Worth every second
It has been quite an incredible week for me. Monday was the London book launch party and because of the tube strike it took us 5 1/2 hours to get there. Quite a few readers managed to get there in time to celebrate with me despite the tube strike and I was really touched that they went to all that effort.
Thank you so much everyone, I know it wasn’t easy to get there and your company meant the world to me. I definitely think it was worth every second of traveling time it took us to get there and I do hope the guests agree.
I want to say an extra special thank you to Talli Roland and her husband who offered to drive us from our hotel to the Big Green Bookshop. Apparently the trip usually only takes 30 minutes but this time it took 2 1/2 hours. I owe you guys big time! Talli’s debut novel, The Hating Game is out early 2011 and I am looking forward to her blog splash!
I’d also like to thank Kath Eastman, Bucks Writer and Talli Roland for reading excerpts of their favourite bits of Without Alice, you really helped make Without Alice come alive on the night. In fact we were all so busy reading, chatting and consuming alcohol that only a couple of people remembered to take photographs! So a huge thank you to Tamsyn Murray and Rebecca Emin for that. I’m still trying to recover from the beginning of the week so I feel very grateful that it is Friday. I need the weekend to rest, enjoy family time and write in.
I’ll leave you with a couple of London launch photos and this lovely review of Without Alice by Liz Fenwick where she describes it as “compulsive and utterly compelling”.
I’ll be back on Sunday to announce the lucky winner of Sue Guiney’s latest novel A Clash of Innocents.