I had a great launch last night for my debut horror novel, Town & Train, published by Lethe Press last November. Fellow journalist and speculative fiction writer Kate Heartfield did a superb job hosting and hitting me with some seriously tough questions about the book. I plan to host her debut novel when it comes out as well. Seeing some audience members come in, I was surprised and delighted. I hadn't seen some of them for eight years. Many I have known for over 20 years.
All in all, the show of support was touching.
And, as always, it never hurts to thank Steve Berman for publishing the book, and cheer-leading my choice of excerpts for the reading.
Thank you, Ottawa International Writers Festival, for inviting me to do the launch. What a night. I am grateful for that, and having an attentive audience of about 25.