Sunday 7 March 2010

Great scones!

Burton Pidsea village hall hosted my Holderness launch of Like False Money. And a great job they did. The hall was beautifully set out. They’d even put flowers on the table where I sat to do my talk.

Almost 50 people came and enjoyed the hospitality of the village hall committee who served tea, coffee, homemade cakes and wine. Thanks to Caroline for organising that side of it.

The event sponsor, Jenny from JD Ryan, was unable to come along at the last minute so we didn’t get to see her products. However, her leaflets flew off the table, especially to the horsey contingent, but as a fair few had flown at the recent pony club conference, we ran out, so will be asking for more.

At the end of the afternoon, the raffle tickets were picked out of the hat by local best-selling author and ex Burton Pidsea resident, Valerie Wood. My original plan had been for this task to be shared between two best-selling authors, but the second of them, Danuta Reah, had to cancel at the last minute with flu. However, the audience was not short of authors, as the Hornsea Writers had turned out in force.

La Scala Studios supplied the books and gave a huge discount to those at the launch. They also gave out leaflets for the short story competition they are running. Terry Bearpark of the local Gazette took some photos and promised a write-up in next week’s paper.

Thank you to everyone who came along.

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