Saturday 19 July 2014

Subtropical Suspense Launch

What an afternoon we all had at Black Cat Books for the launch of Subtropical Suspense!

Several of the authors were present; Linda Brucesmith, Duncan Richardson, Alice Godwin, Helen Stubbs, Barry Rosenberg, David Dolan, and Kerry Lown Whalen. Sam Muller lives in Japan but he was represented by his mother. Alice, Kerry, and Linda read passages from their stories and got the audience teetering on the edge of their seats. Thank you to all of the authors for making the day such a success and signing copies of the anthology. Thanks to Jodi Cleghorn of eMergent Publishing for donating books to the raffle, to my friend, Matthew Charles, for selling raffle tickets while I was running around (I wish I'd had more time to mingle), to everybody for coming along and supporting independent publishing (you're going to love the stories), and a big thanks to the Black Cat Books team for their hard work.

If you missed out on the launch, don't worry, the anthology is now available at Black Cat Books. It will be available at other bookshops and online at a later date, and the ebook version will be available in September, but Black Cat is the exclusive outlet at the moment. Please, support local business by dropping in to buy a copy; 179 Latrobe Tce, Paddington, Brisbane.
Here are some photos from yesterday's launch:

Cameron Trost, Black Beacon Books

Alice Godwin, author, and  "Phryne Fisher"

Cameron with Vivienne Muller, mother of contributing author, Sam Muller

Alice Godwin

Linda Brucesmith reading from "The Final Cut"

Alice Godwin and son... or Doctor Who?

Alice Godwin reading from "Scarlett Fever"

Hamish Danks Brown, poet, and "Carmen Sandiego"

David Dolan, author, and guest

Cameron Trost and son, Fergus

Matthew Charles selling raffle tickets - good show!

The Matthews

Kindred spirits, Emmanuelle Loquet-Trost with Alice Godwin

Kerry Lown Whalen reading from "Missing" while Cameron tries to get the mike right

El and Megs - Megs, teach him how to pose for a photo!

Barry Rosenberg, author, signing a copy of the anthology

A quiet drink before an early night falling asleep while watching Doctor Blake Mysteries