Book Launch

The book launch of Pamela’s first adult novel, Blood Ties, happened last night at the Ashfield Library (or more accurately the Council Chambers upstairs from the library). The launch doubled as a meet-the-author night which the Library holds on a regular basis.

The book was launched by author and friend Marianne de Pierres who did a fabulous job of introduction. Pamela then gave a speech and read from the first chapter. The speech was totally unprepared due to Pamela being ill on the previous two days but you couldn’t tell just by listening to it.

The audience was a mixed bunch of friends, relatives and people who had come to meet the author and get a book signed. There were lots of questions – mostly intelligent and interesting ones. There were about 100 people all up which was a good turn-out. For some photos go to Pamela’s site.

The Ashfield Council Chambers were an alcohol-free zone so after the launch a collection of authors, publishers, booksellers and drinkers came back to the house to drink the celebratory champagne. It turned into a good party and hardly anyone talked about their kids (an occupational hazard when you have a child yourself).

This morning Ron Serdiuk – friend, bookseller and publisher in Brisbane – called from the airport on his way home. Blood Ties was on sale in the airport bookshop! Add this to K-Mart and the major booksellers and we might sell a few copies.

Hachette Livre have done a fabulous job on this book – great cover, great sales team. We have been really impressed.

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