In what seems to be an endless round of shameless self promotion (and long may it continue), I am delighted to be able to post details of the book launch for my memoir ‘From Zaftig to Aspie’.
Although I admit to an element of bias, I would like to say that as befits a previously wild hippie child, this promises to be a very cool and groovy evening.
It will be held on Monday 26th January 2009 at the beautiful Jardin Du Vin See photos of the venue by clicking here.
A complimentary glass peach champagne (or non alcoholic version) will be offered to you on arrival.
There will be a prize draw for a signed copy of both mine and Chopper’s book. Yes, you read that right, Chopper will be joining me on the evening to launch his crime novel ‘motorbikes, ducks and crispy sweet apples’.
A guest speaker from the local autism support network will give a short interactive talk on ‘Diversity within the autistic spectrum’.
I will read from my memoir. I am hoping I will be brave enough to choose one of the more colourful and unusual chapters…but I may stick to something safer and let the guests read the more shocking bits of the novel for themselves!
Chopper’s reading won’t be just a reading but those who read his blog already know not to expect anything predictable from him.
We will both be there all evening and ready to answer questions and sign copies of our books for those who bring them or wish to buy them on the night. I will be most excited if anyone shows up with a well read copy of my book. (I am terrified that no one will come)
The non-spoken word parts of the evening will be filled with the ear candy of Jazz Plus.
Rob Richardson, creator of Write Invite, the local writers event where both Chris and I got our start in the world of writing, will be joining us on the evening and available to answer questions.
All profits from the door entry will be donated to the Portsmouth Autism Support Network and other charities. The cost is £10 for adults and £5 for concessions including those under 18, OAP’s and anyone with a registered disability or PASN code.
Please buy a ticket or two and save me from drinking all the peach champagne myself.
Tickets must be booked in advance to guarantee a seat. I am looking forward to seeing you all on the night. I’ll be the one with the goofy ear to ear grin!