Monday, May 30, 2005

100th Book Party

Every once in a while, you’ve got to cut loose. And I did this weekend.

I gave myself a great black tie party Saturday–to celebrate the publication of CRIMSON MOON. I’ve never indulged myself this way before, but I figured I’d never have another hundredth book, so I pulled out the stops and celebrated. I treated 100 of my friends and relatives to dinner and dancing at Historic Oakland, a beautiful manor house near my home in Columbia. The buffet dinner was fantastic–and catered by Baltimore's Brass Elephant restaurant. My friend, Mary Kilchenstein, helped me come up with a list of great dance numbers. Like That Old Time Rock and Roll and Great Balls of Fire. And I started the dancing with The Wind Beneath My Wings–with my husband, Norman.

My son-in-law Steve Webber is a really wonderful singer. And he agreed to sing and play the guitar for my friends. He and Mary sang City of New Orleans. And he did a bunch of other numbers by himself. I asked for The Green, Green Grass of Home and The Boxer, and he did those for me.

Well, now I’d better get back to work, since I’ve got a book due July 15.


Darla said...

What a great idea, Ruth! 100 books is such a phenomenal achievement, it deserves a big celebration. I hope you took plenty of pix. :)

Michele said...

Wow, that sounds wonderful!! 100 books is a great accomplishment, I salute you with a verbal glass of tastey bubbly!!!! I agree with darla, maybe you could post a couple of pix to share with us??? Looking forward to 100 more and that includes the new paranormal members of your emerging literary family. Congrats!

Jill Monroe said...

Congratulations, Rebecca! What an accomplishment!


Anonymous said...

I love your " Moon " series and hope you find many more things for the Marshalls to do. Maybe doing somemore work with that detective in your first book. They all seem to have someone they could work or have and adventure with.
My husband and I look forward to each new book.