The event took place on Saturday Oct 26th at Maris Stella school in Durban. I roped in my husband and a few friends to help me set everything up, and my mom did most of the yummy catering. Approximately 70 people attended, including a group of girls from the school I used to teach at. It was incredibly special to have them there, as they were the ones who first read my book before it was even in printed form.
|Unpacking boxes of books|
|Tying up trilogy packs with ribbon|
|Here's my "signing table" by the piano :-) (Pretty flowers!)|
|Super cool "guardian in training" T-shirts!|
|The prize pack for the lucky draw. Four books plus some other stuff.|
|Hey look! I'm signing a book! (Totally not posed ;-) )|
|And ... my first fans have arrived :-)|
|My mom did all the delicious catering|
|A group of girls came from the school I used to teach at! Yay!|
|Mini prize packs for the quiz|
|Signing a book for real this time ;-)|
|And that would be me talking in front of everyone (totally not freaking out at all. BREATHE!)|
|One of the winners of a mini prize pack|
|Winner of the lucky draw prize pack|
It was a fantastic morning :-) I had fun, and I'm so glad I did this. It was a lot of effort to organize, though, so it's not something I'll be doing for every book I release. Maybe for every complete series!
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Now that The Faerie War release celebrations are over (and all three of my books are currently on Amazon bestseller lists. Woohoo!), it's time to get on with the next project.
Which is starting TOMORROW! And I have no plan written down yet because all I've been doing since the book launch finished is formatting for Morgan Media. So ... bring on the pantsing!