AsyouknowBob, I’ll be sending Carousel Tides off in fine form from the town of its birth, Old Orchard Beach, Maine, on Saturday, October 30, from 7 – 9 p.m.
Jeanne Peterson Kamfonik, captain-owner of Beggars Ride Studio and Gallery, at 39 Old Orchard Street, will be hosting the book launch. There will be readings, raffles, good stuff to eat, beautiful things to look at, and convivial company. Really, this is going to be splendid! Y’all should definitely plan on coming by.
But, wait, there’s more!
I’m just got off the phone with Becky, the manager at the Seaview Inn, 65 East Grand — for those who aren’t familiar with Old Orchard Beach, yes, that is on the beach — and she’s so excited, she’s offering 20 percent off rack for any room at the Seaview to book launch goers who mention the Secret Word “carousel” when making their reservation. If you want to come in a day early or stay a couple days late to, yanno, enjoy the ocean or peep some leaves, the discount will apply for the length of your stay. This discount offer is good for phone reservations and reservations made off the Seaview website, but you must remember to include the Secret Word.
Steve and I stayed at the Seaview last year, and had a wonderful time.
I’m so pleased with how well this is coming together, and how delightfully helpful people in Old Orchard, and elsewhere, are.
For those who are still not sure they want to come All The Way to Maine to be part of this Happening, I’ll throw out one more incentive:
The last time I threw a party was when Steve and I moved into the present iteration of the Cat Farm and Confusion Factory, 18 years ago. Who knows when I’ll throw another one?
Seriously, you don’t want to miss this.
Here ends Carousel Tides Book Launch Progress Report One.