I drove to Vancouver this past Saturday to participate in a book launch party; my first as an author.
It was for The Best of Every Day Fiction 2008. The anthology, from the folks at Every Day Fiction, features one hundred of the stories published daily at EDF from September 1, 2007, through August 31, 2008.
If you would like to order a copy, here’s the link.
My fiction, Hair of the Dog, was the featured story August 25, 2008. It’s a shaggy dog joke. If it were a Monty Python sketch, Eric Idle would be waggling his eyebrows, doing some elbow-poking and spouting, “Know what I mean? Know what I mean?”
The launch was an enormous success and so much fun.
Including me, six of the one hundred authors (who are scattered across Canada and the United States, as well as sundry other spots around the world) were on hand. We all read from our stories in the book, answered questions and provided autographs for any and all.
We expect our friends and family to tell us what great writers we are; when a stranger tells you that, it is such an ego boost.