It was either late February or early March when myself and Brenda Drumm drafted the project for Tales from Aulora. It included project for publishing the book in print and digital format, designing the website and attracting people either to the launch or the two readings in Farrells bookshop in Newbridge or the Black Rabbit in Temple Bar, Dublin.
The launch was wonderful. Over fifty people came along to support me and it meant the world to me. Brenda Drumm gave a great opening speech and Darragh Doyle kept his promise, he told great jokes but his speech went deeper than the funny, it was warm and insightful, so thank you Darragh, I hope many other authors ask you to launch their books. I am thrilled that I pipped them to the post, Tales from Aulora was Darragh’s first book that he launched.
There was a great vibe after the talking bit, the wine flowed and plenty of books were sold. For me it was fantastic to catch up with friends both old and new.
On Friday I did a reading in Farrells bookshop. I really enjoyed the intimate setting and after the reading the audience asked me some great questions. In particular I like when Cathal Tobin (aged 9) asked me if the book was set in olden times or modern times, I told him it is set in both periods. Other questions included killing of characters, what the book is about and much more.
On Saturday I read in the Black Rabbit which completed my trilogy of events.