Champagne? Or black gunge on the washing machine?

sues-invite-3-bannerSomebody once told me that being an author meant drinking champagne with your publishers one day and cleaning black gunge out of your washing machine next.

I had my own taste of that this week with my launch party on Thursday and housework today!

Let’s focus on the fun stuff. Thursday’s launch party for The Christmas Promise was amazing. I’m going to use this post mainly to share photos with you.

I was amazed and thrilled how many people turned up to support me, buying ALL the books in stock and leaving orders with the store for more. Members of Team Sue Moorcroft,  bloggers, readers, family, and friends from as far back as my primary school. Authors, mainly from the RNA, came out in force.

Ava from The Christmas Promise is a milliner and Abigail Crampton, who had made the millinery research very easy for me, made my beautiful cocktail hat especially for the evening. Here we go with the pics!


book-launch-the-christmas-promise-11And for those who are interested in how I cleaned the black gunge from the washing machine, I chose a steam cleaner and and an old toothbrush.




Filed under Book bloggers, hats, Launch, millinery, Paperback, Romantic Novelists' Association, Team Sue Moorcroft, The Christmas Promise

17 responses to “Champagne? Or black gunge on the washing machine?

  1. Lizzie Lamb

    Ah, the black gunge. The curse of many a writer. Great night Sue and lovely to see so many RNA members there.

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  2. Hats off to you! Sounds like the official launch was a resounding success.The hat is fabulous, by the way. X

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  3. Nice to join in the event, via your lovely photos, Sue. Have hat, will succeed!

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  4. markewest

    Very nice! My blog about the event goes up on Monday! 🙂 Really chuffed for you, the event was terrific and it’s great to see so much support (and affection) for you!

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  5. Ivan Dickason

    Well Done!!


  6. Pingback: Lazy Sunday #24 | Paula Acton

    • Thank you for reblogging. 🙂 I have to say that still having to do unpalatable jobs around the home applies to all kinds of jobs, not just being an author. I totally love being an author and I’m probably now unemployable in any other capacity (except, I suppose, cleaner).


  7. Looks like a great launch, lolling at the toothbrush, I use that to get into the corners on the toilet.



  8. I suppose champagne and parties might be les fun if they happened every day? (I am willing to research this if there’s anyone out there willing to fund the project)

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  9. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I don’t know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already 😉 Cheers!


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