What if a celebrity chef-tycoon mysteriously disappeared while on vacation at a Caribbean resort? That’s the question that gets things cooking in Resorting to Murder, which we’re launching next Tuesday, June 6. People have been asking about plans for a party but we hadn’t really considered it. It’s challenging—you’re there and I’m here. And is there enough time? I’m hoping to finish two more novels this year, maybe three, and I’m writing and practicing as much as I can.
But it would be fun to do something to celebrate. The whole world lives a lot of life online these days—could it be a virtual party? Have it on Twitter or Instagram in real time with electronic drinks, photos of appies and canapés, and some music? Would probably have to check out the ASCAP and SOCAN rules on this—so, maybe no music, maybe just reading from the book.
Where would I find some really nice, royalty-free photos of jerk chicken, shrimp roti and callaloo? What exactly would an “electronic drink” be?
Maybe there’s another way to celebrate the first day of publishing a new book? Read an old favorite?
What would you do?
The launch party idea isn’t on next week’s menu yet but if it does happen, you’re all invited!