Sunday, March 8, 2009

Publication Party for Counting the Cost

We had the publication party last Friday night for my newest book, Counting the Cost, published by Inglestone Publishing. You can read reviews on

Set in Depression-era New Mexico, Counting the Cost is about a working cowboy and the socialite from back east who comes west and pulls his inner moral compass a few degrees off kilter. It’s a story of two people dealing with choices and consequences during hard times in a hard land, and only when tragedy strikes do they realize the price of redemption.

The publication party was held at the Rockin’ R Ranch, an old-timey, western-themed dinner theatre complex in Mesa, AZ. It was perfect for launching a book about a cowboy.

Members of my writing group, American Night Writers Association came out to lend their support, but there were also lots friends of my publisher, Cecily Markland, since she’s located here Phoenix. I had some old friends show up, too, which really made my day.

We had live music performed by Debbie Coon and friends.

At left is Debbie Coon, singer, and Cecily Markland, my publisher.

Refreshments were catered by the authors of the Fat Sisters Cookbook. They're old friends from waaaaaay back.

Thanks for all who made it happen. I’m going to blog next week about the Fat Sisters and introduce you to how they happened to write their cookbook, and I’ll tell you about Debbie Coon and her music, too.


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Monique said...

You looked awesome Liz! So glad it went well. Wish I was there and wish it even more now that I've seen the pictures.

Valerie Ipson said...

It was a great event. I'm so glad I went! It was the first time my husband met some ANWA sisters and he was very impressed with their friendliness and positive attitudes. And despite his awkward comments, Liz, when we were getting our copy of the book signed, he started reading it that night and is really enjoying it. He hasn't taken time to read much fiction since becoming a bishop 5 years ago, so this is a treat for him. Now I'm just waiting for my turn to read it!

elleskiles said...

Looks like you had a very fun time. The venue parallels nicely with the book. I have been reading late into the night and should be done soon. There are some great lines, poetic lines. The poet in me really grabs a hold of those and re-reads them. Love the story.

CTW said...

Congratulations! It looks like you know how to do a party right as well as a book.