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.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Williams-Sonoma – Edina Galleria Mall
3512 Galleria Williams-Sonoma #717
Edina, MN, 55435
Friday, October 21, 2011
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Chronicle Books Corporate Headquarters
680 Second Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
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.
Did you possibly make smurf pops? =)
Someone from Yo Gabba Gabba?! xoxo!
I think is a smurf.
I’m glad you’re doing better
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.
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 :)
winnie the pooh! :)
Hmm is it the characters from Family Guy?
Since my daughter is obsessed with simba I’m gona guess that and congrats on u and your moms speedy recovery:)
Glad you & your mom are doing well!
Stitch? I’m so glad you can travel again!
Miss Piggy or Kermit? Any of the Muppets?
totally love your blog. my guess would be some sort of disney character or the simpsons?
I’m gonna guess you made some apples for back to school, green apples…
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! :)))
All the good ones are already taken, so I’ll go with… Postman Pat.
I’m guesing … Garfield!
My guess is piglet
Fairly Odd Parents?
I’m going to guess either Disney princess or a character from Archie comics! :)
I guess smurf’s
Ummmmmm my gues is disney princess’ like cinderella or snow white!!!! Puhlease pick me
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
Glad that you & your mom are doing well. Take Care!
Is it Smurfs?
My (super random) guess is Scooby Doo!
Little Einsteins…can you tell I want to win :)
I think it is Tweety bird! I think she would make a great cakepop!
glad your doing well, i am gonna have to say Megamind!
The Lion King :)
Sid the Science Kid:)
hi!!!!! i have 3 guesses lol!
is it a simpson?
is it a smurf?
is it batman?
Since some of the best were already taken…
Flounder from The Little Mermaid?
I think im going with Rango.
Have fun at the book signings :0)
Catarina aka docerela
Special Agent Oso :)
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!!
Is it Snoopy?? I love snoopy and he would make a cute cake pop! :)
patrick from spongebob squarepants!
I hope it was Marvin the Martian!! :)
I’m going to go with Smurfs, but only because the movie just came out. LOL
I am thinking it is Garfield, but that is already taken so now I am thinking it is the Tasmanian Devil.
I am going with Simba of the Lion King!
My guess is Happy Feet (I don’t know his actual name)
Glad you’re feeling better!!!
Hmm maybe Plankton – from Sponge Bob?
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!
Glad to hear you are doing well, I am going to try really hard to get to your SF book signing! =) How fun.
i wanna say…. aaahhhh…. um …. i give up…………………………………….. ………………………. …………………….. ………………………………….. …………… ……………………… ………………….. ……………….. ………….. um..family guy?
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!
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 :)
Is it the Smurfs or maybe, Shrek?
Buzz Lightyear! Glad you’re feeling better!
Happy Feet penguins!?
My guess is eeyore from Winnie the pooh!
I can’t wait to meet you! I really want a hug please?
I was thinking one of the Smurfs?
Hey Arnold characters?
My guess is a Smurf!
An Angry Bird!!
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!
Glad you’re doing better! Please come to Arizona! :) Can’t wait to see what you made…maybe Casper?!
Phineaus and Ferb???
Who else but the smufs. These bring back such fond memories of my childhood.
i was going to guess spongebob but since someone beat me to it, ill guess… veggie tales?
Twin Towers? World Trade Center?
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.
Timon! He is the best character of the Lion King ;)
Timon! He is the best character of the Lion King ;)
Dora the explorer
I am going to guess…Tweety Bird.
Please let it be Snoopy!
Finn and Fiona from Adventure Time? They have the perfect head shapes for cake pops.
Phinneas and Ferb?
A favorite with my 6 year-old niece.
Kung Fu Panda :)
I would guess tweety bird
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.
My guess is Fozzie bear from the Muppets!
Is it Gnomeo? I don’t know that he’s a true cartoon character but he’s so cute that I wouldn’t blame you. Hope you have fun at the book signings!
Charlie the Ranch Dog
Bugs Bunny? (I love the Angry Birds idea though!) So glad you’re doing better!
