Yesterday was the launch party for The Memory Painter at The Last Bookstore in LA. It was a fantastic night. Here are a few photos capturing the evening, photography by Mike Fanning.
The bookstore is a gorgeous space. There is a wraparound balcony along the second floor where you can look down.
And the cake arrives. 🙂
For the party we had finger foods and cocktails. (Thank you Bite Catering Couture & BarTime)
The specialty cocktail for the evening was a Purple Pushkin. What’s in a Purple Pushkin, you ask? An equal mix of vodka, pineapple juice & Chambord served over ice. Please try it.
The Before and After shot (top right photo taken by someone in the crowd)…
Reading the opening pages of the book.
I love this picture. The man leaning against the pillar on the right side is Will Damron, the narrator of the audiobook. I’m about to surprise everyone and announce that he is here and going to come up and do the second reading.
Will Damron reading from Ch 21.
This was a real treat and a highlight of the evening. If you want to learn more about Will’s work you can visit his website www.WillDamron.com and here’s a link to the audiobook.
Signing books with a Purple Pushkin nearby.
Will Damron signing an audiobook while I watch.
Thank you Mike Fanning for all the pictures & a special thanks to The Last Bookstore and their wonderful crew for hosting the party. It was a special night.
Today I have a guest post up at WriterUnboxed where I talk about the journey writing The Memory Painter and offer some craft advice that I’ve learned along the way.
If you leave a comment at the bottom of their website you’ll also be entered to receive a signed copy of the book.
Click on the iceberg to read the article…
I’m thrilled The Memory Painter is listed in US Weekly this week (May 4th Edition) as one of their Spring Picks.
My publisher created this fun online quiz inspired by the book. Answer a few questions and see how old is your soul… 😉
Click here to play!
This morning I just heard the preview from the Audiobook with Will Damron narrating. It’s the opening of Chapter 4 where Bryan first meets Linz. (They’re at a museum exhibit.) I really can’t wait to hear the whole thing. It’s coming from Blackstone Audio and will be out 4/28 as well. To learn about Will, you can visit him at www.willdamron.com
Click here to take a listen!
Well this was a fun Friday surprise. Heroesandheartbreakers.com just posted an exclusive excerpt from THE MEMORY PAINTER. Click here and register on their site to read it.
If you’re in LA, there will be a book luncheon for THE MEMORY PAINTER on 5/1 in Manhattan Beach, a Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy event hosted by Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore.
Please come join me for some delicious Greek food, hear me talk about the book, and receive a personalized copy. For reservations: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/Events-LLL
If you’re planning to attend the LA Festival of Books, on Saturday 4/18 from 4-6pm, I’ll be doing an ARC signing and giveaway of THE MEMORY PAINTER with LARA.
Please stop by booth 916!
Thrilled THE MEMORY PAINTER made this fantastic list from io9 for The Most Essential Science Fiction and Fantasy Books in April.
25 days until the book launch!
Delivered today – THE MEMORY PAINTER has bookmarks! I just love the design by Amber Sweeney at Me, My Shelf and I. Thank you Amber!