Last night’s launch party for Glamour in Glass was great fun. I held it at Case Study Coffee, which is almost like holding it in my office because I am there so frequently. The space was wonderful for an evening event like this and the owners, Wes Russell and Christine Herman-Russell, acted as staff for the event. Such lovely people.
I think we had around seventy-five guests from all different areas of my life. Friends, people I corresponded with during the Month of Letters, fellow writers, members of the Oregon Regency Society, and wine industry friends all turned up. It was, as they used to say, quite a press of people. We also had live music from the Regency with Nebula-nominee Dave Goldman on the keyboard and a lively fiddler, Ellen. I’d hoped to have a little dancing occur, but the room quickly became too full for that.
I spent most of the evening signing books and learned some important things.
- Next time around, I need a name that isn’t 23 characters long.
- Opening sentences, particularly ones that get omitted, should be as short as possible. Next time I will opt for “Call me Jane,” and be done with it.
- People are wonderful, and willing to stand in line for a long, long time as one scribbles in books.
Tonight, I’m off to the Powell’s in Beaverton to read, perform a tiny little puppet show, and to write a very long sentence in some more books.
If you want to look at more pictures, I have a few from the event.