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  1. Donna Volkenannt
    Donna Volkenannt October 24, 2012 at 7:57 am |

    Hi Margo,
    I just placed my order, and I can’t wait to get an autographed copy of your book. After reading some of the chapters years ago during critique group I’m looking forward to reading the finished novel.
    Donna

  2. Bridgid Gallagher
    Bridgid Gallagher October 24, 2012 at 8:37 am |

    Congrats on your launch, Margo! I’ll tweet about the contest to help spread the word. :)

  3. Gila Green
    Gila Green October 24, 2012 at 8:46 am |

    Dear Margo,

    I’d love to read the book. I just emailed you about how purchasing works for people outside of North America. Hope to hear from you soon and let me know if there’s any way I can help you get the word out.

    Gila Green

  4. Gila Green
    Gila Green October 24, 2012 at 8:47 am |

    Dear Margo,

    Excellent cover! It really gets your attention.
    Best of luck on this.

    Gila Green

  5. Holly Winter
    Holly Winter October 24, 2012 at 9:11 am |

    Hi Margo! I BOUGHT THE BOOK! I had fun at your party and ordered an autographed copy of your book and posted to your web page. I am looking forward to reading the book with Alexis. Congratulations on a day to celebrate your accomplishments! Have a great party!

  6. Kathy Higgs-Coulthard
    Kathy Higgs-Coulthard October 24, 2012 at 9:16 am |

    Hi, Margo.

    What a great idea! Thanks for including those of us who live too far away to celebrate your book with you in person. Food is great–especially the Lincoln cake. But I think I chipped a tooth on the Hardtack.

    Ordering the book in a minute. Can’t wait to read it.

  7. Margo Dill
    Margo Dill October 24, 2012 at 10:00 am |

    Look at you early arrivers to the party! Thank you everyone–Kathy, Holly, Gila, Donna, and Bridgid. :) I hope you are having fun. Gila–I will get with you soon about overseas sales–I need to check with my publisher.

    Happy party day!

  8. Susan Hornbach
    Susan Hornbach October 24, 2012 at 10:35 am |

    Wishing you great success with your new book Margo. I couldn’t come to a party without bringing something. Antioxidants are always good, enjoy. MMMMM…..virtual chocolate! Everybody, make sure you share!

  9. Karen Cioffi
    Karen Cioffi October 24, 2012 at 12:27 pm |

    Margo, congratulations on your new book. I love historical fiction – it’s such a wonderful way to teach children. It’s on my ‘to get’ list.

  10. Carol Grannick
    Carol Grannick October 24, 2012 at 12:30 pm |

    Congratulations, Margo! You work so hard and give so much back, too! I can’t wait to read FINDING MY PLACE!

  11. Tasha Farrell
    Tasha Farrell October 24, 2012 at 1:57 pm |

    Congratulations, Margo — great party! I bought a copy of your book, and can’t wait to read it:) Love the cover, too– it really grabs your attention. Hope it’s a BIG success!

  12. Margo Dill
    Margo Dill October 24, 2012 at 2:03 pm |

    @Tasha–thank you so much! I hope your writing is going well. Yes, the cover artist did an amazing job and so did my publishing company with graphics, design, etc. I’m very happy! :) I can’t wait to read yours someday!

    @Carol Grannick–that is very sweet of you to say. :) I feel the same about you.

    @Karen–thanks! I completely agree about historical fiction, but it is hard to write! So much research. . .

    @Susan Hornbach–I have to admit I love real chocolate a little better than virtual–but thank you so much for bringing something to the party!!! :) LOL

  13. Dianna Graveman
    Dianna Graveman October 24, 2012 at 2:30 pm |

    Congrats, Margo! I’m anxious to read your book!

  14. Margo Dill
    Margo Dill October 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm |

    @Dianna–thank you so much!

  15. Abby Barker
    Abby Barker October 24, 2012 at 3:33 pm |

    I bought the book! My daughter and I will be reading it soon! And I bought another copy to donate to my son’s 4th grade classroom. Hopefully it will get picked up and passed around!

    Congratulations, Margo!

