Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Let the hoohah begin


Tomorrow we unleash The Ringmaster upon the world.

Today the publicity stuff begins with an appearance on Channel 9 Television's Dunedin Diary, with Dougal Stevenson - as the guest this time, not the reviewer. Naturally, to celebrate the occasion, I've got a face full of zits!

I sent mum a copy of The Ringmaster and she's started reading it. When I rang her yesterday she told me off! I'll take that as a good sign.

The fact I'm launching one book tomorrow doesn't detract from the fact I've got to box on and write the next one. In fact, I've already had folk ask when's Containment out, Vanda. For heaven's sake, people! Got to write the blerry thing first.

Speaking of which, better slap on my anti-zit cream and get typing...

8 comments:

Rachael King said...

Oooo. Congratulations Vanda, and good luck with all the hoohah. I can't even imagine finishing mine and being at that stage.

Joanne Ganley said...

Fantastic! I can't wait to read it!

Hugh Macmillan said...

Happy launching,
Hugh

Hugh Macmillan said...

a face full of zits!

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Erin said...

I'm happy to report that I'm a good half way through The Ringmaster, I've been ignoring the little people and the housework...

The Paradoxical Cat said...

Saw you on telly! And what a great launch it was tonight despite the foul weather. The Dunedin writing community is certainly very special - warm and supportive.
Why do writers thrive so well here in the South? Is it really the cold climate driving us all indoors to our desks?
You're magnificent, Vanda - heartiest congratulations and all the very best for a great reception for your new book.
I can't wait to get reading, only I fear I'll be up all night like last time...

Peter Rozovsky said...

Congratulations! Have fun! Get to work!
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WeddingSpeech said...

Vanda, it is such a thrill to see another New Zealand Institute graduate doing well in the world of books and writing.
You've always been a striver and now your efforts are being recognised.
Congratulations. Let's hope the Germans also understand and enjoy the subtleties of a well written Kiwi crime story.
Brian Morris www.nzibs.co.nz