Thursday, 4 March 2010

Penny Grubb's launch

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It is always lovely to help a fellow author celebrate, so I was delighted to be invited to new Hale author Penny Grubb's launch for Like False Money, the first in a series of crime novels.

The launch was held in the splendid 'penthouse' apartment of the ALCS building in London.

Wine and nibbles were consumed, Penny gave a very funny talk on how she and the book progressed from the initial idea to eventual publication, books were signed, photos taken and networking done.



It was especially nice that the gang from Hale (our joint publisher) were there to cheer Penny on, and that being the case I grabbed a photo opportunity of my own...

8 comments:

Kate Hardy said...

Lovely pics, Jan. Sounds like a fab launch; and thanks for sharing :)

Beverley Eikli said...

Thanks so much for the update, Jan. I'm so glad Penny's launch went so well. It was also lovely to see a pic of the Hale crew. Maybe you could caption it so I could put a face to the names of some of the people I deal with.

Debs said...

Glad the launch went so well and congratulations to Penny.

liz fenwick said...

Sounds brilliant :-)
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Jan Jones said...

Was great! Beverley, the chap at the back is Josh and the girl on the far right is Nikki.

Karen said...

Sounds like an excellent launch, and the novel sounds good too :o)

Penny Grubb said...

Thank you, Jan, both for coming along and for blogging about it so positively. The ALCS venue is lovely, I recommend it to any writer looking for a London launch venue.
I'm supposed to be blogging too, but Jan's done such a good job that I think I'll just blog a link. I had a small launch event in Hull hosted by a good friend who put on the sort of do that I've publishers used to in years gone by (did all those champagne suppers really happen?)
I managed to blog about that one at http://pennygrubb.blogspot.com/2010/03/superwoman-hosts-book-launch-in-hull.html
I have Jan's Fair Deception on order. According to the email it should arrive tomorrow morning just too late for me to grab for train reading, but it'll be something to look forward to after a Hull-London commute day.

Monica Fairview said...

Thanks for the write-up, Jan! It's lovely to hear about an event by a fellow Hale author. Congrats, Penny and well done. Go Hale!