Monday, August 10, 2009

Victoria Connelly’s book launch

Current work: (still tidying, sigh)
Listening to: too early for anyone else to be up yet
Reading: next on TBR

Lovely evening on Thursday - it's not often I get to go to a friend's book launch, because often there are logistic problems (e.g. getting to London for the evening and actually being able to get a train home, the same day) but this one was local so I was delighted to be able to make it. Daughter was going to go with me... but then decided she couldn't bear to be parted from Daddy (!).
Anyway, this is the launch for my friend Victoria Connelly’s book Molly’s Millions. She gave a lovely talk about how she became a writer (ha, and how many of us also have unfinished novels from years back in the attic, then?) and it was great to see a big queue of people lining up to buy her book.

Here's the fab display that Jarrolds had for her:

And Victoria giving her talk just before she sat down and signed lots of books...

Congratulations, Victoria, and I hope you enjoyed it as much as your audience did!


Lacey Devlin said...

Oooo I love the display! It sounds like so much fun. You should have played the "poor mommy all alone" card with daughter lol ;)

Kate Hardy said...

Lacey, it was great fun. And Vicki has a *gorgeous* cover.

I did try that one. But Daddy had a trump card: he got the barbecue out. Food wins over books ;o) (Missed a trick. Should've promised Hotel Chocolat...)