Last Friday night was the launch of the Scary Kisses paranormal romance anthology. It was also my first book launch, reading and book signing—a lot of firsts for one night, but very exciting.
Did I bring a pen? No. In my defense I couldn't have fitted one in my little handbag.
Fortunately the editor Liz Grzyb had brought pens for all of the four authors attending (Annette Backshall, Ian Nichols and DC White were also there for the launch).
The WINKgirls, my sister and author JD Cregan also came along. As I sat on the other side of the table it was great to see friendly faces in the crowd. And there was a crowd, it was standing room only and I’m sure they didn’t just come for the free champagne and red kiss cupcakes (which I hear were very good).
So what did I learn?
Bring a pen.
Bring friends, a friendly face in the audience is like gold.
And because this launch was so much fun, I’m having an online launch party at Bitten By Books for Boyfriend in a Bottle on June 9 2010.
Hope to see you all there!
Scary Kisses is available at Indie Books Online.