- Produce Lily Berry’s Pink Rose Tea, a blend of organic roses and berries in a green tea, available on my website.
- Hold book talk/signing events at tea rooms. Work with tea venues to offer “Literary Teas” by providing a book talk after the last course is served. I’ll bring the tea! A great place for book clubs to converge.
- Book Clubs can try this at home. Book clubs can host a Literary Tea in their own homes. My website provides ideas, suggestions, and recipes to get organized.
My website: www.cindysjones.com
How do I know so much about tea parties? My mother developed Afternoon Tea at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Dallas to raise money for the Cathedral Restoration Fund. The annual tea involved an army of volunteers and sold out every year: 400 guests at each seating. Working with my mother all those years, I got the hang of tea production on a grand scale, details of which made their way into my novel. The recipe for St. Mary’s Guild’s Dried-Cherry Scones is included on my website.
With all my tea experience, I’ve never helped blend the actual tea. Working with Julia Matson of Bingley’s Tea Ltd was a joyful collaboration. Lily Berry’s Pink Rose Tea is an original blend of organic green tea, organic rose petals, narcissus, and whole dried fruits–including strawberries and rhubarb–a combination chosen to illustrate Lily’s fresh, romantic, and often surprising personality. The tea comes in a pretty white pouch with a window on the back so you can see the beautiful tea.
Turns out, Twitter was a walk in the park as far as book promotion learning curves go. For the past two months I have been homeschooling myself in paypal buttons, tea tasting, shipping costs, and commercial label design. Don’t get me started on file conversion.
Launch is 26 days away. Have you pre-ordered your copy? You can place an order with your favorite online bookseller from my website: www.cindysjones.com
If you are in Dallas on Tuesday, March 29, please join me at Border’s Books on Lover’s Lane at 7pm for a launch event. The party is free and open to the public and I’ll bring the tea!