News: Sealskin Coast Official Launch

On 30 May 2014 Rowena Evans’ launch of her children’s novel, Sealskin Coast, was held at Cooma Public Library, in the Snowy Mountains (for international readers, it is in the state of New South Wales, Australia).

 

The launch went well with a large turn out, and all available copies were sold. The library staff put a lot of work into it, and said they renewed relationships with several inactive borrowers, and got one or two new ones as well. They bought two copies for their collection and at least one of the local schools has them too.
Rowena, author and illustrator of her novel, did a workshop with a local school that morning and is hoping to do others with nearby schools in the future.
 
They had, depending on the person estimating, between 60 and 100 people there, and the local press (Monaro Post and the Cooma-Monaro Express) took photos. Rowena’s ex-lighthouse keeper friend, Richard Jermyn, made a very nice opening speech and they had a colouring competition – by good chance the winner was one of the children present.

 

We at IFWG Publishing Australia, are proud of this wonderful title, and especially chuffed with Rowena’s efforts in coordinating a very successful launch of her debut solo novel. Congratulations, Rowena!
Guests at Sealskin Coast Launch (thanks to Monaro Post)

Guests at Sealskin Coast Launch (thanks to Monaro Post)

 

Richard Jermyn, a long-time friend of Rowena's, was master of ceremonies

Richard Jermyn, a long-time friend of Rowena’s, was master of ceremonies

 

Richard Jermyn makes a launch speech

Richard Jermyn makes a launch speech

 

Book signing at the Sealskin Coast launch

Book signing at the Sealskin Coast launch

 

Ben Warner was the sound engineer, played bass and guitar and sang on the animation, "The Greet Selkie of Sule Skerry", the song quoted in Sealskin Coast

Ben Warner was the sound engineer, played bass and guitar and sang on the animation, “The Greet Selkie of Sule Skerry”, the song quoted in Sealskin Coast

 

Eleanor Evans, animator in the same production

Eleanor Evans, animator in the same production

 

Some of the children who took part in the colouring competition (Oscar, Rowena, Tayla, Mitch and Izzy)

Some of the children who took part in the colouring competition (Oscar, Rowena, Tayla, Mitch and Izzy)

 

Clipping from the Monaro-Express, reporting on the success of the Book Launch

Clipping from the Monaro-Express, reporting on the success of the Book Launch

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