The lovely people from Penguin put on a lovely vintage themed party for the interview of the lovely Maya Van Wagenen by the awesome Jo Elvin (Glamour Editor). Whilst there we were all given goody bags with a copy of the book and the opportunity to have a little chat with Maya and get her to sign her book. The lovely Maya signed a copy for me and personalised it and also signed two more copies for my readers.
The book is receiving rave reviews and Maya is truly inspirational especially for her age. She seems wise beyond her years and a pleasure to listen to when speaking. This young lady is poised and ready for action and I am pretty sure there will be a lot of that on the literary scene as she is well and truly on fire.
On the night we were given the hashtag WWBD – little did I know that when I actually checked on the social networking feeds that was also being used for What Would Beyoncé Do? – Quite frankly as fabulous as Beyoncé is I couldn’t give a rats backside what she would do in her current situation as it is none of my business. So with attention back on the lovely Maya we cracked on!
– Signed Copy of the book Popular by Maya Van Wagenen
– Betty Cornell’s Teen-age Popularity Guide
– June’s Issue of Glamour (With a hilarious editors letter from Jo!)
– Red Bird Makes Vintage Style Brooch
– Sweeties from There’s Only One Amy Law’s
– WWBD Armband
Not a bad lot for a freebie so get those entries in ASAP for your chance to win this great goody bag – there are two up for grabs so go for it guys! And SPREAD THE WORD far and wide – the more entries the better!
So the giveaway is running from Thursday 22nd May at 07:00am until Thursday 29th May – sadly this competition is only open to UK residents as postage is too expensive to the USA. Click on the link below to go to the page for entries 😀
My, my that is a lot of P’s! Myself and Catherine headed to Penguin Headquarters in Central London for a wonderful Vintage themed Book Party. There was an interview with the author that was held by Jo Elvin the editor of Glamour Magazine. I managed to get a couple of pictures (not many – sorry!) and as myself and Catherine walked over the river on the way home there are so pictures of that too.
The mini burgers not only looked awesome they were absolutely delicious! There was a pop up hair and make up stand – with my hair in corn rows I was unable to get my hair done and as I wasn’t feeling particularly adventurous I didn’t partake in a makeover either. However some of the guests that did really did look stunning. There were some stalls selling some fabulous vintage items such as clothes and accessories. One in particular is Red Bird Makes which had some delightful brooches and other vintage like jewellery on sale. After looking through her Etsy I really could damage my bank balance. Check it out as it is truly AWESOME!
Maya and Jo had an intense conversation over the course of about 30 – 40 minutes and I even managed to ask a question. This young girl is a true inspiration – at 15 years old with her first book published and many other projects ready and waiting she is something of an icon for those her age. As I am currently reading another book this one has been added to the top of the pile.
Maya was lovely enough to sign two extra copies of her book for me to giveaway right here on the blog so keep your eyes peeled for the giveaway – it will not only be for the book but the goody bags that came with it – check out the contents below.
The day was finally over and we headed back home via this wonderful view.
With a massive THANK YOU to Penguin and a cheery HELLO to the lovely ladies I met whilst there – I had a fantastic time and look forward to future events.