Book releases can be life-long a learning process. Hopefully I did it with some finesse.
Last night 25 of my dearest friends joined me for a release party for my new novel, Blooming Justice. You know they are good friends when they take time out of an early Saturday evening to show up at a local pub and join you for appetizers and celebration. I sold out of my first batch of the book. Some cousins came in from Texas! (surprise!)
Blooming Justice released this week and I wanted to celebrate in style. I asked Callahan’s Pub to set up tables upstairs and put out some food – and the rest took care of itself. I saw some people I hadn’t seen in years and met some spouses of others I knew from my writing club. It was very exciting. Friends, relatives and avid readers came together to celebrate, and I went away happy and very tired. I can’t figure out why I’m so tired, I really didn’t do that much. It must have just been the excitement.
To see the work you, your critique group, and your editor put in for over a year now published in a bright shiny cover is a dream come true. And to celebrate that feat with friends and family made it even better. Now I have to finish the sequel!
Thank you so much to everyone who helped me celebrate.
What do you think of release parties for new books? Would you attend one?