I've been to a few book release parties, but Liberty Morris' was by far the sweetest.
On Saturday, was filled wall to wall with people not clamoring for the shop's signature sweets, but for the 9 year-old first-time author and student.
Friends, family, and fans mingled over hot chocolate and sweets, celebrating the recent release of the latest title, in the popular "My Friend Paris" series, begun by Liberty's older sister, , and published by Danville's New Year Publishing.
The series explores the experiences of an older sibling welcoming and adjusting to multiples joining the family.
The newest book recounts Paris' search throughout the iconic sites of San Francisco to find the perfect gift for her twin sisters.
Boudin Bakery, the popular San Francisco chain of restaurants, is featured in the book. Boudin employees were so taken with the book, they have decided to sell it in their restaurants, according to Dave Morris, Liberty and Paris' dad, and owner and publisher of New Year Publishing.
Liberty said that reading her new book to the crowd was "scary," but she felt good to see the book released, and happy that her friends could come to help her celebrate.
Her friends were also happy to be there to support their friend.
Emerson Henry, 9, said her friend put a lot of work into writing the book, and Gabrielle Ceccarelli, 8, said, "It turned out to be an amazing story!"
"Paris Goes to San Francisco," and other titles in the "My Friend Paris" series can be purchased on Amazon. And for more My Friend Paris interactive activities and products, visit www.myfriendparis.com.