Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Launches of Fun

As I mentioned last week, my second physical launch party for my first Superstition Mystery LOST UNDER A LADDER was last weekend at the Flintridge Bookstore in La Canada Flintridge, California.  The first one had been at Mystery Ink in Huntington Beach.  I had a lot of fun at both parties!  Why?  Because even though I went with a program in mind, including a reading, I really enjoyed interaction with my audience members both times. 
At my second one, the crowd wasn't huge either, but nearly all the attendees were friends whom I knew from different situations and for different reasons.  Some were writing friends but not all of them.  Some I'd met only recently and others I'd known for a while. 

And because the group wasn't too large I had an enjoyable discussion with them about my book and its theme and characters, and we talked a lot about superstitions. 

Many of the attendees bought copies of LOST UNDER A LADDER, and I had the fun of signing them. 

Afterward, most of us adjourned to the coffee shop that's part of the store and indulged in--what else?--coffee, as well as some pastries.  I happily treated.  After all, it was my book launch. 

Do I have any more launch parties planned?  No, but I still have a lot going on in addition to writing, including Bouchercon, some other event and library appearances, and more. 

And it's all fun!


Tracy Weber said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! I cant' wait to see you at Bouchercon!

Betty Hechtman said...

It sounds like you had a successful bookstore event. Have fun at Bouchercon!

Linda O. Johnston said...

Looking forward to seeing you, too, Tracy. And thanks, Betty!