A good murder deserves a good wine. Or at least it did last Sunday at Isenhower Cellars in Woodinville, WA. Thanks to the generosity of owners Denise and Brett (and the help of Sima and Joni in the tasting room itself), I was able to offer a book signing for Ghost Music as part of Isenhower’s latest wine release party.
It was a great event to be a part of. Katie and I festooned a wine barrel with Crime Scene tape to help set the book-signing stage. I always love having a chance to talk to other readers, and I came away with several new books added to my “to-read” list. The only thing I wish we would have also brought along was a sign-up form for those interested in joining my email list. I wish I had a way to stay in contact with all of the readers and supporters we met.
Not only did I quickly sell out of the books that I brought along, I also talked to three different book clubs that are interested in reading Ghost Music. Fingers crossed that we can make this work. I’ve already put together a set of extras for book clubs, including “deleted scenes” bonus material and a list of questions to talk about. I love talking about writing and enjoy having a chance to tell others what I was trying to accomplish with my book. And if a book club just happens to have some wine around during book club time, well, that works great for me too. I’m hoping to travel to meet each book club in person and would very much like that process to become a regular part of my book support—if you have a book club and would be interested in making Ghost Music one of your reading selections, let me know.
The newly released Isenhower wines were, predictably, wonderful. The Dutchman Vineyard Syrah, in fact, already found a home in our wine rack. If you ever get a chance, definitely stop by the Isenhower tasting room in Woodinville or in Walla Walla. As I told Denise, it’s great wine by great people.
Sunday’s combination of Syrah and a Seattle murder mystery was terrific—a special thank you also goes out to Sheryl K for suggesting we hold a book signing at the wine release party. She’s been a huge supporter from the start, and I greatly appreciate her help with getting this put together. So, thank you Denise, Brett, and Sheryl. Hopefully we can do this again sometime.