Several years after I started writing, one of my dearest friends said, “When this book gets published, I’m throwing a huge party.”
She thought she had a couple of years to prepare. Eight years later, on June 12, 2016, she, her husband, and another close friend created a book-launch celebration that left me almost speachless.
Danielle Foster, co-owner of Bookworks Book Store, Albuquerque, NM did the honors . . . .
When I worked for Houghton Mifflin Publishing, now HMH, I did many displays. I found this a useful transferable skill.
New Mexico deserts make people thirsty. Guests found a well-stocked bar out on the patio.
And what a lovely patio!
Guests inside enjoyed food, conversation, and a book presentation.
While everyone enjoyed the day conversing, drinking, and eating . . . this poor author couldn’t party. She had to sign all those books. Life is tough.
Photos: Courtesy of Professional Photographer, Eban Bell http://www.ebanbell.com and my brother, Bruce Bell