Sunday, 3 July 2011
Cupcakes and champagne
Here's some pictures of the the reading that went on last night at Sh! in London (It's pronounced Shush, I found out). Sh! is a very friendly, very pink women's erotica emporium. Normally they hand out cups of tea to shoppers, but they did us proud with champagne and cupcakes. And the first thing the storeboss said to me when I walked in was "Oh - I thought you looked like a writer."
It must have been the hippy beads and the look of terror.
Here's Rachel Kramer Bussel, who organised it all for us, as writers in her anthologies. I don't think she was terrified. We read from Smooth and Surrender and Orgasmic and Gotta Have It and Best Bondage Erotica 2011.
And our basement reading room was packed out!
I had a great time, though I did klutzily spill champagne. I met a load of wonderful writers and we did some shopping for toys too :-) Sadly the picture of me reading came out blurry.
The guilty parties:
From left to right, Justine Elyot, me, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Kay Jaybee, KD Grace and Jacqueline Applebee - Carmel Lockyer was there too but missed the photocall because she had to catch the last train home to her vegetable allotment. (There was a curiously high incidence of gardening enthusiasts in the group, it turned out. Hm.)
Then I had to run because our parking ticket was running out and the traffic wardens in London are just plain evil...