The Gemsigns local launch last night was a great success! Many thanks to the team at Bookophilia for the invitation, promotion and logistics; to The Wine Shop for the libations; to my wonderful brother Storm who did loads of organising and also got the word out to his extensive list, and my equally wonderful dad who provided equipment and setup; and of course to everyone who came. I saw lots of old friends, and met even more new ones. I read the prologue and first chapter, to an audience that told me to keep going when I suggested a wine break; discussed the themes and inspiration of the book; and answered some very smart questions. A wonderful audience, I hope to see them again for Binary, and am pleased to report that they very nearly bought all the books available on the night. I’m delighted for Bookophilia, who had a waiting list and so probably will be sold out over the next day or so. I’ll post pictures here when I can; a few are already up on the Facebook page.
In the meantime, here are links to some of the other cool stuff that’s happened this week. My spot on Wednesday morning television is here:
The launch and a description of the novel were also featured in Wednesday’s Daily Gleaner:
… and Tanya Batson-Savage of Susumba.com posted this lovely intro to the book and invitation to the launch, and will be following up with a full interview soon. I’ve also had two other interview requests, will be fitting those in around travel over the next few days!