Saturday, November 13, 2010

Book Launch at a Winery

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. We had the whole area to ourselves, and the owner closed to the public. 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


Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Joyce,
Congratulations. What a great idea having a book launch in a winery. Sounds like you all had a wonderful time.



Maeve said...

Many congratulations and best wishes to you, Joyce. It looks as though it was a resounding success and a good time was had by all. Well done!

Joyce Elson Moore said...

Margaret: I read where people had them at cafes, so I thought What the heck, why not a winery? I'd do it again, and I hope it gave someone else an idea for an unlikely place, like a bakery or something. Thanks for stopping by Margaret.

Joyce Elson Moore said...

Hi Maeve: Yes, it turned out well and I couldn't be happier. You never know how something new is going to go, but luckily, everyone likes wine (well, almost) and most all the invitees came--librarians, author friends, and all. Plus the book seller was happy. Thanks for stopping by!

Caroline Clemmons said...

What a lovely book launch. Thanks for sharing.

Joyce Elson Moore said...

Hi Caroline: Thanks for stopping by. Also, I love your website. It's so, well, romantic. Thanks for the kind words about the book launch. Actually, it was the people who made it so great, really, my family and friends who helped me celebrate.

Ann Best said...

Just read your interview over at Pat Stoltey's blog. Now I am very interested in your book. And what an elegant book launch! Congratulations!!