Toronto Book Launch

 

 

Liz and Dean Cooke. Dean read each draft of the manuscript and gave me valuable criticism. Without him, the book would not exist.

Liz and Dean Cooke. Dean read each draft of the manuscript and gave me valuable criticism. Without him, the book would not exist.

I always figure it’s a successful event when you have a good time at your own party. Well, yesterday was the official Book Launch for The Spark in Toronto and it was a blast!

I know the book has been available for a few weeks now. It was difficult trying to estimate how much time to allow for the final stages of design, printing and shipping. So I gave myself a couple of weeks just in case there were last minute delays.

"Hey this looks like an interesting book!" The author reads...

“Hey this looks like an interesting book!”
The author reads…

Anyway the launch was a huge success, with good times, good friends and good food, the latter courtesy of En Ville Catering and my god-son Andrew Bowden. Thanks Andrew.

Writing is a solitary occupation, so it was extremely gratifying to be able to share the results, and my passion for both firefighting and writing. There were friends, colleagues, a few relatives and some folks who had read about the launch in the local newspapers. (There was a nice article in Inside Toronto).

One of the unexpected benefits of launching the book has been re-connecting with old friends, some of whom I haven’t seen in many years. Some I’ve reached out to, others have heard through other friends, or friends of friends.

I tried to tell Jill, it's the same story in every copy... Oh, Christmas presents, I get it.

I tried to tell Jill, it’s the same story in every copy… Oh, Christmas presents, I get it.

It’s a lesson I seem to need to be reminded of from time to time: money and possessions will come and go, but people, friends and family; those who know and understand us; those who love us not in spite of our weaknesses, but sometimes because of them, those are life’s real treasures.

 

Speak Your Mind

*