I'm back home again after a manic trip to London for the ENTANGLED launch party. Thanks to everyone who came and made it so special. And apologies for the fact that most of my conversations on the night went something like this:
Lovely party guest: Hi! Congratulations! How are you feeling?
Me: Thanks! Aaargh! This is SO weird.
I couldn't help it. It WAS weird. And awesome too, of course.
The evening kicked off with champagne with my agency gang and my editor. This managed to steady my nerves somewhat before we headed to Daunt Books. I opened the door to the bookshop and was faced with A LOT of people. All looking at me. And then they started clapping. Surreal doesn't even begin to describe the experience.
Lots of lovely people turned up: friends, family, authors, tweeters, bloggers, publishing folk. I think the huge turnout might have had something to do with the copious amounts of wine AND cupcakes on offer. Oh, and Josefine Jönsson turned up. That's right. The ENTANGLED photographer and cover girl. Very cool indeed.
I signed lots of books and my messages got more and more ridiculous as the evening went on. We decamped to the pub and drank more wine (in moderation, of course...).
All in all, a pretty incredible evening. Fabulous people being fabulous in a fabulous venue. What more could you ask for? Thanks to the Quercus kids for organizing it all so brilliantly, and to Daunt for hosting.
Here are a few pics: