Tracey and I were excited to be invited to the Magic in the Court event on Monday 10th September, held in honour of Deborah Harkness and the release of her second book – Shadow of Night. Also along were a few other magical authors – Benedict Jacka *squee*, Ben Aaronovitch, Suzanne McLeod and James Treadwell.
The party was held at a location that had a magic all of it’s own – Goldsboro Books. I’d never been there before but it’s amazing! If you are looking for a signed first edition of your favourite author, check them out first! I couldn’t stop looking
There was a real mix of people attending, fellow bloggers, reporters, publicists and of course the authors! I didn’t get a chance to talk to everyone but it was great to see a few familiar faces and to meet people I had only talked to through twitter.
What is an event write-up without some pics?!
I managed not to fangirl too much but it was a great pleasure meeting Deborah Harkness. She is a very gracious lady and is fascinating to listen to. I was lucky enough to see her again on Wednesday night when she did a talk and book signing at the Waterstones here in Nottingham. She spoke about her professional work and how she came to write the first book in the series; A Discovery of Witches. Both books are a wonderful read and I highly recommend them if you are even a little bit interested in history, magic or the Elizabethan era.
Huge thanks to Caitlin Raynor from Headline for inviting us and to Deborah herself who wasn’t fazed by my babbling in the least 😉