Fijian Shadows. Living through the Coup of 2000 is now officially launched!
Many thanks to all the supporters and helpers of the Words on the Waves Writers Festival who turned out on a cold, wet Friday night to make the book launch such a success. One hundred people filled Woy Woy library, the place had a real buzz, probably helped along by the champagne and snacks that Helen Menzies so ably organised.
Bill Probert and I were on first. Bill did a great job introducing me. It was strange to hear a friend saying nice things about me in public!
I had just ten minutes to talk about the book which had been so many years of hard work. I managed to keep within my time limit and enthused some of Helen’s friends to buy my book. (My friends had already bought and read it.)
John Bell (the founding director of the Bell Shakespeare Company) introduced Helen, who is a well-known local writer, and then Helen spoke about her book, The Harbour Mysteries. Being in such illustrious company Bill and I were pleased to speak first, and the champagne slid down well after the speech.
A special thank you to Cathy Krause from the library who supported the launch and is keen to see my book in the Central Coast library catalogue.
Thank you to all my family and friends for your support, I really appreciate it. And to Helen and her helpers for all their hard work. My next presentation is at the Society for Women Writers NSW monthly meeting on Wednesday 13 July at the NSW State Library in Sydney. This time I have to pare my speech down to 5 minutes. For someone who loves to talk this is all hard work!