We at IFWG Publishing Australia, are very proud of this title, and especially chuffed with the fact that Esme had written this work when she was in her mid-teens – a talented author indeed. Congratulations, Esme!
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.
It is with great pleasure to share with you photographs from Ian C. Douglas’ official launch of his recently published young teen science fiction novel, The Infinity Trap
The Infinity Trap’s official launch took place in the Alan Sillitoe Room at Nottingham’s Waterstones. Around 40 guests turned out and the book sold well.
The event kicked off with a speech by Ian on the importance of Science Fiction. For Ian it’s inspirational. Firstly, the genre makes us focus on the secrets of the universe. Secondly, it suggests a better future, where humanity is master of their existence, not slave. And lastly, Sci-fi can be a mirror, reflecting back to us what it is to be human.
Pippa Hennessy, Development Officer for the local Writer’s Studio, grilled Ian on his writing process and the making of the book. The floor was opened up to a Q and A and some lively debate followed about transgressive young adult fiction.
The presentation ended with Ian reading a hair-raising excerpt. This was described as animated and exciting. Then the bubbly was uncorked and the party continued for some time.
The following are some photos taken from the event (noting the majority are published in this post with permission from Tracey Holland).
Anyone interested in Ian’s excellent book, can visit the publisher’s title page.
It is with great pleasure to share with you photographs from Michael B Fletcher’s official launch of his recently published collection of short stories, Kings of Under-Castle. It was held at 6pm, 6 December 2013, Petrarch’s Bookstore in Launceston, Michael’s home town, and there was a strong turnout. Cameron Hindrum, a noted Tasmanian author and local, was kind enough to attend, conduct an interview with Michael, and provide a spirited reading of an excerpt of one of the stories in the collection, The Pearl. Michael followed with his own reading. There was much laughter from those who attended, at the humour inherent in Michael’s stories.
We applaud Michael’s efforts at his home city, and particularly since he is still recovering from a major operation. We look forward to further launches in state cities to come.
Michael in preparation for the launch, at Petrarch’s Bookshop, Launceston, Tasmania
Attendees at the launch
Some attendees arriving in character (!)
Michael B Fletcher being interviewed by Cameron Hindrum
Cameron Hindrum reading from Michael’s story, The Pearl – to much acclaim
Michael reading from his collection
Michael signing books
Congratulations to Michael, and we hope that locals who missed the launch can turn up at Petrarch’s. We believe the bookshop still has some signed copied for sale.
Those of you who couldn’t attend due to the tyranny of distance, can visit his title page, which includes links to where the title can be purchased.