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Donna Fletcher Crow (US) is the author of forty-some books, mostly novels dealing with the history of British Christianity. She is the author of The Monastery Murders series; The Lord Danvers Victorian True-Crime series; The Elizabeth & Richard literary mysteries, GLASTONBURY,A Novel of the Holy Grail and more. www.donnafletchercrow.com

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My "This is Your Life" Signing

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ December 4, 2010

It was great at Rediscovered Books last night.  The additional snow held off long enough that the roads were reasonably clear and there was standing room only for my Boise launch party for A VERY PRIVATE GRAVE.

I read an excerpt from the book— enough to take them up to the blood-spattered body, of course, then spoke about how this story, that I had wanted to tell for so long, came to be after I first met St. Cuthbert in 1986 on a trip to Durham.  It took 4 contracts, 2 completed manuscripts and my daughter going off to study in a monastery for me to get it right, but for me the wait has been worth it.  I then answered questions and showed my trailer.  Well, that's the literal truth— I showed my trailer, for everyone to see, but for some strange reason, the sound didn't make it through the projector, so no one could hear the voicing or music.  Everyone was very kind about looking at the pictures anyway. (Trailer with full sound is on the homepage of my website.)

          

       

 

 

But, as with any party, it's the people that make the event and the great fun for me was greeting friends old and new from every aspect of my life:  from churches, writers' groups, book clubs, neighbors. . .  Even one one of my daughter's bridesmaids came with her boyfriend.

        

  

 

 

And then to complete the evening's celebration special friends took us out to eat.  Good food and good friends— A perfect ending.

 

Donna Fletcher Crow (US) is the author of forty-some books, mostly novels dealing with the history of British Christianity. She is the author of The Monastery Murders series; The Lord Danvers Victorian True-Crime series; The Elizabeth & Richard literary mysteries, GLASTONBURY,A Novel of the Holy Grail and more. www.donnafletchercrow.com

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Thank you, Laura and Megan at Rediscovered Books, and to all my lovely friends who attended and those who couldn't be there, but sent good wishes.
-Donna, December 4, 2010

A signing must be an assignation, right? Or, "This Is My Wife" signing? I was very proud of you, Donna!
-Hubby, December 4, 2010

Looks like a good time was had by all! Congrats!
-Evangeline, December 4, 2010

Oh, how I wish I could've been there, Donna! Maybe if I make it to Boise--if I ever have a book out--we can do a joint conversation about mysteries or something? I would also love "just" to be an audience member--and would certainly lasso every friend/fellow mystery lover I know if you ever come close to NJ...

I bet you put on a great show, sound glitches or no. And your suit is smashing--perfect for the holidays :)
-jennymilch, December 4, 2010

Stan, Thank you for being my official photographer. It was lovely to have you there.
Evangeline, As a Canadian you understand our snowy roads concerns, eh?
Jenny, What a *wonderful* idea! WHEN you are published I would love to do an event with you--your place or mine or both!
-Donna, December 4, 2010

Congrats! I'd love to have been there. Wish I wasn't so many miles away!
-Brenda, December 5, 2010

It sounds like a brilliant evening and as if you had a really good time. You're lucky to have such a friendly bookshop, but you desrve it all!
-Dolores, December 7, 2010

Yes, Dolores, I'm grateful for any bookstore that will host a signing, but I'll have to say that most often the independents are the ones who will go all out.

Thank you for coming by.
-Donna, December 7, 2010

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