Launch and readings from Tales from Aulora

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.

Darragh Doyle and Helen Quinn

DSC_0440 Helen Quinn and Darragh Doyle at launch of Tales from Aulora on 12.9.13 Pic by Brenda Drumm

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.

DSC_0480 Launch of Tales from Aulora 12.9.13 Book Signing Pic Brenda Drumm

DSC_0570 Launch of Tales from Aulora 12.9.13 Helen and Jonathan Pic by Brenda Drumm

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.
DSC_0618 Author Helen Quinn with COunty Arts Officer Lucina Russell at reading of Tales from Aulora by Helen in Farrell and Nephew bookshop on 13.9.13 Pic Brenda DrummDSC_0635 Donncha Fox and Dermot Finnegan listening to the reading by Helen Quinn from her debut novel Tales from Aulora on 13.9.13 in Farrell's bookshop Newbridge Pic Brenda Drumm

On Saturday I read in the Black Rabbit which completed my trilogy of events.

black rabbit me

me reading black rabbit


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