After sitting, chatting and eating, Lesley made her way over to our table wearing this kick ass tye dye dress. She said that she didn't recognize our faces and that we must be her online book buddies. :) After mingling a bit with us she took the stage. In her speech, Lesley thanked everyone who helped bring Once Every Never to life, and to those who have spread the word about it. Lesley was even kind enough to mention all of her book blogging pals for getting readers excited about the book! :) Once her speech commenced, Lesley read from Once Every Never. This was probably my favourite part of the night. It is so neat to see how an author interprets their own book and how animated they are when they read!
As the night came to a close, Lesley signed copies of her book and chatted with friends and family. I bought two copies of Once Every Never at the release party and on a whim decided to get them both signed for... YOU (Contest below!). As I was chatting with Lesley, the feathers in my hair caught her eye and for a moment she was mesmerized. She started pawing at them like a cat. It was hilarious. :) Once the books were signed, and I had congratulated Lesley again, it was time to go. The whole night was a lot of fun and I am so glad that I was able to attend the celebration. :)
Now for the giveaway...