Friday, November 12, 2010

Launch Party for The Tapestry Shop

My daughter's gourmet creations

I had a very successful Book Launch/Wine Tasting event a few days ago, to celebrate the release of my new historical novel, The Tapestry Shop. Since it’s set in France, I thought a winery was the perfect place to have it. Invited guests ranged from librarians to author friends, and included family as well as my golfer friends. A local bookstore sold my books so I didn’t have to do anything but sign, which was wonderful because it gave me time to talk to everyone. Besides snacks and good wine, we munched on these fantastic creations which are my daughter’s specialty, her tasses de chocolat avec fruits et gâteau , shown here. Because the book is based on the life of a French poet/musician, I thought we needed music too. While it wasn’t authentic period music, a husband-and-wife team brought dulcimers and a guitar, which was perfect background music for a medieval atmosphere.

This was a first for me, but it certainly won’t be the last. I’ll post more images of the event on my Facebook Author Page, .
Donna and Jeff, local musicians


Jacqueline Seewald said...


Your launch party looks like such fun! Thanks for sharing photos. At least, I can be there vicariously. I'm looking forward to reading
THE TAPESTRY SHOP. I love medieval historical fiction.

Jacqueline Seewald
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L&L Dreamspell

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a lovely party, Joyce. Congratulations on what looked to be a very classy event!