This week has been messy, but incredible. So many fantastic things have happened this week, but I feel like an imposter. I've aimed high with some of my marketing ideas for Vault of Verona, and when someone emails or messages you back who you think would have no idea you even exist, it's a very surreal moment. I almost thing of replying with "are you sure you've got the right person?"
The generosity and kindness of people is astounding, and the support from people who don't know you from a pumpkin is amazing. They have absolutely no incentive to help me get the book out there further, yet they do. The ideas, suggestions, invitations and offers cannot be described, and make me feel like the luckiest person on earth. Vault of Verona will be officially launched on 2 December at the Caboolture Public Library, and a book signing will be held on 9 December at the Bribie Island Library. Thank you so much to the Moreton Bay Regional Council (Library Division) for your professionalism, enthusiasm and support of local creators.
I love writing, and part of me wishes that I'd written the book earlier. But at the same time, I wasn't ready. I wasn't ready for rejection. I wasn't ready to create the story that really needed to be told, and any psychologist who reads Vault of Verona and knows me will see some parallels! Some of the deeper meaning of the Into the Abyss series is starting to be identified, and I am so thrilled.
I have several amazing announcements up my sleeve, but I'm waiting for them to be set in concrete before I release them to the world! In the meantime, it's been a great week for the Lit Factory with the introduction of Jessica Davidson to the tutoring team and the addition of two workshops for the upcoming holidays.
Finally, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to everyone who supports me and my family, and who help make it all work. Some illnesses among our support network this week have made it clear that we depend on you all so much, and we're so lucky to have you in our lives.