It was a fantastic turnout at Book Shop West Portal on the evening of April 5th. Surreal moment looking out at the audience filled with friends from school, the hood, and St. Aidan's, plus many interested folks wondering why the shop was so packed! Thanks to all who came to show their love and support. I believe the shop ran out of chairs! And special thanks to Neil Sofman, owner of BookShop West Portal -- he is tremendous---a true supporter of writers, especially the starving ones!
Greeting folks on their way in. Most common question, "Are you the model on the cover of the book?" Answer: I wish.
Two readings: the beginning of Chapter One and the Columbarium scene. Tried to leave the curses out in front of the younger kids, but hell that's hard. Taking questions from the audience.
The party afterwards! Stunning catering by the Jennings. Oyster bar out back and my lovely girls doing what we do best. And they dressed in 1930s and 1940s for the night---put Nora to shame.
Thanks to everyone for making the night so magical. I could not do it without your love and support.