A little while ago I found an invitation in my inbox, inviting me to the Book Launch of The Summer Of Impossible Things, the latest novel by Rowan Coleman. (I would just like to admit that I was a little bit shocked, as I am never invited to events like this. And I was suspicious. So I just had to check it was legitimate…)
The place it was at was a small bookshop; it specialised in collectible, first edition, signed books. As I had forgotten my copy, I bought a hardback to be signed..
I also felt so grown up! I turned eighteen in March; look what I was offered! (I only had one though…just to be responsible, as I was travelling home on the train.) As soon as I was introduced, Rowan immediately knew I was the “Queen fan” from Twitter! (Not a bad thing, right?)
In this photo, my expression may be a little bit strange, but I was so nervous, and just a little bit anxious. (That’s code for “trying to keep it together”!) Needless to say, I think I need to learn how to take a decent photo, and to have a decent photo taken of me…
I briefly chatted to Tess Henderson, Rowan’s publicist; we exchanged pleasantries about the blog tour I was a part of, publishing, etc. I also said about my Aspergers. how Rowan’s books make me feel less alone… She then went to get Rowan to tell her! (Hhmm… best be quiet next time.)
Whoops.. I forgot to add how I made a new friend, Katerina. She had won the Twitter contest, and was dubbed “The Italian Fan Club” that evening. As we knew virtually no one at the launch, we stuck together near the door; it was hot, so that way we could feel the breeze. There was also food there..
I loved being invited to this launch, as I also got some great advice as to how to get published; I was also told some ‘gossip’ about the book, which I can’t print, but I’m so excited! I am so grateful to have been invited; it was such as a privilege.