The launch will be held here at the house. It will start in the afternoon and go into the early evening because some of the people who wish to attend will be working until late in the afternoon, and they will swing by after work. Celeste and I will ensure they receive food and beverage while here, and even a safe ride home, if necessary! 😉
I’ve had to order more books from Infinity Publishing because, when Celeste, my sister, and I started counting heads, it was evident we would need to have more copies here to meet the demand. That’s terrific, but just a little scary for me. I am introverted by temperament (and temperament is inherited, as Caritas mentions in “Thaumautrge”), and rather shy, so the idea of being a salesperson scares the living daylights out of me. I mean, if I had a talent, or ability in that direction, I might have explored it decades ago instead of waiting until I was in my mid-sixites, for crying out loud!
Yes, I’m a late bloomer. Some might say a “blooming idiot”, and that’s fine by me. I did not start writing stories as an elementary school age child, even though I was accelerated from grade 3 to grade 5 because of my reading comprehension skills because, at age eight, I was reading at the grade eight level. I, unlike so many writers, did not start writing stories, or poetry, in childhood. However, I did love to read, and was omnivorous in my choices, even back then.
So, life is getting more exciting. I sent comp. copies of the novel to some folk back in Penticton. One is a good friend who LOVES to read, and the other is the creator of Critteraid, a cat sanctuary originally, but now they look after all manner of mammals. In case you are interested, Critteraid is located in Summerland, B.C., around 15-16 Kilometres north of Penticton as you head toward Kelowna, B.C. The founder of Critteraid and the secretary/treasurer received copies because the character of the cat Snugglebutt is based on an actual Critteraid kitty whom I was privileged to foster for two years. Lady Jane is the name of the feline who was the model for Snuggglebutt in “Thaumaturge”. She was one sweet, terrific feline. She passed away several years ago but I still think of her with great affection, and gratitude.