Megan Mayhew Bergman has been tearing up the east coast with her “Almost Famous Women” book tour and receiving tip-of-the-top reviews from local shops and papers to National Public Radio, and everything in between since publishing day on January 6.
Last week, we celebrated “Almost Famous Women” & Megan at one of our favorite local, indie bookstores, “Battenkill Books” in Cambridge, NY. It is about a 15 minute drive from our front stoop, the evening was seasonably frigid, and the drive was exciting and slighty treacherous. The shop was warm, friendly, and packed with a captive audience who became enraptured while Megan read aloud from her collection of historical fiction, choosing parts of Allegra Byron’s biography and an excerpt from the “Pretty Grown-Together Children”, Daisy & Violet Hilton’s story.
Following her readings, our smart, celebrated author answered questions and signed plenty of the beautiful hard cover copies of the 3-day old “Almost Famous Women” & her previously published “Birds of a Lesser Paradise” (Scribner, 2012.) Attendees were welcome to partake of the table of treats and chat.
Our farm was so happy to be represented with platters of “Almost Famous Women” Biscotti to share and (I) even got a very generous word from Megan during her Q & A. It’s been an exciting ride to watch “Almost Famous Women” get the green light from Scribner, the fun of cover art being selected, witnessing Megan & her family’s journey over the past year of work and play and perseverance to get to this point of book tour and publishing.
If you’ve been following along and participated in the raffle promotional for “Almost Famous Women”/Almost Famous Farm Women, the winner was selected that cold January 9th in Megan’s car, entries previously written on paper slips and then drawn from the jumble in the dark out of a winter stocking cap, just before heading into the shop.
The winner of a free copy of “Almost Famous Women”, an author visit from Megan Mayhew Bergman, and a dozen of Wing & A Prayer Farm’s “Almost Famous Biscotti” is Pamela Atwater.