Book Launch Party June 20th 2017. NHYM. Photos copyright NHYM and Walter C.
If you measure the success of a book launch party by the number of people waiting to get their book signed by the author – my book launch was a huge success. I didn’t even have time to sign all the books that were sold that night!
Balloon Sculpture hanging from the ceiling at the Notting Hill Bookshop by my incredibly talented friend Vanessa. NHYM 2017.
The Notting Hill Bookshop, where the party was held, has been so incredibly supportive and it was the perfect place to host my book launch party. It is an iconic bookstore that literally everyone in the world knows and still photographs on a daily basis.
My day started at the bookshop, where I found a beautiful window display of my books.
Next came my hair appointment. RUSH Westbourne Grove offered to do my hair – how could I say no? And they did a wonderful job! Thank you RUSH for my hair!
I was wearing this super cool leather jumpsuit designed by Patricia Gomez Gracia, a super talented designer, who dressed me that night. Here I am with her manager Zara Ward!
Beautiful mum reading my book.
The crowd was so supportive and wonderful, from all my beautiful yummy mummy friends to my writing class to Instagram stars, mummy bloggers and magazine founders, and fantastic film makers and writers.
Wonderful Mummy friends who came out to support me! Thank you!!!
I spent the night signing books – it was a shame that I didn’t even get a chance to sign everyone’s book.
It was a wonderfully warm – literally and figuratively – evening, which included my writing class friends who came to support me. Champagne and Chika’s nuts – made famous by Dragon’s Den – were the drinks and nibbles of the night. Thank you Chika!
Super mums! And super nice ones too… 😉
Friends from all over the world came to support me – all the way from New York!
I even got a new, little fan!
Instagram star, The Smart Fashionistas, and my cousin graced us with their presence.
Superstar film makers, writers, producers Vanessa and Andrew Porteus, and Melissa and David Koepp.
Gorgeous Swedish friends/models who also happen to be just the nicest people ever… 🙂
My very emotional speech!
Fellow novelist Midge Blake and my editor Donna Hillyer.
The crowd spilled onto the streets on a beautiful, warm night.
My super talented friend Vanessa created this amazing balloon/cloud sculpture! Thank you!
And thanks to Walter C., my amazing photographer, who is seriously brilliant. Amazing job! For all his photos of the night look here: http://www.bywalterc.com/the-beta-mum/
But the work didn’t stop after the launch party when I had my first live TV interview with London Live News this past weekend…
And finally…my photo was also chosen as one of the ‘Pictures of The Week’ in The Bookseller Magazine, which is the biggest publishing magazine in the UK:
(Yes, me and Twiggy)
It has been quite an adventure, with its ups and downs, and I now can’t wait to go on holiday day next week for some well deserved down time!!
Have a great summer everyone! And don’t forget to get your summer read on Amazon!! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beta-Mum-Adventures-Alpha-Land/dp/1781326525
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