164
Ana Anselmo said...

Goofy :)

September 12, 2011 01:48 AM
165
Mikkey Nguyen said...

Spongebob :D

September 12, 2011 01:54 AM
166
Mai said...

PIKACHU! :]

September 12, 2011 01:56 AM
167
claire said...

My (super random) guess is Scooby Doo!

September 12, 2011 01:58 AM
168
Lynnee said...

Glad that you & your mom are doing well. Take Care!

Is it Smurfs?

September 12, 2011 01:59 AM
169
Kara said...

Hello Kitty?

September 12, 2011 02:04 AM
170
Yane said...

Is it Curious George? I want to make some for my sons first birthday Jan 7th so that the only character I have in mind. lol

September 12, 2011 02:08 AM
171
Jessica F said...

Ummmmmm my gues is disney princess’ like cinderella or snow white!!!! Puhlease pick me

September 12, 2011 02:09 AM
172
Andrea said...

I guess smurf’s

September 12, 2011 02:16 AM
173
Stephanie said...

Flounder!

September 12, 2011 02:16 AM
174
Lea said...

spongebob squarepants!!!

September 12, 2011 02:19 AM
175
Nancy McCabe said...

TinkerBell!

September 12, 2011 02:20 AM
176
Bailey said...

I’m going to guess either Disney princess or a character from Archie comics! :)

September 12, 2011 02:21 AM
177
Tegan said...

Fairly Odd Parents?

September 12, 2011 02:26 AM
178
trisha said...

Smurfs:)

September 12, 2011 02:26 AM
179
Roxanne bowers said...

My guess is piglet

September 12, 2011 02:27 AM
180
sue.falstaff said...

I’m guesing … Garfield!

September 12, 2011 02:28 AM
181
Viiriainen said...

All the good ones are already taken, so I’ll go with… Postman Pat.

September 12, 2011 02:30 AM
182
Lora Joy said...

Little Einstein’s?!? Wow wow wubbzy…Backyardigans…Oomie Zoomies, bubble guppies??? Hehe well if we are only allowed ONE guess, I would say…ROCKET from Little Einstein! :)))

September 12, 2011 02:31 AM
183
Kelly said...

I’m gonna guess you made some apples for back to school, green apples…

September 12, 2011 02:36 AM
184
Raelyn said...

Totoro!! :D

September 12, 2011 02:42 AM
185
Emma said...

Smurfs!

September 12, 2011 02:44 AM
186
Kim said...

totally love your blog. my guess would be some sort of disney character or the simpsons?

September 12, 2011 02:45 AM
187
Marlene said...

Miss Piggy or Kermit? Any of the Muppets?

September 12, 2011 02:58 AM
188
Kellie said...

Stitch? I’m so glad you can travel again!

September 12, 2011 03:01 AM
189
Sharon C said...

Arthur?

Glad you & your mom are doing well!

September 12, 2011 03:06 AM
190
Jia Min said...

Doraemon !!

September 12, 2011 03:12 AM
191
nicol said...

Since my daughter is obsessed with simba I’m gona guess that and congrats on u and your moms speedy recovery:)

September 12, 2011 03:15 AM
192
NicoleY said...

Hmm is it the characters from Family Guy?

September 12, 2011 03:16 AM
193
Linda said...

smurf!!

September 12, 2011 03:18 AM
194
Vivian Alianan said...

Angry birds!!

September 12, 2011 03:22 AM
195
Geet said...

winnie the pooh! :)

September 12, 2011 03:22 AM
196
Sasha @ The Procrastobaker said...

Every single one i was thinking has been taken! So im going to goooo…kermit the frog, and if thats already been taken then (rather unlikely!) i will go for tintin :)

September 12, 2011 03:24 AM
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deb said...

My husband underwent a kidney transplant at UCSF in 1980. Patients had to stay in the hospital for weeks afterward at that time, so family did a lot of driving between Santa Cruz and SF. In case you’ve never been, Highway One is gorgeous and we’ve got bookstores and bakers galore!!!

I’m so glad you are doing well (and your mom too).

I’m guessing Angry Birds also.

September 12, 2011 03:27 AM
198
Betty Osuna said...

I think is a smurf.

I’m glad you’re doing better

September 12, 2011 03:28 AM
199
Jackie said...

Someone from Yo Gabba Gabba?! xoxo!

September 12, 2011 03:29 AM
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tonja hillegass said...

Did you possibly make smurf pops? =)

September 12, 2011 03:31 AM
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