Jasmyn Party

I seem to have neglected the blog a bit recently. This is partly because of the party I had for Jasmyn last week, which took a lot of preparation. Those ice swans don’t carve themselves, you know . . .


Here I am with the giant swan, stuffed full of champagne. The swan, that is. Not me. Not by that point anyway. That swan weighed almost exactly the same as I do, which I found quite strange.

Here I am with fellow Princesses of Fantasy Fiction, Jaine Fenn and Suzanne McLeod:

Please note that, despite what this photo may suggest, I am not a freakishly tall person. It’s just that Jaine and Suzanne are both quite petite, and I was wearing heels. I dislike being called Gigantor to my face, and am likely to react unfavourably towards anybody who does so.

In spite of my earlier fib, I did not carve the swans myself. Ice sculpting is not something I can add to my list of talents. But I did help make the cupcake mountain:

Three hours. It took two people three hours to decorate the thirty eight cupcakes on that stand. They tasted good though – once I got over the fact that people were actually going to eat all our hard work.

Jasmyn really suited itself to a themed party. When it went dark, all the twinkly lights in the marquee came on and made it look gorgeous. I think, from now on, whenever I go to start a new book, my first thought should be: will this make a good party later?

It was a great evening. A great night, actually, as I didn’t go to bed until seven o clock the next morning. A sure sign of success in my book. Big thank yous to everyone who came and made it so much fun. It just wouldn’t have been the same sitting in the marquee and drinking bottle after bottle of champagne all by myself.


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4 Responses to “Jasmyn Party”

  1. Suzanne McLeod Says:

    It was a wonderful, fantastic party! We really enjoyed it, and it was lovely to celebrate Jasmyn with the swans [despite the fact you didn’t carve them yourself :-)], the bubbly, the great company and the Cup Cake Mountain!! Yay for the Cup Cake Mountain!! Congrats on both the mountain, and the fabulous shoes – oh, and the *hot* dress *g* and most of all for Jasmyn. Thank you.

    Suzanne xx

    p.s. I now have my very own copy of Jasmyn! It’s sitting on my TBR shelf calling to me . . . if it wasn’t for that pesky deadline *sigh*

  2. Christine Says:

    🙂 Looks so beautiful!

  3. Kwok Ting Lee Says:

    That certainly looks wonderful. Will you be doing any new book signings in September or October in London? I’m afraid I missed your previous book signings due to being locked in a mental institution–I mean, preparing for the bar exam in New York.

  4. Alex Bell Says:

    Kwok Ting Lee – I don’t have any book signings scheduled for London at the moment.

    The only thing I have coming up is the Havant Literary Festival: http://www.havantlitfest.org.uk/ where I’m on a panel talking about YA fiction. There’ll be time to sign books after that. But no London signings, I’m afraid.

    If you’ve got to be locked in a mental institution anywhere, I guess New York is the place to do it 😉 Hope it all went well.

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