This post is all about the second event I attended this week. I am fortunate enough to live in a very supportive community. Even so it took me a very long time to tell anyone here I was writing (see previous posts for details!) but when I did there was a huge amount of interest from the locals.

One of the organisations, The Women’s Group, discussed A Single Step a few months ago and decided they would all buy it (I told you they were supportive didn’t I!) read it and then invite me to a meeting to ask me all about it. That meeting was last Wednesday.

A Single Step_Blue Final Ebook

I had been inspired recently by online friend and author, Wendy Percival, who had the most wonderful cake at the launch party for her second novel, The Indelible Stain (which is waiting for me on my kindle!)

The Indelible Stain

Here is the link to her blog, Engage Write Brain, so you can see the cake!

So I went prepared…having had some treats made up especially by The Little Cup Cake Company (a local, and very popular enterprise!) Check these out!

12 cupcakes

I’d been asked to attend for an hour and we were all still talking 2 ½ hours later! I decided that while they were still asking questions I’d carry on and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Well who doesn’t enjoy chatting about something they feel so passionately about!

We talked mostly about the process of writing. How the idea for the trilogy originally came to me, how I managed to write it then self-publish and the learning curve I’ve had to go through to do all the marketing and promotion that is needed afterwards. That’s 2 ½ hours in a nutshell!

Before the Dawn Cover

One of the ladies there had, very helpfully, already read Before the Dawn (the second book in the trilogy) and asked me a few questions about that which, between the pair of us trying not giving away any spoilers and appearing therefore to be talking in ‘code’ provided enough teasing temptations for several of the group to buy a copy at the end of the evening. I even sold one to an admitted ‘reluctant reader’ so that can’t be too bad!

So I shifted a load of these…

Larger box of books

And the few that are left?…Well Christmas is coming isn’t it? So I know what I’ll be getting everyone – haha!

Single Cake

They look fabulous and taste delicious too!

Many, many thanks ladies for inviting me, your support is very much appreciated!

6 Responses to Cupcakes and Chatter!
  1. The cakes look brilliant, Georgia! I’m chuffed you were inspired by my cake to get your own version!
    How lovely to be invited to talk about your writing, too. Knowing how you were rather sheepish about admitting to being a writer, you must be thrilled, not only to have such an enthusiastic and welcoming group, but to feel so comfortable chatting about what you’ve achieved. But as you say, when you’re passionate about something, talking about it comes naturally. I bet you’ve surprised yourself! Good on yer… And good luck with those book sales! 😉

    • Thanks Wendy. It has taken quite a while to get to a point of being comfortable to talk about writing but meeting with such a positive group made all the difference 🙂 I’m so pleased you reminded me about those cake ideas, the cup cakes were the ideal thing to take along. Good luck with your sales too! 😉

  2. Love the cupcake idea! And (so far) I’m absolutely loving Before the Dawn. More as soon as I finish reading it. But…WOW!

    • Thanks Barb! They went down very well, and just imagine how pretty the BtD ones will be when I get round to sorting out any of those. So pleased you’re enjoying it – so far!!

  3. Wow, colour me impressed. Please be my agent? You are an inspiration, you know I loved the first book but I am absolutely gobsmacked that you have time to write, to socialize and to read. How do you DO it?

    • Hahaha! And this comes from someone juggling writing several books at any one time! I can only manage one and only that very slowly!! This was a great evening though and the cakes were a hit – well when doesn’t cake go down well 🙂 So pleased you like!


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