Thursday, May 28, 2009

Shadows of the Past

Last week I posted about my latest romantic suspense Shadows of the Past and this week it is sort of connected.

On Tuesday I am having a book launch - now where did that come from? I heard of launching ships but books? How do you launch a book, do I push it off a shelf? I will have to ask JOhn to make me a kind of ramp so it would work really well and slide down smootly. I could then say the first person to catch it keeps it! That would be cool, I mean you can't smash it with a bottle of champagne, think of the ruined pages, and I couldn't do that to champagne either, I mean come on, I rarely get to drink the stuff but I do so love it. I guess the easiest thing would be to hold the book up and then say, "I launch thee onto a reading public," I'll think some more on it and let you know how it goes next week!

The launch is not a some snazzy hotel either. I chose the local, little library near my home. It serves a varied community, much of it social housing (I think you American's call the kind of housing I am thinking about projects). There are lots of older people living there (like me I guess) and the ladies do tend to read and awful lot. Let's face it we were the generation without t.v. and computers, we appreciate the printed page! Then there are young Mums and it would be good if they started to read too, perhaps they already do. But it is a wonderful place that library, serving a hard up community, having computer lessons for the older generation and book readings for toddlers. It is a treasure and that's why I am launching my book there. I love the facility and the people that run it, so there you go - it would be wonderful if you could be there. You might like to think about it, after all what would it cost you - just about a thousand dollars for a flight. Worth it you might think!



PS I guess I could give you a blurb too!

"Alva has lost her memory, she can't even remember Conte Luca Mazareeze her husband. The grand palazzo is strange to her, yet she has an uncomfortable feeling about the place. When someone tries to kill her she realises she knows something that the killer is afraid she will remember"


Kathleen said...

Wish I could be there! Loved SHADOWS OF THE PAST

margaret blake said...

Thanks, Kathy, I wish you could be there too. It should be a hoot.

Sarita Leone said...

Big congratulations on the launch! I wish I could be there to hug you in person, Margaret. I look forward to reading Shadows of the Past. I'm sure it's another wonderful story!

Tory Richards said...

Congrats on a the launch of your new book. Great idea:)