Hello, everyone! Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

I have an A Day in Photos post, but this month it’s a little different. My day on Friday wasn’t very exciting, but in the evening I went to a release party for NIGHT VISIONS (not an affiliate link)–the anthology that I have a story in. So, I thought I’d share some pictures for an “Evening in Photos” edition of “A Day in Photos.”

The release party for the Ghost Stories Ink anthology Night Visions, edited by jessica Freeburg and Natalie Fowler. // dreams-etc.com
The release party was held at Forepaugh’s restaurant in St. Paul, which is located in a mansion. The third floor is said to be haunted and that’s where the party was!

The release party for the Ghost Stories Ink anthology Night Visions, edited by jessica Freeburg and Natalie Fowler. // dreams-etc.com
The Red Balloon Bookshop had copies of NIGHT VISIONS for sale, along with copies of Jessica Freeburg’s (founder of Ghost Stories Ink and one of the editors of the anthology) debut novel, Jay Asher’s novels and children’s books that Shawn McCann has illustrated. They also have stories (and art, in Shawn’s case) in the anthology.

The release party for the Ghost Stories Ink anthology Night Visions, edited by jessica Freeburg and Natalie Fowler. // dreams-etc.com
There was an incredible turnout at the party and all copies of NIGHT VISIONS that the bookstore brought sold. The room that the writer’s were in was packed for most of the night and it was so hard to move around. Fortunately, as we moved around the room we typically found ourselves in little clusters so when people wanted their books signed we were able to pass the books around the cluster.

The release party for the Ghost Stories Ink anthology Night Visions, edited by jessica Freeburg and Natalie Fowler. // dreams-etc.comHere are a few members of Ghost Stories Ink: Jessica (in the red), Sean and Natalie.

The release party for the Ghost Stories Ink anthology Night Visions, edited by jessica Freeburg and Natalie Fowler. // dreams-etc.comForepaugh’s had smoking drinks available for the party. I had one as I sat down to sign a stack of books.

The release party for the Ghost Stories Ink anthology Night Visions, edited by jessica Freeburg and Natalie Fowler. // dreams-etc.comSeven of the writer’s were present at the party. Here I am with L.W. Edwards, Jessica Freeburg, Shawn McCann, Sean Spinks, Jay Asher and Natalie Fowler. This was at the end of the party. It was such a fun party, but I think we were all tired at the end of the night!

The release party for the Ghost Stories Ink anthology Night Visions, edited by jessica Freeburg and Natalie Fowler. // dreams-etc.com
The release party for the Ghost Stories Ink anthology Night Visions, edited by jessica Freeburg and Natalie Fowler. // dreams-etc.com
The release party for the Ghost Stories Ink anthology Night Visions, edited by jessica Freeburg and Natalie Fowler. // dreams-etc.comI had to take some pictures of the mansion after the party was over. It’s such a cool place and it looks like a fun place to have a restaurant. I had a few of the gluten-free cheese curds and they were delicious. I can imagine the rest of the food is fantastic as well.

My parents were there for the night and a few friends came–one even came to the Twin Cities from a couple of hours away for the party. It meant a lot to have them there on this amazing night.

HOW WAS YOUR WEEKEND?

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