In celebration of the paperback release of MARILLA OF GREEN GABLES, Bookmarks hosted a sumptuous Afternoon Tea with author Sarah McCoy at the historic Henry F. Shaffner House in downtown Winston-Salem. Each ticket came with a signed copy of the book, maple creams, scones, and other delights prepared by the pâtissier of the Flour Box Tea Room.

The sold-out affair was a truly unique author experience. Upon arrival, guests were asked to you write down questions – along with their names – which were then put it into a large sweet tea jar. McCoy proceeded to pull questions in “Book Club Bingo” fashion and answer them while readers enjoyed tea and goodies served by the Shaffner House waitstaff. Much laughter and many secrets were shared. By the end of the event, all in attendance felt a kindred spirit to McCoy and her muse, Marilla Cuthbert.

Cindy Martin was the grand prize winner of a collectible MARILLA OF GREEN GABLES basket, prepared by the author herself. The event will go down as a favorite for all who attended.