Julie Lockey has everyone in stitches
reading from Dad's Red Dress
... and Dad's Red Dress was officially launched.
I introduce the book, my dubious
past record with publishing
and try not to wave my hands
My book and I were flanked by friends and readers from all over Ireland (not to mention the UK, France, Germany,Croatia, America and Australia!), ably assisted by many bottles of wine (now deceased, but they emptied happily) and a small glass of jelly babies. (What's a launch without jelly babies? Seriously!)
Aoife Henkes, who designed the
cover n me.
|YAY! My first signing.|
I want to do it again -- but I'll have to publish another book. That won't be until the end of the Summer - but what an incentive!!
Some pics from the night...
|Annemarie, Deirdre & Julie|
|Libby, Anna Olson Nugent and Paul |
Nugent, with Leo photo-bombing, peacefully.
|Nuala, Philip & Marie|
|Since Jessie does get a bit fragile |
in the book,. Filmbase arranged a
|With artist Annemarie Mockler & Deirdre |
And more signing, overlooked
|John Hanamy, Philip Mullen and |
the distinguished backs of artist
Anne-Marie Mockler and author
Author Caroline Farrell, Aaron
Hunter of Maynooth Uni and
my school friend Jean Rafferty
Actress Julie Lockey and marathon
legend, Kris Ryan in front of more work
by Aoife Henkes, graphic artist.
Before I was dragged away
running the bar.