As the majority of you who read this blog are probably aware, the Christmas novella I self-published last year - Christmas Without Icing - has now been published through Harper Impulse with a brand new title and a stunning new cover! The First Christmas Without You was also one of three winners in the Harper Impulse Winter Wonderland competition, and the prize for winning that was afternoon tea at Fortnum & Mason. Which is why, at the beginning of this week, I found myself down in London, still trying to believe that this was all really happening to me.
|The Christmas tree at Covent Garden|
|Me with the gorgeous Charlotte Ledger in the Harper Collins building|
And the sandwiches, cakes and scones we had were just beautiful! Everything from smoked salmon to coronation chicken sandwiches, all perfectly cut with the crusts off; to tiny chocolate squares and something that tasted very much like a mini banoffi pie - they were all gorgeous! It was just a truly wonderful experience, and one I'll never forget. The perfect way to celebrate the release of my first book published through Harper Impulse. I can't thank everybody enough. I just had a fantastic time. And Charlotte, Katie and Kim were so lovely, as was Kathy. So, so lovely.
|Cake!! And that's the lovely Katie Sadler there in the background.|
Right now I'm feeling very lucky. My book is out there, I've just had two fab days in London, and I've had the chance to experience something I would never normally have had the chance to do. And it's all thanks to the amazing team over there at Harper Impulse. You guys really are the best, and I'm so privileged to be part of the Harper Impulse family. Thank you!
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