Monday, April 23, 2012

A Night to Remember for Grave Refrain and me

Truly a Night to Remember.
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. 
Sigining books!!

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.


  1. It looks like you had a great night. Congratulations!

  2. Wow, what a rousing success! Makes you want to have some more book signings, huh? Loved the photos.

  3. Congrats on such a successful event! It looks like it was a great time.

  4. Sarah, What an amazing night! They were all so lucky to spend that time with you.

  5. That took a lot of courage. I just attended a mini course presented by the Writer's Guild of Alberta on the subject of reading in public. I never knew there was so much to consider. Congratulations, Sarah, on a most successful event.