Sunday, February 24, 2008

"Symphony" Gala

Saturday's Book Launch for Symphony of Secrets was such a blessing.

(Photos show the musicians, the line to get books signed, and me laughing and chatting. If you look hard, you'll catch a glimpse of my satin tuxedo jacket with tails...a costume from tap dancing I did back in the late 1970s that worked well for the symphony theme - hee hee! )

The events manager, Bev, had created curtains for the stage to match the book cover, and created a beautiful display of books. My nephew Peter (an accomplished flutist) and friend Brian (amazing keyboardist) provided live classical music for the store full of people.

Book Buddy Janelle created amazing music candles for each guest and centerpieces of roses and candles for the tables. Book Buddy Joyce made miniature book cover art to wrap around candy bars for the guests. Others brought treats, handed out bookmarks, prayed for the event, and assisted guests in signing up for the door prizes.

I met a woman from Nigeria, and a woman from Afghanistan, as well as folks who drove a couple hours in for the event. My editor was there with her family. And a dear old friend I haven't seen in ages was there. As always, I longed for the ability to sit and have long, cozy one-on-one chats with each person, instead of just brief connections. But I enjoyed all the quick snatched bits of conversation.

Thank you to everyone who helped celebrate the new release - and to those who couldn't make it, I hope you'll pick up a copy and enjoy the Symphony of Secrets. :-)

Sharon's Books


ElizabethMThompson said...

Congratulations on your book launch! I can't wait to read Symphony of Secrets. Keep up the wonderful writing.

Cheryl Klarich said...

Oh Sharon what a wonderful party! My prayers are with you! I'm excited to read Symphony of Secrets- you go girl.

Amy Wallace said...

You look mahvelous!!!

And what a beautiful book launch! I'm so tickled for you and rejoicing here in Georgia. ;-)Sure wish I could have been there.