It's the seventh time and I'm just as happy about it as the first time. Oh, a bit more casual, perhaps, knowing now what I know, but here I am, with boxes of stuff to drag with me this weekend. There are the decorations--large wooden candle sticks to hold my (electric) candles, cups, plates, napkins, and bowls of wood and ceramic to hold some of the medieval munchies--figs, dates, raisins of many colors, wafers, and such, and then in the fridge, platters of sliced meats, and lovely huge wedges of cheese. I usually get very little of this fare during the launch, and most of it is gone by its end, but that's okay. I know that I'm throwing a party for my readers and I want it to be a fun experience.
Piles of boxes. The yellow-lidded one holds my weapons and armor that I always like to put on display.
And my hubby has to bottle the mead, of course. Can't have a proper launch without it.
Here's the schedule. Come on down. And don't be late!
Saturday, July 26, 2014, 1pm — OC Launch CUP OF BLOOD at Mystery Ink 8907 Warner Ave. #135, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Saturday, July 26, 2014, 5:30 pm — Book Launch for CUP OF BLOOD. Vroman’s Bookstore 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101. Mead, cheese, weapons, and discussion. And an appearance by CRISPIN HIMSELF! Get your cameras ready and get your picture taken with him!
Sunday, July 27, 2014, 3:00 pm — Book Carnival 348 S. Tustin Street, Orange, CA 92866