It was so joyful to meet readers of books I have put heart and soul into. Even though I did the best I could, it didn’t quite feel real launching Illuminations online.
It was a tough week in the lead up to the Gold Coast visit, as a reading event I was looking forward to was cancelled, and another trip to share the book was also proving impossible to organise.
But now having been out into the community to sell Illuminations (and other books), it feels real and my spirits are lifted.
People stopped throughout the day to chat and sometimes buy the books. It was wonderful readers are still attracted to Magic Fish Dreaming, and many copies were purchased by grandparents.
A massive thankyou to Big B books, for hosting me outside their shop.
Thank you to every single one of you who stopped, encouraged, purchased books, and shared your stories.
Some of my friends shouted me to a delicious hot chocolate right when I needed it most.And lovely to go with more friends, and their families for icecream afterwards.
A big thank you to my daughter and husband for their support on the day and to the wonderful staff of Big B Books.