Rosanne Hawkes’ latest book for younger readers Kelsey and the Quest of the Porcelain Doll will be launched tomorrow by best selling author Katrina Germein.
4:30 pm Thursday July 3rd
181 Goodwood Road, Millswood, Adelaide
To RSVP: phone 08 8373 8777
Last Sunday my wife and I attended the second launch of Rosanne Hawke’s latest novel Marrying Ameera. This time the launch was in Rosanne’s home town of Kapunda in the lower north of South Australia. I wrote a review of this wonderful book here.
The launch was held in one of the local art galleries and the highlight of the afternoon for the crowd of over 200 family and friends was a 45 minute performance by Bollywood style dancer Reshman and four belly dancers. Another personal highlight was when one of the belly dancers invited me to join her! I’ve never done that before!
After the launch Rosanne was kept busy signing copies of her novel for admiring family and friends.
- Rosanne Hawke: read more about Rosanne and her books on her web site.
One of the interesting book launches during this year’s Adelaide Writers’ Week was Stephen Orr‘s novel Time’s Long Ruin. Stephen is a high school teacher in Adelaide. He has had short fiction published in a range of magazines and journals and has had two previous novels published. They are Attempts to draw Jesus and Hill of Grace.
Time’s Long Ruin is set in Adelaide and deals with some of the darker elements of our society, including touching on the disappearance of the Beaumont children from Glenelg beach in 1966 and all done in a fictionalised form. I can’t give a review here yet as I haven’t read a page. I’m keeping it for a time when I can basically read right through. I will be interested in how he treats the topic as it could give me ideas on how to tackle the writing of a novel I have in mind.
The book was launched by the affable and outspoken Peter Goers, Sunday Mail columnist and ABC Radio 891 evening presenter. Peter did such a good sales job on the book that I raced to the Book Tent to buy it afterwards, and then joined the long queue to have my copy signed by the author.
I look forward to reading it.