Friday, September 02, 2005

Book launch aftermath

Between 80 and 100 people circulating amongst the bookshelves, browsing and catching up with friends and acquaintances. A dozen people from Fremantle Arts Centre Press and Dymocks, trays of sandwiches and drinks. Loads of copies of Hal, gleaming under the downlights. An excited buzz.

There were a couple of brief speeches and then the cash registers began to rattle and beep. It was two hours before they fell silent, and then we retired to Hans Cafe en masse for a celebration dinner.

To all who attended, thank you. It was a very special evening, an overwhelming event after so many months and years working on my books with only self-motivation to keep me going. Now, when I'm struggling with a tough scene, I'll just pull up an image of one hundred smiling faces.

Simon Haynes is the author of the Hal Spacejock and Hal Junior series (Amazon / Smashwords / other formats)

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