I am still on cloud nine after my book launch for Betrayal. After a bit of a stress-filled week, worrying about the books arriving on time, anxiety about the food preparation and the myriad other small details which I was sure I would forget, it went off without a hitch. We had a good turnout despite the fact that it landed in prime vacation time for most people. Friends, family and acquaintances made the effort to come out and encourage me.
I had a lot of help from Debbie Chakour, librarian and organizer extraordinaire. She helped me advertise and set up the library and refreshments. She remained calm and confident, which was much appreciated by the anxious author.
Of course, I couldn’t have done it without all the support of my wonderful family. They were on hand to encourage me, lend a helping hand, and partake in the celebration. It’s always fun and very much appreciated.
Friends from far away sent me flowers, and family from near gave me author-appropriate gifts. To top it off, I had a late-night chat with my daughter, Rachel, who lives a few time zones away. In short, my day was perfect.
As you can see from the photos, we had a nice spread of hors d’oeuvres and sweets prepared by my youngest daughter, Brianna. We also had a giveaway. For each book purchased your name went into a draw. The top two prizes were gift packages of a variety of baking provided by said daughter. Some other prizes were chocolates and a gift card at a coffee shop. Another little extra were the bookmarks designed by my talented husband, which were included with each book.
All in all, it was a great day, a wonderful experience, and a perfect start for the launching of a new novel. I extend a very sincere thank you to everyone who participated either in person or in spirit.