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Chalk Art and Joy and Chocolate

I've always loved my local Waterstones and felt really lucky, too, in how supportive they've always been of my books. It's an incredibly warm, welcoming environment in every way, and my family visits it at least once a week as readers, so of course it was the natural place to host my launch party for The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart.

But I still never expected this.

And OF COURSE I had to head straight in to town this afternoon to check it out in person!



I am in awe of the staff member who created this chalk art, replicating the front cover of the book so perfectly. And the way it felt for me to see it there, filling up that familiar blackboard over the counter in the shop I've been visiting with my family and loving ever since I first moved to Wales 7 years ago...

It felt amazing. It feels amazing.

I am really, really lucky to have such a wonderful local bookstore, and such a supportive one, too.

And naturally, I can never walk out of a bookshop without a new book for myself, too! I've been hearing wonderful things about Susan Dennard's Truthwitch for ages, and just check out how gorgeous this cover is. How could I resist?



It's 3 weeks and two days until the launch party. (We discussed the food for it today, and oh yes, there WILL be chocolate!)

It's three weeks exactly until The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart comes out in the UK. Chapter One is already online. Everything's ready.

I cannot wait to share it with you guys!

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rj_anderson
Jan. 19th, 2017 07:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, how wonderful! I am thrilled and excited for you and looking forward to hearing how the launch turns out!

And ooh, that IS a gorgeous cover for TRUTHWITCH. I like it much better than the US one.
stephanieburgis
Jan. 19th, 2017 08:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, Rebecca!!! And yes - I definitely prefer the UK paperback cover for Truthwitch!
sapphireone
Jan. 20th, 2017 05:54 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!!! The art is beautiful - and I'm so excited to read your book! I very much enjoyed the excerpt from the first chapter.
stephanieburgis
Jan. 20th, 2017 06:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for telling me that! I really hope you enjoy the whole book. :)
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