It’s a week and a day until HEART OF BRASS is officially launched here in Canberra, as part of the alarmingly enormous inaugural Canberra Writers Festival.
Saturday 27 August
Ferguson Room, National Library
My friend and fellow Canberra fantasy author Robbie Matthews will be doing the formal introductions and playing the book trailer before handing the lectern (there’s a lectern) over to me for the shortest author talk and reading ever (I get bored and/or panicked at normal book launches).
Then a good-looking pair of my friends shall dance a display mazurka, followed by a waltz that anyone who wishes can join (I know I will).
I shall award prizes for the best dressed (in Australian and/or steampunk garb):
1st: A physical copy of HEART OF BRASS
2nd: A slimfit size 16 women’s T-shirt with a brass heart design on it (if one of the best three looks like she’ll fit it then she’ll coincidentally win 2nd place).
3rd: A digital copy of HEART OF BRASS
After that we’ll head into the foyer for signings, snacks, and tea duels.
Tea duelling, presided over by a member of the Airship Sirius crew.
Thus endeth the launch.
A small number of people will then begin a special (and quite expensive) story game that begins in the library and quickly heads over to Questacon (there is ONE PLACE LEFT if someone else wants to join in—talk to me asap).
Incidentally, if you like your books scarier, you can stay in the National Library for Kaaron Warren, who will be launching her latest novel at 11:00am in the Ferguson Room.