And from there to the #1 slot on the Calgary Herald Bestseller List for Fiction!
Same as MADDIE HATTER AND THE DEADLY DIAMOND did 18 months ago!
Friends and family in the packed store ate, drank, and made merry to the lively tunes of Calgary folk duo Hazel Gray. Their song, PAPER-THIN KINGDOMS, is a book-lover's classic!.
We raised $100 for charity, to be split between CALGARY READS and GIRLS NOT BRIDES.
Some characters from the book showed up:
|Countess Olga, wearing the Dragon Draper Necklace which is our prize for the entire summer's charity fundraising.|
|Emmy Gat Ain't No Flat!|
|Cat Cheshire - Look at that GRIN!|
|Muffet, the littlest Urchin, and one smart cookie!|
|Tyche Books represented by Editor-in-Chief Margaret Curelas and substantive editor Adria Laycraft.|
Some lucky folks took home a Steampunk Statue of Liberty Chocolate Bar.
The Urchins were never far from the food!
|The March Pair (Rabbit and Hare) with Muffet and the snacks|
|These kids go nowhere without their crazy scooter.|
In the white and black, the first World Parasol Dueling Champion, mentally preparing to face down Countess Olga, the World Street Dueling Champ!
|Amanda and her daughter drove 5 hours to be there on the night.|
With great support from Steampunks of SASS and Madame Saffron Hemlock's Parasol Dueling League, and the warmest of welcomes from Owls Nest's Mike Hare, Judith Duthie and Sarah Johnson, MADDIE HATTER AND THE GILDED GAUGE got off to a great start! Thanks, all of you!
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