Thursday 20 July 2023

Launch speeches and photos for Dancing with Empty Prams

It's been such a busy month as Dancing with Empty Prams has been launched, celebrated and distributed. The Brisbane launch kicked things off in June, with my dear friend Sally Lingard giving a beautiful speech in front of friends and family at the Chermside library. On the 7th and 8th of July I was honoured to participate in a double book launch with Esther Ottaway at Mathers House in Hobart, where I launched her fabulous new poetry book "She Doesn't Seem Autistic" and she launched my verse novel. Then last Sunday, 16th July, we repeated that over Zoom for friends near and far who couldn't get to the face-to-face launches. 

I couldn't have been happier with how the launches went and have loved receiving feedback from readers after they've read my book. One friend wrote: "Thanks so much for your incredible book. I picked it up last night and couldn’t put it down until I read every word! Thank you for sharing your story and the roller coaster ride of infertility with such compelling prose! Congratulations."

Another messaged: "I am really enjoying your novel. I love the format and the fact that you can deal with such a big topic in a heartfelt but light way. Well done, very impressive."

I have been posting copies of the book to people in Queensland and Tasmania and a good friend purchased a bunch and sent them off to relatives around the country, so it is possible to say that my book is being nationally distributed :-)

Below are some photos of the Hobart launch, as well as Sally's speech. If you haven't already, it would be great if you could purchase a copy of my book through my website. Thanks for your support. 

Sally Lingard launching Dancing with Empty Prams in Brisbane

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