Monday, 13 December 2010

A successful Author's Day and Book Fair at the Quay Hotel Deganwy

Saturday December 11th 2010 and we are setting off early for a quiet drive to Deganwy, the venue for what proved to be a very successful and enjoyable Author's Day and Book Fair. Organised by author Jean Mead The event was sponsored by the 5Star Quay Hotel and Spa, Deganwy which overlooks the Marina on one side and Conwy Estuary on the other. A perfect setting as the event was held upstairs in the beautiful conference room which afforded a panoramic view of the estuary and Conwy Castle.
The Colwyn Bay Male Voice Choir entertained us at lunchtime while the excellent, friendly and attentive staff scurried round keeping us supplied with refreshments.
There was a good mix of authors covering different genres supplemented by publishers, which provided a nice friendly atmosphere where we all mixed and chatted. (And picked each other's brains - or should I say bounced off ideas?) In any case it was a good networking opportunity. In the evening many of us met in the bar before enjoying dinner in a private room.
After one an excellent breakfast (where the fruit juices are served from those bottles with the flip stopper and a clip wire which I haven't seen since I was a child and what a nice feature) we headed back home with plans to stop off at Petrolheads Cafe Bar on the A548 at Bagillt. We were so full after that breakfast that we abandoned ideas of a Sunday Roast and settled for a Pork Bap with apple sauce and stuffing.
All in all a perfect weekend. Photos on the  Discover-Rosalie website with a video following as soon as I can 'cook' it.