Burn My Letters launched at Byron Bay Writers Festival, launched by author Jesse Blackadder. Thanks to Captain Honey who made it possible amongst greater luminaries of the literary firmament. The Brisbane launch was uplifted by gypsy/klezmer band Greshka, and by a choir of Finns who sang Finlandia to many moist eyed listeners. Georgiana Poulter, director of the Institute of Modern Languages, University of Queensland launched it. Some footage is on Facebook.
Sibelius featured of course in the ‘My Journey in Music’ interview about this and a coming Brisbane Symphony Orchestra concert on Radio 4MBS Classic FM (103.7) repeated on Sunday 8pm. Listen via live streaming .
A Book Week talk, then next…
The Sunshine Coast International Readers & Writers Festival includes my launch in the (apt!) Smorgasbord of Authors, Saturday, 10 September.
Thanks to Suomi Newspaper for including half-page spreads in three recent issues.
Book 2 to launch in November
Midnight Sun to Southern Cross is written, edited, but needs another read through before putting it between pages. The plan is to launch in November, amidst this present whirlwind…I’ll keep you posted.
How to order?
Those who helped along the journey, and others who bought pre-publication copies should have received books by now, with international posting ten days ago. It’s now up on Amazon as eBook and of course, if you prefer an autograph, order from my website.
Our first review!
Karl Johan and I are thrilled with a review on KJ’s book page
Lisa Nitschke wrote: ‘Just finished reading “Burn My Letters” and really enjoyed it! Being a teacher, I usually never read much during term time, but I got involved in the story and found it was a welcome break in the evenings to see how the story unfolded. Having recently visited Byron Bay and surrounding hinterland, I could picture KJ making his home there. Looking forward to the next book!’
It’s on the way…