Hattiness is a state of mind

Since I decided to give Ava Bliss in The Christmas Promise the career of milliner I’ve taken a lot more interest in hats. Before I go further, here’s a quick summary of terms:

hat-vocab

But, basically, Ava makes hats for people, to order, by hand. Abigail Crampton of Abigail Crampton Millinery was my research source and now she’s making a couture hat for me! A cocktail hat, very evening-y and gorgeous. I’ve had the first consultation and on Tuesday I’m visiting her studio again for a fitting. (Pause for excited shiver.) I had a wonderful time trying on Abigail’s sample hats and choosing colour, fabric, shape and decoration. I can’t wait to see the next step!

Meanwhile, the fab team at Avon Books UK sent out lots of fun DIY hat-making kits and here’s what I came up with from mine:

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I can see your looks of astonished admiration from here! 🙂 (If I squint a lot.)

Tomorrow (6 October) is ebook publication day, which is mahoosively thrilling. (Trying to find synonyms for exciting.) Oh, go on then, I’ll remind you what the ebook cover looks like:

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The paperback and audio book will be published on the 1st December but don’t forget that you have one exclusive opportunity to grab the paperback well ahead of publication at a special event in Nottingham:

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Stock has been released to this store for this special event so why not come along and help me launch the book? I’ll be happy to sign all books purchased, of course! (A signed book makes a lovely Christmas present.) NB I will be wearing the hat Abigail makes me to the launch rather than the one I made myself …

Huge thanks to all the lovely readers who have already ordered The Christmas Promise.

If you’d like to buy, too, you can choose your favourite platform here.

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Filed under Avon Books UK, Cover, ebook, hats, Launch, millinery, Paperback, Preorder, publication day, The Christmas Promise

6 responses to “Hattiness is a state of mind

  1. Have a wonderful day in Nottingham!
    Lovely place…
    Looking forward to receiving my December book.

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  2. Pingback: Hattiness is a state of mind | Sue Moorcroft blog – Jenny Harper Author

  3. Looks like another great Sue Moorcroft read! Looking forward it it Sue – enjoy your launch, sorry it’s so far away. Have reblogged … Jx

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  4. Reblogged this on Writing, Work and Wine and commented:
    What a great post 🙂 Wouldn’t mind a posh hat of my own!

    Congratulations to Sue Moorcroft on ebook launch day today. The Christmas Promise has just landed on my Kindle app and I can’t wait to read it!

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