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With a Little Help from the Band: Launch Party recap

The band!  The band!

This was the photo and blurb that ran in PW Daily today, and it does a great  job of summing up the event at Book Revue on January 22nd.  Despite both the snow and the Giants playoffs, a standing-room-only crowd of intrepid readers joined us, for tea service with English scones, a roving band of klezmer musicians, and insider tales of the writing life.  People came as far away as Florida (hi Audrey!) and NYC (hi Alexandra!) but many others traveled from all over the Island.

Thank you to everyone who braved the slushy weather and the ire of Giants fans to join us! I had an amazing, amazing time, and you all were the best part.  Special thanks to the 13th Floor Klezmer band and to the fab Ken Wishnia, my co-host.

To celebrate, I’m having a little virtual Launch Party right here, right now. Introduce yourself in the comments below, or shoot me an email offline — michele at michelelang put a dot here and then com, and I will put your name in the hat.  One lucky winner will get a signed copy of DARK VICTORY; another will get a signed copy of THE FIFTH SERVANT by Kenneth Wishnia.  And I’ll include additional goodies from the party, including packets of Harney & Sons tea from the tea service — tea as intoxicating as any served up in the Cafe Istanbul in Budapest :-)

So say hello! And check out the additional pictures from the event below.  I’ll pick the winners on February 1st — and everybody on the planet is eligible to play.  Thanks again to everyone for your good wishes -they mean more to me than I can ever express.

I wish I’d gotten a shot from the front of the house — there were many intrepid fans. Here’s a shot from the back
More Intrepid Fans :-)
me with Aaron Crocco, podcaster (The Geekcast) and author
me and the amazing Alexandra Honigsberg, musician, impresario, and visionary
me and the marvelous Beth of Flying off the Shelves
So many friends from LIRW came out to the party, but I didn’t get enough shots with you all! This is a picture with Marilyn Levinson, a fellow member of LIRW and also of Sisters in Crime. She brought a friend, also from Sisters in Crime


  1. Méabh Fitzpatrick says:

    Hello! Thank you for giving me this opportunity to win two good books.

    Congratulations on a successful book launch!

  2. Alexandra says:

    You are too kind. :-> I don’t think I’ve ever been called an impresario or visionary…I’ll have to ponder that…hmmm…

    It was a great party. So glad I could make it and hear both of you read and learn more about the books and both your processes.

    More fun’s afoot! :->

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