I’ve been dreaming of this day since I was ten, and now I’m lost for words?
What can I say? Words aren’t adequate. I’m whooping with joy and clapping my hands and jumping up and down. I’m whistling and cheering and clapping. And finally, I shout.
Hooooooray! It’s publication day for Sophie’s Turn!!
Sophie’s Turn is now available in Kindle edition from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk and many other Amazon sites. The paperback edition is also available from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. In addition, you can obtain Sophie’s Turn from Barnes & Noble. Yes, you can grab your copy now! And then… let’s party!
I’m expecting quite a few guests throughout the day. There’ll be music, and dancing, and food. Come and join me as I go into party rock chick mode! I’ll update the post as new things happen during the day… it’ll be amazing.
Nicky’s Launch Party for Sophie’s Turn…
OMG, I am so excited that I can barely contain myself. What will the day bring? I have, however, breakfasted in style: a special treat courtesy of the kids.
Next job… Decorate the house!
Is that the doorbell? Already???
My goodness, the guests are arriving… must hurry!
So many people here… that deserves a little song, right?
Heading into the afternoon… let’s have some lunch first!
More guests… the photographer is here! Welcome Debbie!!
Ooooh! And my publishers are here: that’s a really early start for them. So thrilled they made it!
And of course the party is spreading around the world!
I’m also at Shaz’s blog, Jera’s Jamboree, right now, as well as over at Loveahappyending.com. The Romaniacs are hosting me, as is Dizzy C’s Little Book Blog. In Germany, I’m visiting Dorothy Dreyer’s We Do Write, and over in the United States, I’m with Sapphire Star Publishing sister, AL Jackson, Susan Livingston’s Fascinating Books and Beth Art From the Heart. Last but not least, I am also in Canada with Melanie Robertson-King on her Celtic Connexions blog.
I mean, WOW! Talk about a global booklaunch…
So it’s lunchtime… we must be half-way there! That reminds me of a song. What was it?
And hooray, right on cue, Jessie D. is here too! We are totally rockin’ and rollin’ over here.
This Joint Is Jumping!
Apparently, I have to do the rock chick thing now. Well, if you’re sure… You did ask!
What do you mean, speech, speech?
**muffled heckling from the sofa**
Oh, alright. But I’ll have to put my glasses on first… and my speech dress.
This is a really big day for me and it wouldn’t have happened without a number of amazing people in my life. So in true Oscar style, I’d like to thank my Mum, for always believing in me, and my gorgeous husband, for ditto. Thank you to all the many fantastic people who are continuing to help me along the way, not least: Amy and Katie at Sapphire Star Publishing; Jessie Dalrymple; Shirley Mukisa; Shaz Goodwin; Sue Fortin; Linn Halton; everyone at loveahappyending.com; Deborah Smith; and the many, many wonderful bloggers who support me: know that you make this author’s world go round! You rock, one and all. Thank you!
Changed back into my party gear. Ready for a song and a dance… and some air guitar, perhaps?
Oh hello! My husband is back from work…
…and he’s brought me flowers!! Time to dress up for the evening, it appears…
How do you know that you’ve arrived? You know when the rock stars turn up at your party!
Give it up for: THE HUSH!
They’re setting up stage… they’re going to play. WOW! I am beside myself with glee and excitement. Rock stars a the rock star romance lauch party. AWESEOME! THE HUSH totally rocks!
Now it’s definitely CHAMPAGNE O’CLOCK!
Say ‘Sophiiieee’ for a picture with the star of the day.
(The BOOK, not me!)
Whoa. So much bubbly. So much dancing. So much day left to go… Time to stock up the energy reserves. Happy eating!
How and when will the party end?
Will it end?
Actually, all good things come to an end.
And this, as they say, is it for this feature!
Thank you all SO much for coming to the party, for joining in, leaving comments, partying with me and my guests. It’s been really special and I couldn’t have done it without you.
It’s been an absolute blast!
Please keep tweeting, keep visiting, keep rocking: that’s the spirit. I’ll be out and about for a long while yet, tweeting you, saying ‘hi’ on Facebook and responding to your much appreciated comments. :-)
Thus, with the party only very nearly over,
the motto for the after-party is…
Rock the night! Rock on my friends, and happy reading.