Book Launch 25th October 2014

Thank you to everyone who came along to the Book Launch on Saturday 25th October – it was a great night and I’m so grateful to everyone who supported me.  Still getting used to being asked to sign my book – but lots of books sold, which was fantastic!   The evening was very informal, some of the visitors stayed a short while, whilst others took advantage of the wonderful food that Ali and his team provide at the Med Grill – if you haven’t been there before, please do, it’s on the V4 near to Furzton in Milton Keynes.

What I loved the most was the sound of chatting and laughing – with the slide show playing photographs of Turkey, the sound of Turkish music and the smell of Turkish cuisine, the atmosphere really did make me think I was in Marmaris.  And, each one of the photos playing in the background inspired the story and appears in some way throughout the book.

So, here’s some photos of the night – the book is available as paperback either through me directly, or via Amazon, and the e-book is still selling really well throughout the different platforms – go to for more info.

Thanks everyone, and here’s to the next one!



Book Launch Book Launch 2 Mini-Me getting ready A full house Team 'Canvin/Mayhew' Friends1 Getting ready School friends! Heather and I Guests arriving The Mayhews are ready... Drinking apple tea

6 hours until the Book Launch event…

Well, it’s here.  The day of the book launch has arrived and there’s lots of activity going on in the house.  We’re surrounded by boxes of books, Turkish ornaments and apple tea, lists and jobs to do.. and, somewhere between now and 7 o’clock, I guess I should grab a shower and possibly put on a frock, or else I’ll scare people away dressed like I am at the moment.

Box of books

It’s been a busy week – yesterday, we went around the local libraries delivering their complimentary copies and I met some lovely people.  It’s amazing how much support there is for writers, new and old, across Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire.  For example, many of the libraries have Writer’s Groups, and I’ve been invited to attend the sessions and talk about writing, and the book which I’m very much looking forward to.


In Wolverton library, I met a very nice customer who asked if I can write a Detective novel next, as that’s his favourite.  It’s agreed that he will be the main character in it… The best bit about yesterday was my ‘Chauffeur’s Behaviour’… AKA Roger, the husband… who decided to shout of the window at me each time I walked to and from the libraries, ‘Good luck Penny Canvin the new author’, much to the confusion of passers-by!


So, off we go tonight, to see old friends, meet new ones, eat, drink and be merry whilst officially launching my book into the world.  And tomorrow?  Well, other than recover from the last few manic weeks, I really do need to start properly writing that second novel….


Looking forward to seeing all that are coming this evening!




Paperback Book Launch 25th October 2014!

The Autumn weather is here, and the summer seems a distant memory… so why not get into a summery mood by coming along to a Turkish themed book launch!  Yes, the date is set – 25th October 2014 and will be held at the Grill Med, Milton Keynes from 7pm.  Join us for a complimentary apple tea and borek, and take the opportunity to purchase the paperback for £5.99.  And, why not make the most of the beautiful food on offer and stay for the Buffet offered by Ali and his family for £12.99 per person.  If you haven’t been to the restaurant before, give it a try.  It’s one of our favourites.

Click here to find the Grill Med’s address and Google Map.

See you on the 25th Oct!  yay!

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