All done! Great night was had, usual loyal family, friends and neighbours put in yet another appearance – they must be blue in the face from my launches! Here’s an account from the excellent I Love Limerick people who always turn up too: http://www.ilovelimerick.ie/2017/the-street-where-you-live/
Next Saturday I have a lovely event coming up. An afternoon in Gallagher’s Restaurant at Bunratty, about 8 miles from Limerick city. Complimentary bubbly and nibbles, books for sale if anyone wants them, and a short talk from me about all things booky. Do come if you can, no obligation to buy, just come and chat. For destination info, check out here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1900506540218379/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%22106%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D
And now it’s back to business. Book 15 is taking shape, growing slowly. From now till Christmas I’ll be aiming to put a first draft together – fingers crossed. All I can say at this stage is that it involves a couple who used to be married and their two adult children…..watch this space!
Enjoy the summer. Weather is beautiful in Limerick today, looking out at a clear blue sky and blazing sunshine. Long may it last.
Lordy, just realised I do not have ONE SINGLE PHOTO from the most original book launch in the world. It happened on Thursday night, and I took no photos. None. In my defence, I was rather busy for most of the evening, wearing my posh frock, making a speech, being charming, drinking wine – and listening to The Bookshop Band, who sang lots of songs. Including a song they wrote after reading Something in Common, which was very sweet indeed. I’ve been promised a recording of it, so I’ll post it as soon as it comes, right after I figure out how to post a recording. Instead of a photo of the launch, which took place in the hallowed surroundings of the Royal Irish Academy of Music (The Organ Room, no less), I’m putting up a shot of the band. Poppy, Beth and Ben come from the Bath area of England, and are currently doing an Irish tour – we were their first gig. Check it out here https://www.facebook.com/events/433981563363465/ if you’re living in Ireland and would like a quirky evening.
So Something in Common is well and truly launched, and today I heard it’s been spotted in a bookshop; my new baby’s out there in the big bad world. Now the waiting begins to see how it goes down – cue nail-biting and tossing-instead-of-sleeping for the next couple of weeks.
In other news, I’m working away on the sequel to One Summer. Progress has been interrupted lately with the whole launch business, but it’s back to work now until I get to The End, sometime in the next few months, all going well.
Have a happy summer (or winter, if you live down under the equator.) Roisin xx