Tuesday 1 November 2011

Party Time!

Hey folks, as tonight is the official launch party for my book I just wanted to take this opportunity to say a big thank you for all the great feedback so far.

I've been utterly overwhelmed by the positive reaction I've had to Let Me Tell You About Beer and never, in my wildest dreams, did I think it would be so enjoyed by so many of you.

There are myriad people I couldn't have done this without - many of whom are thanked in the back of the book and many of whom I just couldn't fit in - but what always strikes me the most is how amazingly warm and friendly the brewing industry is.

I've always been given a great reception from beery people the world over, whether it's enquiring about their beers, offering feedback, writing about them or, even, going and brewing them.

And, whilst some may have recently been quoted saying the UK brewing industry isn't friendly, I would just like to state for the record that I have never, ever found that to be the case... perhaps those people should look at themselves, and their own conduct, before pointing the finger at others.

Anyway, I'll rant about that another time, because what I really wanted to use this post for was this...

To everyone, both personally and professionally, who has shown me love, respect and support over the last 13 years (since I joined the Licensee & Morning Advertiser as a cub reporter), I thank you from the bottom of my heart for enabling me to have the greatest job in the world.

Also, to all you lovely people who read my work, comment on it, show support or give me honest criticism, you are the heartbeat of what I do - if you didn't care there'd be no point.

Cheers all!

Melissa x

p.s. if you're at the launch party tonight and I have a little weepy moment, please don't take pictures, just laugh and hand me a beer, I'll get it together eventually! : )


lipsticklori said...

Congratulations! So much work must have gone into that book. It must be fantastic to see it all finished and on sale. Slowly but surely, we will make them all realise that beer is superior to wine :-)

Chris Lewis said...

Hey Melissa, just flicking through your book....wow! The Wells & Young's crowd approve :) hope you have lots of success with it, Chris & the team x

Buster said...

Sorry not to have made it, heard great reports this afternoon - no one seemed to be around this morning! Looking forward to a good read v soon. Have fun and many congratulations

Aubrey Welch said...

Mel that sounds like it was a great event...wish I could have been there!

The book is great and sits on the bedside unit...I do hope that a second book will appear in the future.

Keep your tweets and blogs coming :)

Again congratulations!!