So this is it. Three days to our first book launch and I’m too excited to sleep! Isabelle, Oliver and I have been enjoying the Half-Term holiday whilst poor Jason has been working away and missing all the fun. Mixed in with this fun has also been a lot of work ensuring everything is ready for November 5th, the release date. So as you can imagine, working with a 5 and 4 year old in the house can prove tricky particularly when you have to participate in conference calls. It seems bribery is the only way forward. Armed with a movie, popcorn and a promise of 25 house points each should they remain very quiet during the phone call, the deal was on. Rather surprisingly not a peep was heard from either of them which confirms that this is a tactic I shall resort to if needed in the future!
The silence then erupted into screams of excitement when a UPS van was seen to park outside our home. I’m quite sure the gentleman delivering the boxes thought we were all mad, little did he know that he had just delivered 200 of our books from our Publishers. Belinda at Small World had arranged for the books to be sent directly to us in preparation for our first event and Charity Book Launch Party. As you can see both children were ecstatic and determined to carry the boxes into the house!
Seeing your book in print is an amazing feeling. Two years of work have gone into this project, and yet really this is only the start! From journalists, to photo sessions, meetings with retail outlets to party planning, it has been a fun packed week with even more to look forward to next week. Sadly on the launch date my husband will still be working away and my children will be at school, so seems I will be celebrating alone! However we shall make up for this as Wednesday is the day that Isabelle and I attend a Bright Horizons nursery, the Talbot Woods Day Nursery, Bournemouth, in order to present our book to Teri Steed the Nursery Manager. This is the nursery that Oliver used to go to and as a result the start of a wonderful friendship between two heroes……. More details to follow next week! Till then I wish you all a wonderful weekend xx