Sunday, September 9, 2007
A Star Is Born!
I went to a marvellous party…
Apologies to Noel Coward (actually the lyrics to this song are a hoot if you’ve got time to look them up)!
Fabulous Bandita Christine Wells held a launch last Thursday night at Rosemary’s Romance Books in Brisbane. Christine’s wonderful, witty Regency romance Scandal’s Daughter has now been presented to the world in style.
Christine asked two of her writer friends to do the honors and make a speech. Denise Rossetti who writes sensual fantasy for Ellora’s Cave, Avon and Berkley gave us all a wonderful riff on the future good behavior of Christine’s muse. I said a few heartfelt words about what a wonderful writer she is and how this book deserves to sell its socks off! Not as elegant as Denise's sparkling toast to SD's future success but definitely sincere!
The very romantically decorated bookstore overflowed with friends and well wishers. In Regency terms, it would have been classed a huge success as it was definitely a crush! Our hostesses Rosemary and Glenda made everyone welcome. Hmm, and the copious wine that was flowing may have contributed to the atmosphere too. But of course, I wouldn't know about that. Cough. Cough.
Guests included Amy Andrews who writes Medical romance for Mills & Boon, Andrea Lunt from The Courier-Mail, and well-known academic Glen Thomas who brought along all his Masters in Romance Fiction students. And why not? All of these talented writers aspire to achieve what Christine has with her major American release! We were also lucky to have a lot of the Brraddicts with us (Brisbane Romance Reading Addicts) who are always such fun.
Christine, the launch was a fabulous success and everyone had a great time sending your first book out into the world. Good luck! You're a huge talent and you deserve every scrap of your success!