Sunday, January 24, 2010

An Evening with Randy Susan Meyers

An excellent time was had by all who gathered this past Thursday at Bella Luna restaurant in Jamaica Plain to see Randy Susan Meyers read from and sign her brand-spanking new hardcover The Murderer’s Daughters.

The back room of Bella Luna (the Milky Way) was packed with well wishers, friends, family, and fellow writers. Jenna Blum was on hand to introduce Randy to the crowd. Randy read a riveting section of her book, which is about two girls, Lulu and Merry, who witness the murder of their mother at the hands of their father.

After the reading, Randy signed copies of her book available for sale on-site courtesy of Newtonville Books. Not only that, all proceeds of the evening's book sales were donated to The Home for Little Wanderers' Harrington House.

A collection of some of the foreign covers for The Murderer's Daughters:

Proud book owner:

Many writers were spotted throughout the night, including Chris Abouzeid, Christiane Alsop, Nichole Bernier, Cecile Corona, Kathy Crowley, Ginny DeLuca, Stephanie Ebbert, Chuck Garabedian, Andrew Goldstein, Iris Gomez, Leslie Greffenius, Eric Grunwald, Javed Jahangir, EB Moore, Henriette Lazaridis Power, and Becky Tuch.

Here I am, chatting up a few lovely ladies of lit, including Stephanie Ebbert, Agent Stéphanie Abou, Jenna Blum, and Henriette Lazaridis Power:

It was a successful evening, and a great kick-off for Randy and The Murderer's Daughters.

Special thanks to Liz for being my personal photographer for the evening.


Sally Wallace Lynch said...

Thanks so much for the recap. I was so sorry to have missed it, but feel a bit closer to the excitement by reading your blog. Way to go, Randy!!

Liz's Mom said...

It is very exciting to read about a member of your writers group getting a book published. The party you describe, (and Liz photographed,) here in this post, was a lovely celebration.

Robin said...

Dell -- this is a wonderful turnout! Does the book have any Cape connections? The Times Book editor, Melanie Lauwers, accepts preview copies for her reviews.

Dell Smith said...

It was a great turnout. A wonderful time was had by all.

Cynthia Sherrick said...

Thanks for sharing the evening with those of us who couldn't make it.

Congrats to Randy Susan Meyers!!