Picture a half indoor, half outdoor space. Lights strung overhead, wooden cable reel’s as tables, an eclectic mix of chairs, and the cover of Utopia projected over a low stage onto an iron wall. This was the setting for the official launch of Utopia: Secrets of Aurora, book one. The breeze was cool but not too cold, and didn’t deter people from coming along to help me celebrate.
It was a fun, albeit busy night, with a relaxing setting, delicious food, and great company. I was excited to see so many new faces, and meet more local book lovers. It was a very successful launch, and I couldn’t have done it without the help of my friends and family who support both me, and my dreams.
I need to thank my mum Jane, my sister Lisa, Heidi, Christine, Madeline, Margaret, and Casey, for helping set up, and making the night run so seamlessly. Together they greeted guests, sold books, served food and set up the event.
I wasn’t the only person celebrating on the night, Ann-Maree was celebrating her fifth cover design for me, and I’m excited to continue working with her on the Secrets of Aurora series. She also took the time to take photos of the occasion.
I may have hosted the event, but without two good friends of mine, Kylie and Helena, it would never have come together. They volunteered many lots of their own time in the lead up to the event to organise the running of the night, layout and also the catering. I can’t thank them enough for the time and effort they put into making the night as successful as it was.
Last but not least I have to thank you two children and husband Tim for always supporting me as I pursue my dreams. When doubt creeps in Tim is always quick to remind me why I write, and how far I’ve come. I’m incredibly lucky to have so much support and I can’t thank the amazing people in my life enough.
With the launch of Utopia complete, it’s time to get back into my office and finish writing book two in the series. Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered their EBook copy, purchased a print copy, showed their support with messages, and by coming along to the launch party. If you haven’t had the chance to grab your copy, Utopia is now available on Amazon HERE!