I love going to a book launch and even more so when it’s for a writer whose work I have enjoyed for many years. When yesterday started out cold and wet, I rugged up, took the train to the city and walked along Murray Street to Stefan’s Books.
Stefan’s books is one of those wonderful independent bookshops that stocks the kind of science fiction, fantasy, mystery and crime novels that I love to read. It’s hard to not treat myself to armloads of books, which I have been known to do more than once.
Despite the inclement weather, the shop was packed with fans. Juliet read from A Song of Flight and Mother Thorn and then answered some questions about her process of writing. Juliet’s friendliness towards her fans during book-signing made for a pleasant experience for all.
Later, Juliet and few of us headed over to a local pub for lunch. A lovely way to spend a Saturday.