Last Friday, Lesley Livingston hosted her book launch party for Every Never After, the sequel to her 2011 book Once Every Never, over at Dominion on Queen, in the East end of Toronto. Coming from an outing with another friend, I was a bit early and ended up bumping into Siobhan (Conversations of a Reading Addict). Great minds think alike – we both thought to arrive earlier to get some food, and do some reading!
— Michele (@JustALilLost) March 22, 2013
The lovely people at Penguin scheduled 10 minute interviews with Lesley for a handful of bloggers starting at 7pm. [You can read my interview with Lesley here!] The interviews went until approximately just after 8pm while the room got more and more full with Lesley’s friends, family and fans. She soon comes up to the front and begins to thank everyone until……. this happened………
Amazing. I don’t know what made me start taping from the thank you portion, but I’m so happy I caught the awesome lead-in to that musical performance! Afterwards, she reads the prologue from Every Never After, giving everyone a taste of what’s to come in the sequel.
If the Starling book launch party was any indication, the signing line was going to be a long one so we were thankful to be closer to the front than the last time! Notwithstanding the non-existent waitress that gave some of us attitude about needing change (aka I’m not tipping you $5 on a $20 bill when you’re never around, so enough with the ‘tude), it was a fantastic launch party/blogger reunion with so many familiar & friendly faces among the mix!
A big thank you to the Penguin Canada team, Bakka Phoenix, Dominion on Queen and, of course, the awesome Lesley Livingston!