Susanna here, still trying to figure out what time zone I'm in, having only just got back from a two-week-long research-and-business-and-more-research trip to the UK, the second week of which took me to London, where I had the very great pleasure of spending time with old friends and meeting new ones.
Wednesday, November 14 was the date of the annual Winter Party held by the UK's Romantic Novelists' Association (of which I've proudly been a member for the past decade) and just before the party my American publishers, Sourcebooks, very generously hosted a special afternoon tea event where not only was I introduced by fellow Word Wench Nicola and interviewed by Honorary Word Wench Christina Courtenay (who took the photo of the table, above), but the icing on the doughnuts provided afterwards even matched the pink of my jacket!
In lieu of a proper post, here are some photos from both the event and the party:
The Very Posh venue we're all standing in (and drinking wine in!)for the Winter Party is the library of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers at One Birdcage Walk, with windows overlooking St. James's Park and a beautiful open gallery of books above us that you can't see in the photos.
I'm afraid I'm still too jet-lagged to come up with a good discussion question for this post–unless it's how do you deal with jet lag, when you're travelling?
Or, perhaps more pressingly, this question that came up during the tea party, and sparked a bit of lively debate depending upon which area of the country people came from: When you eat a scone, do you put the jam under the clotted cream, or on top of it?