Sunday, January 23, 2011

Launch party madness

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:


  1. Looks like you had a fab time! Looking forward to meeting you and Niamh in a couple of weeks.

  2. Sounds fabulous Cat. Wish I could have been there. What an amazing experience it must have been for you.

  3. Congratulations on a wonderful event Cat!
    I love the cupcakes!
    (Did you keep one, like a wedding cake piece?)
    Love & Best Wishes,

  4. Those cupcakes look fabulous! Congratulations on the event! I haven't read your book yet, but it's been getting great reviews everywhere so it's definitely on my TBR list =)

  5. Congratulations again Cat, I had a great time at the event & was so pleased that so many people turned up and made it so special for you :o)

  6. It sure was fun to meet you! :)

    May I borrow some images for my blog?


  7. Thanks everyone! Man, I really wish I'd kept a cupcake...

    Library Mice - Looking forward to meeting you too!

    Josefine - Feel free to nab any pictures you like. It was so fab to meet you. Thanks again for coming! x

  8. Wowee, it looks amazing! Big congratulations again xxx

  9. Hi Cat,
    Discovered 'Engtangled' in a local supermarket and was drawn to it (very cliched I know) but by its cover- I love a striking cover!
    I had a flick through and actually started reading it right then and there in the book isle LOL as I was instantly captured (no pun intended...)- thing is I'm particularly broke atm and so plodded off down to my local library to borrow it, but to my immense dismay I couldn't find it =(
    Do not worry though, I WILL get my hands on that book by hook or by crook and just to let you know, aswell as it being such a gripping read right from page 1, it also cunjoured up a fresh wave of inspiration for my own writng inside of me, so in short- thank you ^ ^
    Heidi-Virginia, 18