Monday, 11 April 2011

The Day I Met Liz Kessler!

Last Tuesday, I was really lucky to be invited to the launch of Liz Kessler's new children's book 'A Year Without Autumn'. The event was held in London  in The Marquis, which was just across the road from Trafalgar Square.
When I arrived,  I was introduced to Nina and Kate from Orion, who were both very lovely ladies and two people I had got to know quite well recently via email and Twitter. I also finally got to meet Liz from My Favourite Books - one of my favourite blogs.
There were so many people there to congratulate Liz Kessler on the publication of her new book. Fiona Kennedy from Orion made a lovely address about working with Liz over the last few years, followed by a delightful and entertaining speech by Liz Kessler herself. 
 Throughout the evening, I got to speak to Liz quite a few times and I have to say she is absolutely delightful and really funny.  She is just so entertaining to talk too.  We discussed our proposed Twitter interview and talked about the her blog tour which was underway.  I hadn't realised that Liz had actually written the first draft of 'A Year Without Autumn' before she had published her very successful Emily Windsnap  and Phillipa Fisher books. 
Liz kindly signed my copy for me and I did come away with a couple of other signed books which I will be giving away via Goodreads very soon. 
We were also given these gorgeous Thornton chocolates with the cover of Liz's book on top. 

I actually finished reading 'A Year Without Autumn' on the weekend and I can't wait to tell you next week all about it. If you like time travel books, you will absolutely love this book.

16 comments:

  1. I was gutted I couldn't go to this! It looks like you had a brilliant evening AND chocolates :-D

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  2. Looks like another amazing evening :D

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  3. Oh that sounds wonderful - the experience, the author, the book, and the chocolates! I wish more stuff like that would happen around here :)

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  4. What an amazing event, like Sheila I wish more like this would happen here.

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  5. It sounds like it was a fab evening, and of course you got lovely chocolates as well :D

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  6. Lucky you Viv! Sounds like an amazing time!

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  7. Wow it sounded ace! You must have had a fantastic time!!
    Will wait for your review of the book!

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  8. Wonderful post, Vivienne! The photos are terrific (you look great, as always) and the author's book about time travel sounds quite good.

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  9. What a beautiful event. Chocs too you lucky thing :D

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  10. Some bloggers get to have all the fun ;-)

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  11. That looks like such a fabulous time! I had no idea that it was a time travel book - I can't get enough of them. This one is going directly to the wish list.

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  12. It looks like a fab event! I'm glad you enjoyed it :o) I'll look forward to reading your review

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  13. I loved A Year Without Autumn and I loved reading this! Thank you!

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  14. What JoAnn said :)

    Looks like you had a lot of fun!

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