Carol's Blog about Congo Coffee Shop

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On Friday I did an author signing in a coffee shop, but not just an ordinary coffee shop. Read on to find out more about it.

Carol's Blog about Congo Coffee Shop

I have widened my social circle considerably since I joined Facebook. Just over a year ago, I was at a craft fair in Folkestone when a lady called Karen came over to introduce herself. We then linked up on Facebook, and since then have followed each other's posts.

Recently she invited me to do a book signing at CONGO COFFEE SHOP. My latest book, entitled THE POWER OF LOVE, had just been published, so it was a great opportunity to promote it. Usually I do signings in libraries, or at Craft Fair events, but the idea of a coffee shop and meeting place really appealed to me.

We arrived

Congo Coffee is up a narrow little street, full of quaintness and character, amongst other shops, an interesting street to have a wander, and take in different shops and experiences.

As soon as we entered the shop, I was struck by the warmth and friendliness of the proprietor, Marianne. Although only a small shop, nothing is too much trouble, it is like stepping into your own front room, as it contains tables and chairs as well as arm chairs. When you go to the counter to order, laid out in the very front are delicious home made sausage rolls and pastries, making your mouth water.

As if that wasn't enough, she makes the most delicious home made cakes. And to celebrate the launch of my new book, Marianne had made a beautiful moist pink cake with white icing, inscribed on the top was THE POWER OF LOVE, and my name, Carol M Creasey. Of course we couldn't resist sampling it, and I can thoroughly recommend Marianne's cake making skills.

Selling my books

I was given a table in the window to display my books, and I sat there watching the people going past. It was the night of the Christmas Lights switch on, so it was busy, and then it was rounded off with a firework display down at the harbour.

People came in to chat to me and buy my books, and one customer explained to me how she teaches children with autism. Another German lady said she had moved to Folkestone, and would never want to return to Germany now.

The evening was a lot of fun, and for me, was over too quickly. I would like to say a big thank you to Karen for inviting me to sell my books at CONGO, and to Marianne and her helpers for feeding us and making us feel so welcome. We also had soup, so if you are in Folkestone on a cold winter's evening, you know where to go for a warm welcome, and great food.
My thanks to Karen for the images, and Youtube for the video

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I am a proud mother and grandmother, and an author. I have had 6 books published. My hobbies are walking, swimming, and playing badminton.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
24th Nov 2016 (#)

Hello dear Carol ...

As always it is a joy to read about the good things that are happening in your life and the launch of your latest book .
I truly pray that you will have a very blessed Christmas and the New Year will hold some wonderful surprises and many blessings for you in every way .
God bless you
Stella ><

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author avatar Carol
25th Nov 2016 (#)

Thank you dear Stella, do hope everything is going well with you. xx

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
26th Nov 2016 (#)

Yes, all is well thank you Carol.
More blessings coming your way
Stella ><

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author avatar LOVERME
29th Nov 2016 (#)

Thank you ma'am they don't give stars for poetry's worth...
but for pictures, italics,dark references etc....
so I am happy they still publish me
and about 800 to 1000 plus views i get daily thanks to great persons like thee

you have not read my poetry THE CELEBRITY SHE
Perhaps you missed it kindly see.....
nice to know you will always support loverme

you will love it and share with all you know you desreve the praise

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author avatar Carol
1st Dec 2016 (#)

Thank you Loverme, I shall go and read your other poem right now.

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author avatar LOVERME
29th Nov 2016 (#)

typo as usual


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author avatar brendamarie
1st Dec 2016 (#)

Best of luck with the new book.

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author avatar Carol
1st Dec 2016 (#)

Many thanks brendamarie

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author avatar LOVERME
23rd Jul 2017 (#)

I have been looking forward to some publisher to publish my poems ...
so many have been loved by so many
but no publisher does care for me ..
sad is the world today publishers only want money and
..when poets are gone with the wind
..then only PUBLISHERS make all the dough
..great guys they all are though
.. is there any one Ma'am you know
..poetry PUB only for Loverme.

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