Thursday, September 13, 2012

The launch that was almost a gong show

The book launch is history. It was fun, though it had its hairy moments.

I came down with a slight case of laryngitis the day before the launch, so had a bit of a scratchy voice.

Then the literacy specialist who offered to provide our refreshments (because it's Literacy Month) set them up on the table in the hallway to grab the crowd exiting the library as well. (Good thing we'd brought a few goodies to supplement!)

The program was full, and it was a good 8:00 p.m. before it was my turn (we have to be done by 8:30 to be cleared out at 9:00 p.m., library closing time).

Wouldn't you know it,  just before I was about to start, someone tripped on the cord of the mic, and we couldn't revive it (meanwhile more minutes are ticking away...).

So there I was with a scratchy voice, no mic and a clock that wouldn't stand still!

But it all worked out just fine! Maybe it's the old teacher in me, that has learned to make her voice carry to the back of the room? Anyway, the people in the audience were most attentive, I got through what I'd planned to read and say, and I sold a few books too. Good all around!

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I'm excited about another book event coming up!  I'll be reading, along with three fine gentlemen, Thursday, September 20th.

Alvin Ens, Brayden Sawatzky, and Richard Toots and moi will be doing a Coffee House Reading at the House of James (2743 Emerson St., Abbotsford, BC) 7:00 p.m.

Free of course! Please come if you can!!

2 comments:

Maureen said...

Congratulations. Wishing you much success, Violet.

igxe said...

Congratulations. Wishing you much success, Violet.