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April 20, 2011

Best book launch ever

We had the best time ever at the launch for Jessica Westhead’s story collection And Also Sharks. Jessica does most things as well as she writes stories, including throw parties, though she didn’t have anything to do with what, for us, was the evening’s best bit: a babysitter! But because of that babysitter, we got to indulge in fabulous company, drinks, an atmosphere redolent with popcorn and shark films as a backdrop. Jessica showed two awesome book trailers (you can see one here, from one of my favourite stories in the collection, which is also significant because it’s the only story I know that takes its form from blog comments), and read from her story Coconut. And then as a souvenir, Jessica’s husband turned us all into paperdolls.

2 thoughts on “Best book launch ever”

  1. Melwyk says:

    Those are the greatest paper dolls ever! Sounds like a fabulous night.

  2. Sarah says:

    My favorite part was the Guestbook of Awkwardness. My kids’ favorite part (the next day, when I emptied my purse) were the gummi sharks!
    Congrats again to the fabulous Ms. Westhead.

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