Saturday, 8 October 2011

A new story sets sail

We launched 'The Carrum Sailing Club' at the Sun Bookshop today. What a hoot! Thank you everyone who came and those who sent their wishes. It was lovely that illustrator Christina Booth could fly in from Launceston. 

Dee White launched Carrum Sailing Club for me, saying lovely things. 

Christina talked about the illustration process.

 Steve, the immediate past commodore of the real Carrum Sailing Club!

 My delightful niece Jane, and her lovely boyfriend Jake provided beachy music, including Rock Lobster and Yellow Submarine!

 I did a second reading, allowing for audience participation. There was stomping, twirling and grape-popping.

 An 'original' from the book, soon to be on my wall. Thanks Christina!

There was a sailboat cake...

...and a ceremonial flinging in the air of 'starburst jellyfish' to pronounce The Carrum Sailing Club officially launched!


Sue Lawson said...

Claire, so wish I could have been there. Looks like the most amazing launch. Congratulations!

Claire said...

Me too, Sue. It was fun!

Life's a poem said...

Great launch Claire and the bonus to meet up with writing friends again too- well done!

Claire said...

Thanks Lorraine, it was lovely that you could be there. Thanks for coming.

Alison Reynolds said...

It was a great launch, Claire!
I am sure your book will sail out of the stores!
I really appreciated the inscription too!

Claire said...

Thanks Alison, Thanks for the flowers and for being there!

Claire said...

tulips are opening beautifully

thaliak said...

Big congrats on your launch, Claire! Looks like is was a great day. I'm sorry I couldn't make it down. I look forward to reading the book.

Claire said...

Thanks Thalia. Hopefully CSC will be available in that wonderful Bright bookshop...what's it called?

Janeen said...

I can smell the salty aroma of sea-success from here!
Congratulations, Claire.

Thalia K said...

Hey Claire,
Sorry I'm so slow to answer your question. The bookshop in Bright is called Country Tales. I'll ask them about CSC next time I'm in.

Claire said...

No probs, Thalia. I can just look it up and contact them myself. :) Just being lazy.