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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Marie said...

Is it Finn and/or Jake from Adventure Time? Even if it isn’t, I’m placing it on the table as a GREAT option for a future cake pop series.

September 12, 2011 03:33 AM
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Carla Walker said...

My guess is… Porky Pig from Looney Tunes!

September 12, 2011 03:39 AM
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Angelique said...

Smurf

September 12, 2011 03:39 AM
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preveena said...

smurf????

September 12, 2011 03:40 AM
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Emma said...

Hmm. I’m going to guess… Simba from the Lion King too! It’s my favourite Disney movie ever and I can’t wait for it to be re-released!

Ps, Glad you’re all better now!

September 12, 2011 03:45 AM
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Anabelle Cherise said...

I guess Winnie the Pooh!

September 12, 2011 03:49 AM
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steph said...

pumbaa from the lion king? i would say timon but i think pumbaa allows more cake pop to work with!

September 12, 2011 03:52 AM
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Michelle P said...

My guess is Elmo!! Glad to see you are feeling well enough to do some signings. I hope you can make it over to Vegas sometime, I would love to meet you.

September 12, 2011 03:54 AM
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Jiggaye said...

Donald Duck

September 12, 2011 03:56 AM
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Hjördís said...

A Smurf???

September 12, 2011 03:56 AM
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Astra said...

I’m guessing it’s the smurfs!:D

September 12, 2011 04:11 AM
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Nichelle said...

Cartoon characters there are so many to choose from….I’ll go with a favorite Sylvester the cat.

September 12, 2011 04:14 AM
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Fernie said...

Smurfs?

September 12, 2011 04:14 AM
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Ike said...

I’m very sure it’s smurf!!

September 12, 2011 04:19 AM
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Pamela said...

mickey mouse

September 12, 2011 04:20 AM
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nicola said...

I hope it was lightning mcqueen!

September 12, 2011 04:26 AM
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Lori Testa said...

Snoopy!!

September 12, 2011 04:33 AM
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Jessica said...

Betty Boo

September 12, 2011 04:34 AM
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Rachel said...

Angry Birds of course!

September 12, 2011 04:35 AM
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Kaitlyn D said...

I’ll bet it’s Spongebob.

September 12, 2011 04:38 AM
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Sarah B. said...

I was going to pick a Muppets character, but then remembered that you said CARTOON character, so I will guess…the angry birds?

September 12, 2011 04:41 AM
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Teresa said...

Jack Skellington

September 12, 2011 04:53 AM
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Lee Pargmann said...

I’m so glad to hear that you had a kidney transplant and that you and your Mom are doing fine. My brother-in-law had one also and his daughter donated to someone so that he could get one that matched him. So happy for them and for you. I didn’t know about your troubles before, but now I get your blog and also I bought your book! Love it!!!

My guess is the Smurfs or Tweety Bird.

September 12, 2011 04:57 AM
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Eunice said...

Winnie the pooh?

September 12, 2011 05:05 AM
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Alysia said...

I was going to guess Smurfs, but so many have guessed it already.
I will guess Caspar the Friendly Ghost. :)

September 12, 2011 05:08 AM
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Amy S. said...

My guess is Woodstock from Peanuts

September 12, 2011 05:09 AM
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sumayya said...

hi there

im guessing its a cake pops tribute for 9/11 ??? twin towers???

September 12, 2011 05:11 AM
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sumayya said...

ooops!! didnt see the last bit on the cartoon charachter ….blush….disney?????

September 12, 2011 05:13 AM
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Mandy said...

Spongebob!

September 12, 2011 05:14 AM
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Favorella said...

I think its bart simpson:-)

September 12, 2011 05:15 AM
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Melissa Thomas said...

Smurfette

September 12, 2011 05:23 AM
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chris said...

I’m guessing Scooby Doo – he just popped into my head – he’d make a great cake pop!

September 12, 2011 05:28 AM
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Kelly German said...

Scooby-Do!!!!! Where are you?????????

September 12, 2011 05:28 AM
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Oregonjudy said...

Could it be Dora the explorer?

September 12, 2011 05:30 AM
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Sally Clarida said...

Rosie the Robot?

September 12, 2011 05:30 AM
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becky said...

tweety?????

September 12, 2011 05:32 AM
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Sophie said...

Smurfs!

September 12, 2011 05:46 AM
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mindy1 said...

Aww glad you are feeling good :D

September 12, 2011 05:59 AM
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Sandy said...

Scooby-Do!

September 12, 2011 06:00 AM
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Lisa said...

Phineas & Ferb…or maybe Candace, or Perry????

September 12, 2011 06:03 AM
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Fidelma said...

rataouille?

September 12, 2011 06:06 AM
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Teki said...

Spongebob and Patrick!

September 12, 2011 06:06 AM
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koren said...

was going to say Phineas & Ferb but that is taken so lets go with Olivia

September 12, 2011 06:08 AM
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Yael said...

Oh I have no idea. Glad to hear you’re doing well. What a miracle. Want to come to Israel and do a signing???

September 12, 2011 06:09 AM
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koren said...

wonderful to hear your doing so well!! wish you would come to annapolis MD would love to get my book signed!!

September 12, 2011 06:10 AM
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Samantha said...

Mickey Mouse?

September 12, 2011 06:14 AM
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liz said...

My guess is piglet

September 12, 2011 06:17 AM
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Ceilidh said...

Simba from the Lion King

September 12, 2011 06:21 AM
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Melissa M said...

Pooh bear? :)

September 12, 2011 06:24 AM
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sandy said...

My guess is one of the birds from “Angry Birds”.

