Sunday, June 8, 2014

Getting your hands on a copy ...

Although proper protocol requires that a book may only be 'launched' once, further launch-type events are scheduled in Brisbane, Queensland, Fri. 13th June (at The Avid Reader Bookshop in West End) and in Sydney, at Gleebooks in Glebe, on Sun. 6th July.
And (God willin' and the creek don't rise) there will an extra appearance on the boy in the frock in Singapore, mid July, during the Asia Pacific Writers and Translation Association's annual gathering.
Smaller 'meet the author' type of events will be staged during August.

The book is now trickling into Australian East Coast bookshops and is also available online through The Book Depository, Barnes & Noble, (all the usual suspects), including as an e-book for those who prefer to fondle a kindle-type device rather than a physical book ...

Stay posted as news of this spread continues across the continent and the known world (something like the swarm of the dreaded cane toad, bufo marinus !

The boy in the yellow dress is officially launched!

The first public launch event for the book was staged Sat. 24th May at the unique Hares & Hyenas Bookshop in Melbourne's alternative Fitzroy, where the energetic Stefanie Petrik arranged this striking window display.
We were fortunate to host the arrival of a traveller from another galaxy, apparently my 'home' star system, who had come to investigate what had happened to my yellow dress!

Next, we travelled north to Byron Bay in New South Wales, where the bookseller sold out of copies of the book!  We were graciously hosted by the Northern Rivers Writers' Centre, which stages the annual Byron Bay Writers' Festival where the boy in the frock will be making an appearance in early August ...
The joint was jam-packed with book lovers!
Obviously, I was please with the attention of the resident throng!
But I was thankfully kept from floating off in clouds of self-admiration by the wise counsel of the Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening, the incomparable Lilith Rocha!