Another guess! I just thought of a charcter (or charcters)! Mr Mens and Little Misses :)
mickey mouse!! hmmmm, well, then there’d have to be two cos ya just GOTTA make minnie-mouse stuff when ya got mickey-mouse stuff……
I wanna say Simba from the Lion King, since they are doing a remake… but “technically” that isn’t a cartoon character, so I am gonna say…Marvin the Martin (you should try Felix the Cat!!) !!
I was going to guess charlie brown, but then it was taken…so the flinstones :D
Strawberry Shortcake! Or Snoopy?
my guess would be Simba from Lion King since it is being rereleased-and glad you are doing well with your kidney! My stepson is 4 yrs rejection free(fingers crossed that it continues down the right path) and know all the struggles you have on a daily basis! Sure wish I could make it to SF to see you..unfortunately heading to Lake Tahoe that morning!
I know smurfs is already taken but thats when I’m guessing :)
is it the smurfs?? Love those guys :)
Did you make the Angry Birds?
You are such an inspiration – so resilient and so grounded. Thanks for sharing your journey!
Betty Boop! She would look awesome :)
Charlie Brown and Snoopy. Did you know Snoopy is a beagle? I never knew a beagle to be black and white… Hmm.
Love your site and glad your feeling better :)
before you said cartoon, I was thinking something patriotic for the 10th anniversary celebrations but a cartoon…maybe a Smurf?
I was going to guess The Lion King but since that was already said…..the Simpsons? Total shot in the dark.
Scooby Doo? :-)
Winnie the Pooh?
Scooby! Please let it be Scooby! :)
mmm… Mario Bros!
The Simpsons! Lisa’s pointy hair would make an adorable pop!
My guess is Diego. :-)
I’m going to try really hard to make it to your signing in SF! I may have two tired kids Olin tow!
Scooby doo. He is the greatest cartoon character of all :D
I had no idea. So glad you & mom are doing well. God bless you both!
Pikachu!! (Unfortunately, my kids are a little obsessed with Pokemon right now. *sigh*)
Yay! Cant wait!!!
Im gonna go with Dora!!!
p.s. you’re so awesome! :)
minions from despicable me?
So glad to hear you are feeling well. Everyone who get to go to your signings will just love meeting you. I’m so glad I did. I was at the signing at Costa Mesa in Ca.
I was going to guess a kidney because…well, you know!
But as far as I know there aren’t any kidney cartoon characters. :)
Pascal from Tangled!
Dora the explorer?
I’m gonna go with Kermit the Frog!
Felix the Cat? He’s a cutie :)
Glad you are feeling better. =) my guess is animaniacs.
So glad your doing better!!
My guess is SpongeBob
Alice in Wonderland
The golden gate bridge!
Phineas and Ferb?
Phineas and Ferb?
I am going to guess Miffy because the Smurfs were taken and because she is AWESOME
The angry birds!
Perry the Platypus from Phineas & Ferb!
I think you created a sponge Bob
Darn, I wanted to guess Hello Kitty, but since that has already been guessed, I will guess ELMO! :)
My guess will be Rango!
I think its spongebob
My guess is Rango!
I would guess your recent iphone camera graham cracker cookies would have you inspired to make… the blue twitter bird! He has a very round head that would make a rather nice cake pop :O)
I am going to guess Moomintroll in hopes that no one will guess right. Besides, he is adorable and would make a great cake pop. :)
I would have to guess a Smurf. But I would love to see Scooby Doo!
And I’m so happy that you’re feeling better!
How about the Powerpuff Girls?
Lightning McQueen from Cars?
Not cartoon, but I really hoped you can make a Yo Gabba Gabba! cake pops sometime :)
I’m going to guess… donald duck!
I guess Smurfette. Hope I win!
I am going with Smurf. I love those little blue guys…and gal!
Pumba from the Lion King!!
I might have to try to make it to the city to see you in SF
The smurfs & smurfette?
So glad you’re still feeling well!!! Thank God for your mom and your new kidney.
I’m going to guess that you made SMURFS this weekend!
When will you be in Vegas??? My guess is Cartman from South Park since the smurfs are already taken lol.
Simba and Nala from the Lion King!!
so glad you’re doing better!
my guess is simba
Blu from Rio.
Thomas the train?