Book Launch for Isis, Vampires and Ghosts – Oh My!

31 Aug

Yes, it’s all over and done with. Isis, Vampires and Ghosts – Oh My! has been let loose into the world and I hope it makes lots of friends and entertains many people.

I’d like to thank Hague Publishing for taking on this new book and putting so much time and effort into getting it to this point. Here’s hoping we have some success!

Another big thank you goes out to the Mount Barker Community Library for hosting the launch and providing such lovely support. It means a lot to have such fantastic backing.

Oh, and finally a huge thank you to both the Adelaide Hill’s Courier and to the Weekender Herald for helping to promote me and my new book. Being a big supporter of local businesses, talent and producers, it’s fantastic to see I’m not alone and others are willing to help out the ‘little guy’ so – THANK YOU!

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Isis, Vampires and Ghosts – Oh My! listed in the Courier’s ‘Bookshelf’

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My interview with the Weekender Herald.












Okay, onto the launch. Well, we had it. Our bookings indicated we’d get a small crowd and in reality we got an even smaller one. Story of my life really… but this was my third book launch and I can happily say the crowds have been steadily growing in size since the first one. 🙂


My display – beautifully created by my middle child (7).

So, I sat, figured out what I wanted to say… chatted about the first book and then about the entire series. So far it appears I’m onto a winner with the third book We represent the Demon Guild and now I just have to get around to writing it. Left testicles did get discussed as it was scary to realise it was mentioned in the book so manytimes. I blame Trishna, he said it. 🙂


Me figuring out what I was going to say. I’d obviously spent too much time and effort on the catering.


If you see the hand gestures you know I’m talking and not paying attention to what I do… too caught up in the world I’m spinning.










There was food, of course there was food. I love to bake and so used the little launch as an excuse and did the catering. Yeah, don’t cater your own launch. A very wise and experienced writer told me last year you should never cater your own launch. It doesn’t matter how small it is or how much you like to bake. It just adds to the stress so don’t do it. I have learnt my lesson.


Grain free chocolate brownies… hmmmmm…..

Though my grain free chocolate brownies were awesome. Just saying. 🙂

So, the launch it done. Isis, Vampires and Ghosts – Oh my! is out there to be enjoyed and can be bought from all major eBook retailers. Now to keep going with the second book in the series There’s no place like Hell and hopefully get it out to audiences late next year.

My blogging will return to normal now the launch is over with one minor exception. It’s been pointed out to me that there are many worthwhile and simply amazing charities and non for profit organisations around the world that are too small to be heard when they ask for help and support. So I’ve decided to add my voice, as small as it too is, and help them out. So I will be highlighting such charities, with their permission, on my blog to lend them my voice. If you know of any such charity or organisation, feel free to mention them and I will go check them out. I will be starting with charities I already donate to on a regular basis (both big and small) and explain why it is I give to them. I feel if we all took the time to find up to ten charities to support, all our small voices could start to make a big difference.

As they say, if you don’t feel small actions make a big difference – see a tissue left in a trouser pocket in a load of darks. 😉

Until next time,



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