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I read, write, craft and home educate. My debut novel Mrs Sinclair's Suitcase was published in 2014. My second novel, A Life Between Us, was published in 2017. My third, The Road to California, will be out in 2018. I live in Northamptonshire. My website can be found at louisewaltersbooks.co.uk

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Mrs Sinclair's Suitcase has launched!

Well, I've been a published author for almost a fortnight. The launch party was on Friday 28 February and here are a few pics from the night...


Doing my little thank you speech



The beautiful display table, minus a few copies sold on the night



Chatting to family/friends/guests



Signing!



Still signing... the best part of the evening, once my speech was over :)


Our hosts for the evening were the lovely staff at The Old Hall Bookshop in Brackley, Northamptonshire. I used to work there and it provided the inspiration for my fictional Old and New Bookshop in the novel. 

It feels great to be a published author and I get a thrill each time I spot my book in a shop. Here are a few more pics!...





Foyles, Charing Cross Road



Waterstones, Piccadilly



Daunts, Marylebone High Street

This whole blog post feels like a great big mum-boast, so I'll shut up now. If you're a writer seeking publication, don't ever give up, it really is worth all the perseverance to see your darling out there in the big wide world. There's nothing quite like it.



5 comments:

  1. Lou - so happy for you! Glad you're still riding on a high - you deserve it. x

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  3. Love the 'Great big Mum boast'! BOAST! GO on! Fab! Can't imagine the thrill of seeing your baby in a book shop...
    Really enjoyed book noodleBubble X

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  4. Oh what a thrill that must be and a huge reward after all your hard work, congratulations

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