Thursday, 25 March 2010

Headline Party! FtCB On Tour!

Yesterday I attended the Headline Online Party at Headline HQ up in London. It was a fabulous day out! I met the wonderful Ms. Bell at Waterloo, and we headed over to Headline together (and successfully made it, despite the slight handicap of Alex's sense of direction! Ha!) There we met up with a number of other fellow bloggers, such as Carolyn (from Book Chick City) and Jenny (from Wondrous Reads) and chatted merrily about books, blogging and SCAMS for an hour *grin*

Here are two of our adorable hostesses:

And here is the unbelievable food they laid on for us! (photo courtesy of Liz from My Favourite Books!)

As well as Alex, the following authors were kind enough to come along and have a natter: Carole Matthews, Paul Magrs, Sean Cregan, Dan Wells and Jonathan L Howard.

Here is a picture of me all star-struck (with Carolyn and Dot) alongside Carole Matthews!

The Headline girls were foolish enough to offer me the opportunity to fill a bag with swag, which I promptly did! Here is the haul I brought home (you can direct comments my way like "You lucky cow!" - I can accept it as true!)

I got some lovely signatures, including from Jonathan L Howard (in my dog-eared copy of Johannes Cabal the Necromancer - seriously, read his book!)

I stayed far too late in the pub, almost missed my train home because I got the desperate munchies after drinking far too much, and CANNOT wait until the next one! Here is me trying to see straight with Alex and her editor, Hannah (who both look far more glamorous and far less drunk than I do!):

Finally, to celebrate what a lovely day I had, I am going to do my very first blog giveaway! I have one copy each of Dan Wells' Mr Monster and Paul Magrs' Hell's Belles to give away - to win, please drop me a comment stating which one you would prefer and giving me your email address. I'll let it run until next Wednesday where I will pick the two lucky winners (this giveaway is worldwide).

Good luck and have yourselves a great Thursday!


  1. Ooh, looks like a fab day/evening. I'd love a copy of Hells Belles, it's probably the closest I'll ever get to Whitby.

  2. i'd love a copy of mr monster

  3. Looks like you had fun :-)

    Would love to win Mr Monster.

  4. Yay! It was an amazing day!! :D (Obviously don't enter me!)

  5. What! I was in Waterloo then! I mean, I practically LIVE in Waterloo! And apparently fangirling was happening without me?! How can this be? Especially since I wrote that almost sickeningly fangirly review of Jasmyn! ^_^

    Do you know what I really want? Of Bees and Mist. Please give that away!*

    * Will settle for Mr Monster.**

    ** Still really want Of Bees and Mist.

  6. er, and email (sorry, got carried away coveting Of Bees and Mist): kalqamari (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. Looks like you had a whale of a time, Amanda - wish I could have been there. But thanks to someone's supreme loveliness, it looks like I'm getting a goody bag anyway. Yay!

    No entering me in the giveaway, thanks. Too many books to read as is. Lovely problem to have, really. :)

  8. I am so jealous, especially on that book signed by Jonathan L. Howard ;)
    It looks like a great time, I am glad you enjoy it. I hope you'll have more such lovely meetings :)

  9. Look at you mingling with the stars!!!!! Sound like a great night, and yes you do look slightly drunk ;o)

    I'd love a copy of Hell's Belles please.

    bexxxb [at] googlemail dot com

    Boof x

  10. It was so great to meet you Amanda! Love your report & pics. Hope to see you again soon for more scam chat ;)

    jen x

  11. Wish I could have been there as a fellow blogger. Would love Mr Monster if I could please!

  12. I would love to win Hell's Belles.