Tonight I was part of the privileged crowd at the Margaret River Bookshop gathered to help local author Richard Rossiter celebrate the publication of his novella that is sited in the region – Thicker Than Water. There is something quite magical about sitting in an audience and hearing an author speak about his work, his creation; you get an entirely new perspective on the writer and the story he is presenting. This night was particularly special for me because ten or so years ago Richard was one of my lecturers at Edith Cowan University where I completed my undergraduate degree. How honoured to be part of the group celebrating his work.
If ever you get an opportunity to participate in a book launch – please do, these events are relaxed and happy occasions, where you are privy to the thoughts, motives and passion of the writer, an experience that can enhance your response to the particular book and provides valuable support and feedback to the author.
Good luck with your book Richard.