Sunday, April 29, 2012


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...

Monday, April 23, 2012

Book Launch time for The Faceless...

 Penguin NZ and The University Book Shop invite you to the launch of


By Vanda Symon

The University Book Shop,
378 Great King St,

Friday 27 April 2012 



Thursday, April 19, 2012

You know your book launch is getting closer...

...when your advance copies arrive.

It's a real book!

(I didn't blub too much...)