Sunday, April 29, 2012

Launched!

A jovial and excited crowd of family, friends and colleagues joined me in celebrating the launch of The Faceless at The University Book Shop on Friday night. It felt so special to share that moment with so many people I love. It was extra special too, as my Mum was there from Napier, and my sister Claire came down from Tauranga for the occasion.  (We've had some fun times together these last few days - the three of us under one roof is dangerous!!!) Bronwyn Wyllie-Gibb from UBS got the ball rolling, and then The Faceless was officially launched into the world by Penguin Commissioning Editor, Katie Haworth. Come my turn, I enjoyed being able to thank the people who'd made it all possible, and to talk about the genesis of the book, and a family connection to a person who appears in a significant way to Billy, one of my characters in it.


So now it is officially out there, and I feel exhilarated, exhausted and slightly nervous as I await the feedback...

5 comments:

Elizabeth BC said...

The launch of Faceless was a warm and wonderful gathering of familiar faces. Yours was shining. A joy to share the occasion with you. Congratulations, Vanda.

Dorte H said...

Congratulations, Vanda!

And a fabulous picture :)

jtwebster books said...

Congratulations, Vanda.

Erin said...

Your US Fan club is requesting some copies and an exclusive interview, do you think you could help?

TK Roxborogh said...

What a wonderful read, Vanda. Disturbing, compelling. Tightly written. Wonderful tension. Fantastic characterization. Spent all of Sunday morning (Mother's Day) finishing it off. Had to go for a long walk afterwards.

You make me want to hang in there.
XX
TK