Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Bound and launched...


I've had a wonderful evening launching Bound out into the world. A fabulous group of friends, family, colleagues and book lovers gathered at the University Book Shop for a most convivial evening. It was made extra special by the fact my Mum was down from Napier.

Thanks to Prof. Jean Fleming who launched the book for me, said flattering things and gave away a few of the secrets behind my double life (or quadruple life, depending on who you talk to) One of the things about launches I love is seeing the different groups of beloved people in my life converge, and discover how Dunedin is such a small town and they all know each other. There were my family, fencing buddies, university folk, writer mates and fellow school parents, amongst others, all very happily yacking away.

So I feel very happy and content Bound is out in the world. Tomorrow I'll start feeling nervous about the reviews!

Oh, and guess what? This is my 500th blog post. Thanks for dropping by!

18 comments:

Claire Beynon said...

An auspicious night for many reasons, Vanda - you shone (as you do!). Congrats on it all; you really are a marvel xo

Bernadette said...

Congratulations Vanda, I shall keep an eye out for it here in Oz.

Hugh Macmillan said...

Hi Vanda and congratulations on your latest publican and milestone blog post.

If I miss anything about Dunedin it is that small town feel and the friends of friends of friends who somehow know you.

Best wishes from rural Norfolk, England.

Dorte H said...

Congratulations on your launch!

How cool you look :D

Margot Kinberg said...

Vanda - Congratulations, both on your new release and on your 500th post. I am now going to have to get my copy of Bound :-).

TK Roxborogh said...

You looked stunning! And it was so lovely to see all ages having a good time. It's your best book yet. Un-put-downable. Well done my friend. I actually think producing a book is HARDER than having a baby (says she who vomited every day of the pregnancy and had two day labours). Love you

A Certain Book said...

Congratulations, Vanda. Wish I'd been there. :D
Can't wait to read Bound!

Kerrie said...

Excellent. I have BOUND on order from an NZ Book distributor, so I hope it now arrives
Well done onboth the launch and the blogging

Rob Kitchin said...

Congrats Vanda. Great stuff.

jtwebster books said...

Congratulations!

I have to wait to read your book. Josiah nabbed it and was up into the early hours reading!

The Paradoxical Cat said...

Congrats on 500 blog posts - may there be many more - and thanks so much for giving us another lovely novel x

Vanda Symon said...

Thank you everyone! The reviews have been good so far, so I am beginning to relax a bit. It's always a nervous time when you let your new baby out into the world.

Thanks for all your support.

Pen said...

It was a great night and an honour to share it with you.

Waiting until I have a few days off so I can do nothing but devote myself to reading BOUND.

Congratulations an other awesome achievement!! We are so proud of you. ;)

Stephen Stratford said...

Yay! Congratulations, Vanda. "Bound" hasn't made it to Cambridge yet but I'll grab a copy as soon as it does.

Rachael King said...

Congrats Vanda! Great review on RNZ.

Casino New Zealand said...

Congrats on the book launch, I did not know about it until now, I hope that it will be available in my area soon!

Anonymous said...

Hi Vanda,

About to get my copy ordered, the photos I've seen look fantastic!
Congratulations,

Jason Payne
London

Kiwicraig said...

Nice article in the Australian Women's Weekly this month (NZ edition, the one with Wendy Petrie on the cover). First time I've ever bought a WW in my life, haha!