I had such a lovely weekend!
Saturday, my daughter and I volunteered yet again to set up the Christmas Tree on stage for Nerang Celebrates Christmas. We’ve done it so many times now, it’s like a given that we will do it and we do it with pleasure. Waking early and watching a shower come down before we arrived made it a little steamy but thankfully that was all the rain we had that day! It turned out to be glorious and the choir who practice so hard, could certainly give every other Christmas Carols event a good run for the money. I think they excelled even more this year! To top things off I even had a job as cameraman, taking a prime spot in the front of the stage to film. I had so much fun!!
Sunday, I went to a S.C.W.B.I. meet and greet and had a ball meeting new and old friends!
Thanks Maria for taking me in the group photo, it was lovely to meet you and had lots of fun taking selfies. Only one of mine was good enough to show here. I look forward to seeing yours!
Today we had our highly anticipated book launch and it was good! We had lots of fun dressing up and supplying custom crafted book marks, and lollies as prizes. I am loving my cake toppers with our logo and book cover, very special.
A big thank you to Gold Coast City Libraries for supplying tea, coffee and biscuits.
We are all looking forward to a little rest, there have been mammoth efforts all round. I really have a great team to work with. If you wish to purchase a book, I will have a shopping link on my blog soon but The Ten Penners have a page to place an order and pay by credit card through PayPal. You can also buy direct from your favourite author, Bookface Pacific Fair, Big B Burleigh Heads, Amazon and Kindle.
But for a short time you can buy from the authors for $15 .00.
Now after all this hard work, I will be participating in Na-No-Wri-Mo. Hopefully this year I will make the 50K word target!
Wish me well – Marion
It really has been a big week. To start, on Monday, Jill, Elli & I went to visit grades 2 & 3 at St. Joseph’s Catholic school at Brackenridge. We had a ball and the children submitted their colouring in pictures. There are so many good ones it will be hard to pick a winner! The lucky winners will receive a copy of The Ten Penners new book Mystery, Mayhem & Magic! If you or rather your child would like to be in the running to win a copy be sure to download a form Plinko-Colouring-In-Competition-2017_Booklaunch.
Entries must be received by email by the 1st November, 2017.
We now have our book for sale in two book shops.
Bookface at Pacific Fair and
Big B Books at James Street, Burleigh Heads. Yay!
To finish my busy week, tomorrow we will be at The Lanes Halloween market on the corner of Bermuda St & Nerang – Broadbeach Rd, Mermaid Waters. 3pm to 9pm. Come and say Hello! pull up a hay bale and listen to us reading from our book!
This morning we added more signatures to our first batch of books. It’s almost complete needing only Elli’s signature. Which we will get when we do our school visit on Monday. It’s not always easy to get everyone together at the one time with busy lives and family commitments but in the end it gets done! Hopefully when the rest of the books arrive we will all be together cracking a celebratory bottle of champers! Now we are off to the Gold Coast Writer’s Association meeting to announce our book launch on 4th of November at Broadbeach library. Yay!
What a grand feeling it is, to open up a box full of your own books! I love it! Tonight my fellow Ten Penner, Louisa and I opened our first delivery of our books. Wow, they do look good! Even if I do say so myself 🙂
It’s no surprise that I am very excited to be receiving our first shipment of Mystery, Mayhem & Magic soon. Tomorrow is our last Ten Penners meeting to fine tune our marketing and get revved up for the book launch on the 4th November. Not that we really need revving up! See the previous post for the details of the launch and click here to make your free reservation for the library event. This is important for catering purposes! Or chat to us on our Facebook page and follow the event link.
In the lead up to the book launch, starting from the 15th October we will be having a blog tour. I hope you can join us and if you make a comment on the post you will go in the draw to win an autographed copy of our book! Comment every day for more chances! 🙂
OUR BEAUTIFUL COVER