September 12, 2011 06:33 AM
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Robin Richard-Shaw said...

Barney!

September 12, 2011 06:37 AM
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rxo7 said...

smurfs, for there movie was last to come!

September 12, 2011 06:44 AM
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Katrina said...

Gah! I wish I could go!! Come to Ottawa, Canada. Please?!

September 12, 2011 06:44 AM
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rxo7 said...

mickey mouse

September 12, 2011 06:45 AM
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Sarah Young said...

Papa smurf or smurfette

September 12, 2011 06:45 AM
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Rachel B. said...

My guess is Shrek!

September 12, 2011 06:46 AM
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rxo7 said...

okay perhaps . .
. . . . .
umm pokemons

September 12, 2011 06:46 AM
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Jess said...

Betty Boop?
Btw, please come to South Texas. Even Austin will do, I can drive there. We have fires. Pity us and come sign my Cake Pop book ;)

September 12, 2011 06:47 AM
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pella said...

Oswald

September 12, 2011 06:47 AM
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rxo7 said...

buster

September 12, 2011 06:47 AM
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rxo7 said...

spongebob!!!

September 12, 2011 06:48 AM
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Helena said...

Snoopy?

September 12, 2011 06:49 AM
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andrea y. said...

kermit the frog…

September 12, 2011 06:52 AM
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andrea y. said...

kermit the frog…

September 12, 2011 06:52 AM
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Stephanie said...

Care bears?

September 12, 2011 06:53 AM
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Julie said...

How about Perry the Platypus? “He doesn’t do much,” but it would be really cute. ;)

September 12, 2011 06:53 AM
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Lexy said...

I’ll guess Dagwood from the Newspaper comics.

September 12, 2011 06:54 AM
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Monica said...

I would sayBlu from Rio

September 12, 2011 06:54 AM
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Amanda said...

I’m going to guess…. Minnie Mouse

September 12, 2011 06:55 AM
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Barb said...

My guess Smurfs

September 12, 2011 06:58 AM
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Margy said...

Kuifje? (I am from Belgium, so…)

September 12, 2011 07:00 AM
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Cristy said...

Smurf!

September 12, 2011 07:01 AM
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Granny Robin said...

Snow White because she is my grandaughter’s favorite and I would love to learn how to make her. What a blessing that you and your mother are doing so well. Prayers work miracles along with the wonderful physicians.

September 12, 2011 07:02 AM
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margie said...

A witch for Halloween

September 12, 2011 07:04 AM
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christine said...

i hope you made Tigger because he is my favorite cartoon character! :)

September 12, 2011 07:05 AM
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stacy said...

Nemo?

September 12, 2011 07:06 AM
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Angela said...

I’m going to guess Stewie from Family Guy. :). Love that show!!

September 12, 2011 07:11 AM
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Sandy Krout said...

A monster high character?

September 12, 2011 07:12 AM
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Jacki said...

I am so thrillled to hear that you and your Mom are doing so well…I am having chemo at the moment and your positive attitude has been an inspiration to me ! Love and Blessings always…XXX

September 12, 2011 07:13 AM
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Jeanine said...

Since this is all my kids have been talking about lately, I’m going to guess Sponge Bob!

September 12, 2011 07:16 AM
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Angela said...

Smurfs

September 12, 2011 07:19 AM
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Jennifer Lien said...

Smurfs!!

September 12, 2011 07:20 AM
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Lillian P. said...

Perhaps Casper the friendly ghost for Holloween coming up. If not, he would be adorable to make. For you to make that is!
{Hugs} to you for feeling much better!

September 12, 2011 07:20 AM
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Kathy said...

A smurf

September 12, 2011 07:20 AM
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Anne said...

Glad to hear you are back and feeling good!

September 12, 2011 07:24 AM
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Cheryl said...

Smurf!

September 12, 2011 07:28 AM
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Kim said...

Is it Mulan?

September 12, 2011 07:29 AM
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TONYA said...

smurf

September 12, 2011 07:36 AM
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evey said...

i did angry birds recently..so maybe you did too?? :)

September 12, 2011 07:37 AM
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Krissi said...

Angry birds

September 12, 2011 07:37 AM
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Kim said...

Ms. Piggy! :)

September 12, 2011 07:38 AM
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Theresa S. said...

Looking down the list, there are a Loy of great ideas to keep you going. Since you get asked to do anloy for Disney Family and they have two big promotional pushes at the moment, gonna go with Lion King (Simba).

September 12, 2011 07:38 AM
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Erika said...

My guess is Care Bears. I’m so glad you are doing better! Can’t wait to see you in Minneapolis!

September 12, 2011 07:41 AM
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Terri A. said...

Snoopy

September 12, 2011 07:41 AM
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Kathie said...

Smurfs?

September 12, 2011 07:43 AM
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Renee said...

Papa Smurf!

September 12, 2011 07:44 AM
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Kitsy said...

I think it is Yogi Bear ??? Glad u r feeling better !

September 12, 2011 07:48 AM
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Christine said...

My guess would have been Smurfs or Simba, but those have clearly been guessed (along with almost every other conceivable character). I didn’t scroll through all the comments so I’m not sure if it’s been guessed, but I’ll go with Charlie Brown. His little round head would be perfect for cakeballs and with fall peeking at us, thoughts of Halloween and things like Charlie Brown’s Great Pumpkin movie are dancing through my head.

September 12, 2011 07:49 AM
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Amy said...

Smurf?

September 12, 2011 07:49 AM
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marsha said...

Olivia!

September 12, 2011 07:49 AM
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