Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Party

My book launching party was a huge success. Both myself and the illustrator signed each book sold. Some friends came early, and then people just kept coming, even after the time alloted for the event. I appreciate the efforts that everyone made to come and for their support.

The children had fun with the games and someone said that some of them didn’t want to go home. I’m sure there were plenty of prizes and it would have been a perfect day if it had been a bit cooler outside. I regretted not having time to visit with each guest that came.

A wonderful woman brought an Underground Railroad quilt to display. The refreshements were unique, but enjoyed by those brave enough to partake.

I’m happy to report that I sold fifty-six books that day and a few since then. Several people have reported they read the book in one night and want to know when the sequel is coming. I honestly hadn’t thought about writing more of the story, but with this many requests I have started one.

If anyone is wanting a signed copy I still have copies to sell. Leave a comment here or contact me at and we'll make arrangements to get one to you.


L.T. Elliot said...

56?! That's AWESOME, Connie! WOW! Way to go! I'll be emailing you about my signed copy, asap!

Nichole Giles said...

It was a wonderful, beautiful party, and I was so excited to get to come.

The book is wonderful and you should be very proud.


Rachelle Christensen said...

I'm so glad it went well. I can't wait to get my book. The cover is beautiful!

Cindy Beck, author said...

Just posted a review of "Martha's Freedom Train" along with contest rules to win a free, signed copy of the book. Check it out!

And thanks, LaRene, for giving me the opportunity to review your enchanting book. You've done a great job on it.

And the book launch party was so fun ... thanks for the prize that I won.

Unknown said...

I would like to win a free copy of your book on Cindy's blog.
It sounds like it will be a very good read!

Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen said...

I'm so impressed with your promotion party. Congratulations on it going so well. I also hope to win a copy of "Martha's Freedome Train" from Cindy's blog. Congratulations again, Cindy.