IMAGE GALLERY BELOW
Last Sunday was the official launch of Enormity with copies of the paperback for sale, a signing and a live reading. There was a strong turn out and it was especially great to have my best friends there to celebrate with me. Some people stayed for the duration and took advantage of the antipasto, cheese plates and open bar, while others dropped in to say hi and get a book signed.
It’s a mistake to place grand expectations on any event, but I was really moved by the strong turn out. As an entertainment journalist, I’ve spent hundreds of unpaid hours promoting the creative projects of others and it was really nice to see some local musicians come along to return the favour.
The four-hour event flew past – almost too fast to truly take it all in. But as I reflect now, it was a really fun and a fitting way to bring Enormity into the world.
Interesting fact: I actually signed a copy of Enormity for someone. I wrote, “Dear Norman, hope you like the opening line!”
Reading a few pages to a crowded room was a new experience, but hopefully something I will be forced to get used to. I’m not sure how my speech went down. There were some polite chuckles.
I also owe a debt of gratitude to Depot on Beaumont owner Chad Taylor for the use of his beautiful VIP third level. As a restaurant/bar/function room, I highly recommend the place. Check it out here: The Depot on Beaumont
As a first attempt at a book launch, I would have to call it a resounding success. I’m also grateful for the media support from ABC 1233 and Newcastle Mirage.
Here is my interview with ABC 1233 presenter Nick Gerber:
In other news, Enormity is now available around the world in paperback from Amazon. Click the link here to order: