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Launch Party Post!

This past Saturday, I got to celebrate the launch of GIVE UP THE GHOST with family, friends, and colleagues at Bakka-Phoenix Books. For those of you who couldn’t make it, let me recreate the experience for you…

First, approaching the store, I was greeted by this lovely display advertising the launch:


Inside there was a table set up with stacks of books (and bookmarks and buttons that I brought with me), and a few others with snacks and drinks that I didn’t get much of a chance to partake of. :) People gradually made their way into the store, and then to the back where I was hanging out, and once we had a fair crowd, I gave a short talk about the book:


Some of the attendants, listening to the talk:


I read a short section (the same section you can hear for yourself here), and then got down to signing:


And in a brief lull in the midst of this, a family friend took a picture of me with my parents and younger brother: a very happy family portrait!

It was a wonderful two hours spent with friends from all the areas of my life, and catching up with former teachers and writers group members I hadn’t seen in years. Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate with me, and to my dad for taking the pictures!

If you wish you could have been there, take note — next week, I expect to be announcing a few more upcoming appearances, including one in the US!

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Originally published at Megan Crewe - another world, not quite ours. You can comment here or there.

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anywherebeyond
Oct. 2nd, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
Look at that! It's all gorgeous!!!!! Congratulations on your debut, Book Twin!!
megancrewe
Oct. 3rd, 2009 12:31 am (UTC)
Thank you!!!! :)
lotuseyes
Oct. 2nd, 2009 01:33 am (UTC)
NOW THAT I HAVE A COPY on its way to me let's not talk about the idiocy that is my local bookstores I will certainly be looking forward to meeting you at some point even moreso!

assuming you come anywhere near my little state of NJ...

should have accosted you at Book Expo when I saw you in line for Scott Westerfield...missed chances missed chances...
megancrewe
Oct. 3rd, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
I would say it's 95% certain that the first US event I do will be in NYC, so... :)
lotuseyes
Oct. 5th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
this definitely will be deserving of some sweets. Time to Break the diet!
kspringer
Oct. 2nd, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)
It looks wonderful!!
megancrewe
Oct. 3rd, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
Thank you!
rj_anderson
Oct. 2nd, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm so glad you had a great time! I'm sorry to have missed it!
megancrewe
Oct. 3rd, 2009 12:33 am (UTC)
Thank you! BTW, have you seen the recent Debs posts and considered a Canadian tour stop? :)
jgurtler
Oct. 2nd, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
How cool! You are doing such a great job with your launch. And your happy family! Yay!!!!!

Ps. Thanks for nominating WTS you are sweet...I'm trying to nominate Give up the Ghost and will figure it out tomorrow when I'm not tired. I LOVE your book!
megancrewe
Oct. 3rd, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
Thank you! And it was my pleasure to nominate WTS--it deserves to be read by all!

Hey, I don't suppose you'd consider coming over to Ontario to do a Canadian Debs event (see recent Debs posts)? :)
deva_fagan
Oct. 2nd, 2009 10:12 am (UTC)
Woohoo! Congratulations, it looks like a wonderful event!

I'm finally picking up the copy that's been waiting for me at the not-so-local independent bookstore I like to shop at. I am really looking forward to seeing how the book has changed from last time I read it.
megancrewe
Oct. 3rd, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm so glad I decided to do a launch party (it was Jenny Moss who convinced me :) ).

And I think you'll find quite a bit has changed (though the important stuff is all still there, of course)!
ex_kmessner
Oct. 2nd, 2009 11:13 am (UTC)
Awesome! I'm glad you had a great launch!
megancrewe
Oct. 3rd, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)
Thank you!
annastan
Oct. 2nd, 2009 12:28 pm (UTC)
It looked like a great time. Congrats!!
megancrewe
Oct. 3rd, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)
Thanks!
boreal_owl
Oct. 2nd, 2009 01:34 pm (UTC)
Congrats! I snagged a copy from BakkaPhoenix's manager's carefully-guarded hoard. :-)
megancrewe
Oct. 3rd, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
Yay! Glad you were able to benefit from the launch even though you couldn't make it! :)
akabins
Oct. 2nd, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
I had tons of fun, Megan! Thanks for letting me share that with you :).
megancrewe
Oct. 3rd, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
Thank you for coming! :D
liz_scanlon
Oct. 3rd, 2009 01:31 pm (UTC)
Big congratulations, Megan!
megancrewe
Oct. 4th, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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