My book launch and author talks

I know that it has been a few days but I was exhausted after the events last week.  I think that being emotionally spent takes its toll but wow…what a roller coaster of a ride.  I had the best time at both events and the support from friends and fans was totally overwhelming.  The audiences at both events were quite different.  At the launch, the crowd was quite loud and animated and very responsive.  At the other event, the author talk, the crowd was very serious and that was a unique experience for me, responding to two separate groups that were having different reactions to me.  The one thing that they both had in common however, was that they both responded to my presentation in a very positive way.  In both events, I could see people nodding and smiling and agreeing with the things that I had to say, of which some were serious, some sad, some happy and lots…humorous.  I was happy to realise that I wasn’t awful and that maybe I could actually do this.  The second night even proved to me that I could get better at this.  I had previously thought that I mightn’t like being in front of a crowd but in fact I enjoyed it rather immensely, as I always do whenever I am talking about my books.  I initially had been wary of being the face of both Joanne Valiukas and advocate of Danann Frost but if I want to share her story with the world, I need to speak on her behalf and I have now had the very rewarding experience of doing just that…twice now and hopefully lots more to come.  I personalised each and every book and some of my friends, Michelle, Kylie-Faye, Jayde and Bindi have all made extra book sales for me by spreading the word.  I’ve had lots of people tell me since the launch that they have read the book and could not put it down…that is so gratifying because that is my goal.  I don’t write books that you want to put down, I write books that you become protective and possessive of and if this is your reaction, then I am doing something very right.

Anyway, have a look at my facebook author page for photos from both events and the book excerpts that I promised you…one from Danann Frost Embraces the Darkness and the other from Ancient Blood One will be on my website within the hour.

Meanwhile…Enjoy the Magic.


One Reply to “My book launch and author talks”

  1. Joanne,
    I was at your launch and I found you to be thoroughly engaging and very interesting. I love your book, it has made me laugh and cry…I can’t wait for the next one. As one of you most loyal fans, you must promise me one thing…NEVER STOP WRITING!!!…or ‘creating’ as you put it at your launch. 🙂

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