One of the perks of being an author is an excuse to have a book launch party! And this year I’m thrilled to be having not one, but two book launches for FOUND , my fifth crime fiction novel.
1. Who better to host the launch of a crime novel than the Australian Federal Police?
Thursday July 27, MUSE Canberra
It’s difficult to find the right words sometimes, and one of those times was when the AFP National Missing Persons Coordination Centre asked if they could host a launch of FOUND in Canberra.
Let me think about it…for less than a millisecond! This means so much to me, as they hold a very special place in my heart for the support they’ve given me since I published Write About Me. I will always remember my first meeting with them, clutching my new book in my hands, to see if there was anything I could do to help reinvigorate my cousin Ursula’s case.
They have endorsed all my novels and taken them to international conferences, and because of the work they do, they understand the layers and meanings that surround every word I write. I’m proud to be helping raise awareness through fiction about the far-reaching impacts when someone goes missing, and beyond excited that they’re launching FOUND.
Everyone is welcome, and your friends too!
2. Beers, Burgers, Books and Blues is BACK! Thursday August 3, Merimbula
After the success of the launch of You’ll Never Find Me last year at Dulcie’s Merimbula, they’ve invited me back! This launch has it all – live blues music by Mojo, and the best burgers you’ll ever taste. Beer (or wine), an atmosphere you need to experience to believe and the friendliest (and coolest) staff on the South Coast. And of course, books! Your ticket includes a copy of FOUND, a burger and a beer or wine.
Tickets are limited so you need to get in quick. Dulcie’s will post event details on their Facebook page when tickets become available.