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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


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.


  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

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