Launch Party Post!

This past Saturday, I got to celebrate the launch of GIVE UP THE GHOST with family, friends, and colleagues at Bakka-Phoenix Books. For those of you who couldn’t make it, let me recreate the experience for you…

First, approaching the store, I was greeted by this lovely display advertising the launch:

Inside there was a table set up with stacks of books (and bookmarks and buttons that I brought with me), and a few others with snacks and drinks that I didn’t get much of a chance to partake of. 🙂 People gradually made their way into the store, and then to the back where I was hanging out, and once we had a fair crowd, I gave a short talk about the book:

Some of the attendants, listening to the talk:

I read a short section (the same section you can hear for yourself here), and then got down to signing:

And in a brief lull in the midst of this, a family friend took a picture of me with my parents and younger brother: a very happy family portrait!

It was a wonderful two hours spent with friends from all the areas of my life, and catching up with former teachers and writers group members I hadn’t seen in years. Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate with me, and to my dad for taking the pictures!

If you wish you could have been there, take note — next week, I expect to be announcing a few more upcoming appearances, including one in the US!


Launch Party Post! — 7 Comments

  1. Looks like you had fun! Can’t wait to see where you’re going to be in the US. Hopefully close to me. That would be awesome if I could get to meet you.

  2. Just hopped over from Shari’s site and enjoyed reading about your launch party. It’s nice to have the pictures as a record of what looks like a very successful event. Good luck with your book.

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