God bless all who sail in her (them).

Last night, a long-awaited dream came true. I attended my own book launch. Or, I should say, books launch. I’d waited so long, I figured I might as well kick off with two. It wasn’t a good date to hold it: lots of people couldn’t come because of end of school proceedings, or early Christmas celebrations, or travel plans, or illness. I expected about 30 would come along and I’d have been happy with that. Instead, about 80 people attended the launch! I was overwhelmed. So many people, seemingly quite delighted on my behalf, clutching copies for me to sign. Amazing. Some even brought a present! A present! I’ve got to lift my game. I’ve never given a present to any of my author friends! The two guest speakers were wonderful. Dr...

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