  16. Robyn
    Robyn October 24, 2012 at 4:11 pm |

    Congratulations Margo!! Love the cover!

    I was just over on Goodreads and, yes, I suppose I would eat rats if I had to…I would just hope they were cooked (well done!)

  17. Angela
    Angela October 24, 2012 at 5:14 pm |

    This is such a GREAT idea, Margo! Congratulations on your book. :) I’m having a virtual glass of wine right now (that you passed along to me in an e-mail;) and enjoying the festivities! My book arrived a week ago (I think?). I just started reading it, and it’s an adventure!! XO

  18. Jamie
    Jamie October 24, 2012 at 5:50 pm |

    Congratulations on the book, Margo! I just ordered my autographed copy–and can’t wait to read it!

  19. Shelby
    Shelby October 24, 2012 at 6:17 pm |

    I am so excited for you! Congratulations on your book launch! I can’t wait to read it! Katie was also very excited to get her personally autographed copy!

  20. Cinda Bauman
    Cinda Bauman October 24, 2012 at 6:36 pm |

    Hi, Margo! Just checking back to see how your party is going. I agree with all the comments, especially the one about you giving back so much to other writers and readers. Getting published couldn’t happen to a more deserving person! And I am very serious. :) Can’t wait to get my copy! What about postage? Should I send it separately to you?
    Still smiling for you!!!!!!!

  21. Cinda Bauman
    Cinda Bauman October 24, 2012 at 6:38 pm |

    Margo, I just read above and answered my question about shipping. That’s a great price! Thanks :)

  22. Bill Kirk
    Bill Kirk October 24, 2012 at 6:40 pm |

    Nice write-up of the story line, Margo. Congratulations on the book’s publication. Great idea to host an online party. I don’t think I’ve ever seen this kind of format—very engaging and a great way to entice the readers.

  23. Barbara Bockman
    Barbara Bockman October 24, 2012 at 7:45 pm |

    Hi Margot,
    Sorry I got to the party so late; I’m attending in my pjs. Well, that’s one of the advatages of a virtual party. I’ll play your games and hope to win a copy of the book. I’m another lover of historical fiction.

  24. Shelby
    Shelby October 24, 2012 at 7:51 pm |

    I forgot to ask…do you know what the lexile score is for FMP?

  25. Margo Dill
    Margo Dill October 24, 2012 at 10:36 pm |

    @Shelby–thank you! Thank you for everything. As for Lexile level, I have NO IDEA. I wonder if there is a way to figure that out on our own. . .

    @Cinda Bauman–I am able to offer them for only $1.00 more on cover price thanks to an author discount–so it still all works out. :) And I am sending them media mail.

    @Bill Kirk–Thanks! I helped with the synopsis and they added a little flair at the publishing company

    @Barbara–PJS are the best way to party. Wait–well, the best way to virtual party. Thanks for stopping by!

  26. Jess Nierad
    Jess Nierad October 24, 2012 at 10:55 pm |

    This is the best party I’ve been to in a long time – such comfy seating! Just bought the book and look forward to reading it myself and sharing it with a couple young ladies I know.

  27. Margo Dill
    Margo Dill October 24, 2012 at 11:14 pm |

    @Jess–yes, I hate to go to a party where there is not enough comfortable seating. We aim to please here!

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  29. Clara Gillow Clark
    Clara Gillow Clark October 25, 2012 at 5:00 am |

    Hi Margo,

    Sorry to be late for your party! Going to buy a book now! Party on . . .

  30. Clara Gillow Clark
    Clara Gillow Clark October 25, 2012 at 5:21 am |

    Just ordered your book, Margo! Please just sign my copy! Thank you!

