Two weeks before Christmas I had a bit of a party to celebrate the launch of Beltane. It was held in my local village hall which, with the help of my friends, was transformed into a Yuletide haven. So step inside and join the celebration…
There was music from some of my extremely talented friends. Lovely Sarah Dean played her harp.
Unfortunately the actual paperback wasn’t ready but a friend mocked up a fake book for me with blank pages and I asked everyone to sign it. Reading them after the party was pretty emotional as people had written some really lovely things.
And there was cake! One of my friends made this amazing Beltane cake based on the book cover. She was disappointed that she ran out of room to fit the title on the cake but everyone else thought it was completely amazing.
Apparently it wouldn’t be a book launch party if the author didn’t do a reading so I read three short extracts from the book (can you tell that my hands are shaking?) and then did a bit of a speech to thank everyone who’d helped make the party so special.
And I also want to thank all of you who’ve read my very intermittent blog posts this year. I wish you a very Happy New Year and all the very best for a wonderful 2016.
If you’d like to find out more about Beltane please click here