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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer Solstice: Lesley Livingston's Release Party

As you all know, yesterday was Summer Solstice. The first day of summer is the greatest not only because it is the longest day of the year, but because it holds the promise of the fantastic season ahead. What I am wishing for this summer is more wonderful author events like the one I attended last night. Lesley Livingston's Once Every Never is on store shelves now and last night this lovely lady had a chance to celebrate.

The release party was held at Dominion on Queen which is a popular venue for events of this kind. Lesley herself appeared to be no stranger to this pub, and commented on her previous release parties. Once at Dominion I stumbled upon Chrystal, who most of you know as Snowdrop Dreams of Books. This was my first opportunity to meet this wonderful blogger whom Ashley and I have befriended. :) I was also lucky enough to meet Mel at He Followed Me Home and Jackie at My Ever Expanding Library!  :)

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. :)

- C

Now for the giveaway...


  1. It was so nice meeting you finally! :) It was such a nice event.

  2. Sounds like such fun! Thanks for the giveaway. =)

  3. I've never been to a book launch before. This one looked like an intimate event.

  4. Looks like she went all out for the release. Wish I could have been there!

  5. I really wish I could meet Lesley! But I don't think she has ever toured to WA, I really wish she would! Thanks for the giveaway

  6. I wish I had been able to meet Lesley but I had school and then an essay to write :( The launch party looks like it was a lot of fun.

  7. AH! Thanks so much for the giveaway! Sounded like a lot of fun! <3

  8. Looks like you had fun, awesome that you got to chat with her! Thanks for the fabulous giveaway :)


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