Saturday, May 19, 2007

Wannabe A Writer









Some days I love being a writer - even if I'm unpublished and today's was one of them. I went to the book launch for Jane Wenham-Jones' Wannabe a Writer. It was at Borders on Charing Cross Rd and it was a blast. I arrived and spotted some friends, Bernardine Kennedy and Katie Fforde. While scoffing a glass of wine I met Amanda Brookfield and had a brilliant chat about writing and plot twists. Her book Relative Love is now added to my tbr pile.












While chatting with her Kate Walker arrived looking lovely and we had a great chance to catch up. I finally met Kate Harrison! I now have a signed copy of her latest book The Self-Preservation Society and it has a bumpy cover :-)





Lesley Cookman arrived and Margaret Kaine plus Judy Astley. As Jane had interviewed so many writers it was amazing to see Helen Lederer, Erica James, Maria McCarthy, Jane Bidder/Sophie King, Sue Moorcraft, Daniel Blythe, Karen Howeld, Victoria Connelly and Adele Parks. I know I missed a few. Then there were the wanna be's there Pia Tapper-Fenton, Henriette Gyland, and Biddy Coady. It was wonderful fun and the book is great. I was killing myself laughing as i read it on the way home on the tube! Now I know why writers are such fun :-)




12 comments:

JJ said...

Liz
That looks (and sounds) like it was lots of fun. Are you going to be at Caroline's?
JJ

Jane WJ said...

Thanks Liz! It was a nice surprise to just get a google alert to say this was here - thanks so much!
I was so glad you could come yesterday and thanks very much for buying the book jwj xxx

liz fenwick said...

Hi JJ. I am going to try:-)

Jane, it was a great launch. I hope you enjoyed it! The book is great so no thanks need apply :-)

liz fenwick said...

JJ just checked the calendar and if its actually on the 15th I won't be there because I will be away in Venice on a dirty weekend with dh :-)

Anna Lucia said...

Great pics, Liz!

liz fenwick said...

Thanks Anna :-)

Cat Marsters & Kate Johnson said...

Looks like a fab party, wish I could have been there! I did buy a copy the other day though--couldn't resist seeing my name in print!

liz fenwick said...

As I read through the book I'll keep a look out :-)

Liz Harris said...

Hi Liz,

I've really enjoyed reading the account of yesterday's launch - I'm very glad that you mentioned your blogsite on romna.

I would have loved to have been able to join you all in Borders yesterday, but unfortunately it wasn't possible to be there. Therefore, I was so pleased to have a taste of the day and to see the great photos.

It looks as if it was a fun day.

liz fenwick said...

Hi Liz. Welcome. It was a Fab day. Sorry you couldn't make it:-( It is so brilliant to get be with other writers and celelbrate :-)

Lesley Cookman said...

Great pictures, Liz, and lovely to see you.

Love
Lesley

liz fenwick said...

It was great to see you too :-)