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The Faery Tales Author Book Launch Party

The Faery Tales Author Book Launch Party

Children’s author Melanie J Firth, published the first book in her ‘Faery Tales’ fantasy series earlier this year. To celebrate the occasion she held her official Book Launch Party in Barnsley, South Yorkshire at the Horizon Theatre. Over a hundred people showed up for this special event in a building that was transformed to reflect the magical setting of the stories.

Melanie says, “I was keen for the whole evening to be a celebration of writing and the arts in general. I’m a Performing Arts teacher at Horizon College and so I invited many of my Dance, Music and Drama students to perform faery-inspired pieces for the audience. The Young Writer’s Group, who are also based within the school, had their own stand where they displayed the novels they had been working on and they enjoyed having the opportunity to discuss their ideas and inspirations with a wider crowd.”

Guests were in for a treat as they entered the reception area which had been lavishly decorated as a faery wonderland. Live music from pianists and singers set the scene, and beautiful girls dressed as faeries offered pink wine and sparkly cupcakes on silver trays. At set intervals, pixie ballet dancers leapt in and around the visitors, and Melanie was of course at hand to sign copies of her book with personal messages. There was a real buzz of excitement as local press arrived to take photographs and run accompanying articles for various newspapers and magazines.

The evening also featured a sit-down talk and interview with the author in the theatre, where she elaborated on the plot and characters behind her magical series and her reasons for writing it. She gave advice to other budding authors out there and encouraged everyone to pick up a pen and start writing themselves.


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