3...2...1... Blast-off! It's LAUNCH/Party time!

Me and the book cover -- yippee!

DRUM ROLL PLEASE...

The culmination of months, no years -- seven to be exact -- of work (on/off, painful/joyous)...

Signing books, this one's for Kate.

Signing books, this one's for Kate.

THE REALITY JANE BOOK LAUNCH PARTY! (I can not make this exclamation point big enough, and if I put 20 of them you'd think me childish).

What can I say, the perfect launch to this sweet (eh-hem) little tale of Jane's raucous adventures behind-the-scenes in reality TV. And, when I say perfect, I mean perfect!

Awesome guests, rather, awesome FRIENDS, attended with great big smiles and accolades. I couldn't have been more humbled by their support and all the love in the room -- and it was fun too! (muchos pix below)

Highlights:

--the red carpet and my paparazzi (thank you Spencer) snapping pix of guests!

  • my fabulous yummy mummy caterer/buddy Heather feeding us with delicious appies and treats!
  • my super-kid au pair from Germany bartend'ing and keeping everyone's cup full (running over)!
  • kick-ass location/hosts lent us their West Van home--thank you Dianne and Martin!
  • the whole sh-bang professionally lit with kinos/arris thanks to my DP (DOP in Canada) hubby Josh!
  • beautiful speech by my ever-supportive, loving and talented mother, Marguerite (thanks Ma)!
  • and, as I said, all my awesome friends trekking out on a cold November night for a little celebration (thank you Cea for being my gorgeous cover model and doing my web-site just in time for launch)! 

Thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart! 

xo Shannon

Carole and Mark -- super hip neighbours and friends!

Carole and Mark -- super hip neighbours and friends!

Now would somebody please turn this novel into a MOVIE already!

Cea: awesome friend and cover model for the book

Cea: awesome friend and cover model for the book

Giving my speech, Josh by my side!

Giving my speech, Josh by my side!

Heather (foodie phenom), Andrea (tri-athlete phenom)

Heather (foodie phenom), Andrea (tri-athlete phenom)

Ami (interior design phenom), Helena, Sarah with big smiles!

Ami (interior design phenom), Helena, Sarah with big smiles!

Awww, they're actually listening! My wonderful guests.

Awww, they're actually listening! My wonderful guests.

Jonica and Helena looking happy w/ their purchase (only $15.95 folks!)  

Jonica and Helena looking happy w/ their purchase (only $15.95 folks!)
 

Jan (au pair and bartender), Heather  prepping for the night.

Jan (au pair and bartender), Heather  prepping for the night.

Mingling

Mingling

Marguerite (Mom) giving a speech and feeling proud!

Marguerite (Mom) giving a speech and feeling proud!

Cool chix incldg Kirsten (my no. 1 fan/Cheer Lady / Supermom)!

Cool chix incldg Kirsten (my no. 1 fan/Cheer Lady / Supermom)!

Liz and Victoria looking rad!

Liz and Victoria looking rad!

Karina, Kristen, Joanne, Helen -- Looking fab!

Karina, Kristen, Joanne, Helen -- Looking fab!

Beautiful babes: Mary and Vittoria!

Beautiful babes: Mary and Vittoria!

Karen (super funny chick) and her pal!

Karen (super funny chick) and her pal!

Rosalina, make-up artist extraordinaire

Rosalina, make-up artist extraordinaire

Fab Celia and her daughter!

Fab Celia and her daughter!

Marguerite in the director's chair!

Marguerite in the director's chair!

David (producer dude) and Alana!

David (producer dude) and Alana!

Relaxing now ...

Relaxing now ...

Super cool chix: Tracy, Tanis and Kat!

Super cool chix: Tracy, Tanis and Kat!

Liz Tracy and Carole mugging!

Liz Tracy and Carole mugging!

Dianne (awesome host) and Tanis (PR Phenom)!

Dianne (awesome host) and Tanis (PR Phenom)!

Maureen - producer phenom (today's fave word)

Maureen - producer phenom (today's fave word)

Kim and her Mom brought the youngest attendee and RJ fan, her newborn babe Charlie!

Kim and her Mom brought the youngest attendee and RJ fan, her newborn babe Charlie!

Sarah artist chick!

Sarah artist chick!

Hottie Ronnie and her hubby Russel!

Hottie Ronnie and her hubby Russel!

Kate and Trev - nicest producers in town!

Kate and Trev - nicest producers in town!

Nicole actor chick/supermom phenom!

Nicole actor chick/supermom phenom!

Steven (awesome DP dude) and Christine rad chick!

Steven (awesome DP dude) and Christine rad chick!

At the signing table ...

At the signing table ...

Me and my girls!

Me and my girls!

Happy couple -- We did it!

Happy couple -- We did it!