Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Immortalized Literally!

Crescent Moon and the Lochs have been immortalized forever in print. Thousands of readers of Ellen Elizabeth Hunter’s latest novel Murder at The Bellamy Mansion will read a scene staged at Crescent Moon. Wow. It is so cool to find a different form of promotion, a lasting one at that, and have it benefit a good cause. The good cause is Kids Making It, a non-profit, helping Wilmington’s kids at risk learn woodworking to keep them off the streets and build their self-esteem. At their first annual fundraiser in 2008 we bid on Ellen’s generous donation to write the winner into her next murder mystery in the Cape Fear region and won.

Ellen was a pleasure to meet in person, when she came by to scout out and research how Crescent Moon and yours truly, Joan and Mike would fit into the plot. As it happened, one of the main characters, Melanie Wilkes, decides to shop for a special thank you gift for a client at Crescent Moon and chooses one of their much revered art glass jellyfish by artist Rick Satava.

What will be our next adventure...a movie perhaps?

Murder at Bellamy Mansion was released in July and Ellen’s first book signing is July 16th at Bellamy Mansion at 7pm. Buy a signed copy and 10% goes to Bellamy Mansion.

If you miss that opportunity, don’t fret, Two Sisters Bookery, here at the Cotton Exchange will have more copies. Mention Crescent Moon’s blog and you will receive 10% off the $15 price. Go to