Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Last week I held my first ever book launch at Waterstone's Bishop's Stortford, my small friendly local branch. The staff were all terrific, friendly and efficient, and allowed me to decorate their coffee shop with Union Jack bunting and tablecloths (I know. I have a Union Jack-sorry, Union Flag--on the cover of my book, which releases 28 days before the biggest royal event of the century. Union Flags everywhere! Cheers, Kate & Wills).
The event was lots of fun and well-attended, possibly because my mother invited everyone she's ever met. But then to be fair, so did I. I also promised people I'd sing something, which meant I had to go along with it. Thankfully my brother is a somewhat talented musician and helped me out a bit there, otherwise it could have been excruciating.
Books were sold. Wine was drunk. Chocolates were eaten. Although not enough chocolates, because I still have loads leftover (and so do the staff. Well, they did at any rate...)
Now I have to think of a gimmick for my next book. Actually, first I have to finish the next book...