This week I had my first Calgary launch party at Self Connection Books. The store has a private event room and the facilities to webcast so I was able to connect with my readers in person and through the web. It was so cool to know I was reading to people across the United States and Canada.
Of course, I made too much food but I had to provide a feast! I printed out excerpts from a couple of feasts from the book and displayed them on the tables along with the food.
And who could forget the purple frosted sparkly cupcakes and the shortbread cookies with the fancy purple “C” from the cover? Ok, I get a little crazy when there is a chance to decorate with icing as my friends and family can attest …
The day was really fun and, as always, it is such a treat for me to share bits and pieces from the book. For my reading, I chose the scene where Princess Amethyst is interpreting the Laws of Light in her Volare Solus ceremony.
As I began, Princess Amethyst took the podium and cleared her throat… I smiled to myself and read on.
The reading began on page 180 and included the first five Laws:
‘be a vessel of harmony’
‘live in a state of gratitude’
‘leave the world in a better state’
‘never forget our purpose’
During the Volare Solus, which is a coming of age ceremony, the young adult Crysnix demonstrates his or her maturity by not only reciting all the Laws, but offering a personal interpretation of them.
How would you explain them apply them to your life?
Thanks so much to everyone who joined us in person and through the webcast. I really appreciate your ongoing support.