Thursday, October 1, 2009

Planning the Launch Party


Well, this is very exciting - finally!!! Things are moving on schedule, so I can finally make plans for the book launch party, wheeee!


I have been thinking of it for a while and have lots of ideas. I almost think I'm putting more thought and effort into it than I did for my own wedding :)


Since the book is called Blood and Groom it obviously has a wedding theme to it. I've decided to have a twisted wedding theme for the launch party.


So, there will be a wedding cake (made by my neighbour Patricia), but instead of all cutsey and nice, the tiered confection will have "blood" drizzling down it and the groom doll lying in a bloody mess at the bottom. There is a blog called "Cake Wrecks" that has sample of the kind of cake I have in mind.


I am also having customized roses done up with the book title and a smoking gun. Yes, really. I know a florist who does this - it's almost like putting a tattoo on a real flower. The florist's name is Moose (yes, really!), and he is also going to make up a bridal bouquet for me to toss at the end of the night. Moose the Florist's website is http://www.sayitwitharose.ca/ .


Finally, what "wedding reception" would be complete without a "toast to the bride"? So I have asked the bar where I'm having the party to order some bubbly for me.


As for decor, well, I have ordered two rolls of yellow crime scene tape: Police Line Do Not Cross.


All in all, I think it will be a hoot!


12 comments:

  1. This sounds like such a fun party!! I love the theme! It's right up my alley, too. I saw a white dress at the Halloween store that was covered in blood! Perfect costume for the guest of honor! ;D

    I can't wait to pick up the book! Have fun, and congratulations!!

    ~Tara

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  2. Thanks Tara! I am still wondering what to do with my wedding dress... hmmm... Halloween & fake blood... maybe!

    Jill

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  3. Wow! What great ideas for your book launch! I'm very impressed! I really like your book cover. It is definitely intriguing and would make me pick it up off the shelf. :)

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  4. Thanks Sherrinda! That's so cool to hear!
    Jill

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  5. Wow, congratulations. Is this your first book?
    And do you have a web site dedicated to the book?
    I wish only the best for you and the launch of your book. I will have to check it out. thx

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  6. Thanks Jeff. Yes, it is my first book - wow!

    Yes, I have the world's most low-tech website... but at least I got the domain I wanted.

    The site is www.jilledmondson.com and it will soon be revised to look less prehistoric :)

    I also created a fan page on Facebook (you can look at the page even if you don't have a Facebook account). The fan page gets a fair bit of activity/comments and is frequently updated.

    The url is:
    www.facebook.com/sashajacksonmysteries

    Cheers and thank you, Jill

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  7. i will buy your book, love to support first time authors... and i will post a link on my blog and websites about it. might not do much but anything helps... love the cover by the way. just awesome, maybe some day i will know how it feels. thx

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  8. That's awesome Jeff! Thanks!

    The book will be available November 16th, which is almost a year from when I got the contract (November 28th). It feels like it's taken forever and I can't wait till I have a real copy in my hands!

    Cheers, Jill

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  9. Wow that sounds so much fun. Can't wait to see your book hitting the stores - which company is handling your marketing and PR out of professional nosiness?

    Kate xx

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  10. Thanks, Kate! Yes, it will be a blast! The folks at my publisher are great and have been so creative & fantastic about everything!

    The countdown begins...

    Jill

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  11. I can't wait to pick up a copy of the book. Love your blog!

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  12. Thanks JTT! The book will be out in a few weeks :)

    Jill

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