Well, it’s here. The day of the book launch has arrived and there’s lots of activity going on in the house. We’re surrounded by boxes of books, Turkish ornaments and apple tea, lists and jobs to do.. and, somewhere between now and 7 o’clock, I guess I should grab a shower and possibly put on a frock, or else I’ll scare people away dressed like I am at the moment.
It’s been a busy week – yesterday, we went around the local libraries delivering their complimentary copies and I met some lovely people. It’s amazing how much support there is for writers, new and old, across Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire. For example, many of the libraries have Writer’s Groups, and I’ve been invited to attend the sessions and talk about writing, and the book which I’m very much looking forward to.
In Wolverton library, I met a very nice customer who asked if I can write a Detective novel next, as that’s his favourite. It’s agreed that he will be the main character in it… The best bit about yesterday was my ‘Chauffeur’s Behaviour’… AKA Roger, the husband… who decided to shout of the window at me each time I walked to and from the libraries, ‘Good luck Penny Canvin the new author’, much to the confusion of passers-by!
So, off we go tonight, to see old friends, meet new ones, eat, drink and be merry whilst officially launching my book into the world. And tomorrow? Well, other than recover from the last few manic weeks, I really do need to start properly writing that second novel….
Looking forward to seeing all that are coming this evening!