On Saturday 25th August we all gathered at Paperchain Bookstore in Manuka to celebrate the launch of Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies and Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies!
My second technical editor, Deborah Green came from interstate for the event, and stayed with us overnight. We all got dolled up — the crossword corset had its first outing — and headed for Manuka, with a car full of nommy goodies!
This was a really exciting day for me, as — although I have written 5 books now — these are the first ones I've had a proper book launch for.
The place was packed — 50 or 60 people came along, many of whom were long-lost friends, as well as many new friends and family. Indexers and BookCrossers were well represented!
It was a really wonderful event, it was great to see so many friends and family, some of whom had driven from afar, and to launch these two little books into the world with such fun and love! Thank you Troy for the Olympic teatowel and autographed copy of his book, Penny and Alex, and Margaret for the gorgeous flowers, Kirsty for the champagne, and Kate and Tilly for luscious yarn gifts (and a leaf, don't forget the leaf!).
Thank you everyone!
Photos by Barry Newell, Rodger Sutherland, and Ralph Sutherland - thank you guys!