  31. June SENGPIEHL
    June SENGPIEHL October 25, 2012 at 9:10 am |

    Cngratulations, Margo. What a neat idea to have an online book launch party.
    Your book sounds marvelous and like something everybody could enjoy.
    Thanks for inviting me to enjoy the festivities and feel the joy.
    June Sengpiehl

  32. Vicki Lee
    Vicki Lee October 25, 2012 at 10:10 am |

    Hey Margo! Bought the book for my great (gasp!) niece Annalise– she’s just the right age and I know she’ll love it.. after I read it first, of course (which is why it’s being shipped to my house first.. :-) ).. What a great party! Will be heading over to Twitter and Goodreads later today to help keep it going!
    Congratulations– its wonderful!
    Vicki

  33. Linda M Rhinehart Neas
    Linda M Rhinehart Neas October 25, 2012 at 10:22 am |

    What a great idea to promote your book, Margo! I wish you much success.

    Blessings, Linda

  34. Janny Adams
    Janny Adams October 25, 2012 at 1:18 pm |

    Congratulations!! I am so excited to read this with the kids. It comes As we are covering the Civil War so a big thanks for helping out there!! I picked up the book from my parents and Zoe actually wants to read it because she “knows” you! As you know, she is not my reader and I just cannot believe that I have given birth to and house a non-reader!! (In her defense, we just found out she is far-sighted and ordered glasses…) thank you for writing and giving such great insight to books that are out there for kids of all ages! I really appreciate it! Again, congrats on the new book! You deserve all of this praise and more!!

  35. Cynthia Reeg
    Cynthia Reeg October 25, 2012 at 2:06 pm |

    Congrats, Margo!
    So excited for you. Best wishes with your new book.

    Cindy

  36. Lynn Obermoeller
    Lynn Obermoeller October 25, 2012 at 6:44 pm |

    Hi Margo! Congrats! I want an autographed copy, so I’ll check it out now.

  37. Margo Dill
    Margo Dill October 25, 2012 at 9:43 pm |

    @Lynn: Thank you for your support! I saw your order come in. :)

    @Cynthia and @Linda and @Clara: THANK YOU! :)

    @Janny–so good to see you tonight. I guess I better get busy writing Zoe some MORE books. :)

    @Vicki–no gasping allowed! :) You look so young in your pic and you are young at heart! Thank you for all your support today and spreading the word!

    @JUne–I appreciate how you are always a big supporter and participate in my blog. It means so much to me!

  38. Jennifer Ray
    Jennifer Ray October 26, 2012 at 12:05 pm |

    Hi Margo,

    I just ordered my copy and I can’t WAIT to read it! After I finish I’m going to pass it along to my 10 year old niece. Congratualtions!! And thanks for inviting me to the party. :)

    Jennifer

  39. Cathy C. Hall
    Cathy C. Hall October 26, 2012 at 8:57 pm |

    Woot! Woot! I got my book in the mail today! :-)

  40. Margo Dill
    Margo Dill October 26, 2012 at 9:16 pm |

    @Jennifer–My pleasure and I know someday soon, we’ll be having one of these for your book, although I think I would like to come to NY and celebrate in person! :)

    @Cathy–WOOT! WOOT! is right! :)

  41. Fiona Ingram
    Fiona Ingram October 27, 2012 at 9:12 am |

    Best wishes for this fabulous launch. Sorry I live too far away to win a book but I have done my bit with Twitter and Facebook!

  42. Rachel
    Rachel October 27, 2012 at 5:35 pm |

    Just bought your book on amazon!

  43. Holly Helscher
    Holly Helscher October 28, 2012 at 4:06 am |

    Hi,

    I hope every is having a great time at your unique event. I read the first reviews and am glad to see they are excellent. How great for you. If my sister ignores me and doesn’t buy it for my nieces within the week, they are getting it from me. Again, congratulations! When I finish it, I’ll write about it on my blog.

    I did stop by GoodReads, too.

    Holly

  44. Margaret Norton
    Margaret Norton October 28, 2012 at 4:52 pm |

    Margo,

    Looks like your blog party was a big success. I am so happy for you. I’ve ordered a copy and can’t wait to read it.

  45. Margo Dill
    Margo Dill October 28, 2012 at 10:54 pm |

    @Margaret THANK YOU!

    @Holly–thanks for stopping by and just let me know. :)

    @Rachel–it is so exciting to see those words–I BOUGHT YOUR BOOK ON AMAZON! :)

    @Fiona–I appreciate it!

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