Now I know what it feels like to have your dreams come true. On Friday 9th March the night I’ve been dreaming of for ten years became reality as Thrill Seekers was launched at Avid Reader Bookstore in West End with a wonderful crowd of friends, family and well-wishers cheering it on. It felt surreal but fantastic. A huge high. My most cherished memories include Veny Armanno’s speech mentioning the Song of Bernadette, an all-time favourite movie, and of getting the crowd to bust out a few of my brother’s dance moves to his signature song – Greased Lightning! I felt like a queen, or at the very least a head of state, as I greeted people and signed book after book.
What a wonderful night. Here’s a montage of photos by my friend, the fabulous writer, Isabel D’Avila Winter. My lovely uncle Jonathan, was there and wrote a review of the night on his blog.
I’ve also been interviewed by the local paper South City News by Charley Rico and had a great time doing a radio interview (part two here) on Queer Radio on 4zzzfm102.1 with the charming Blair Martin who has the most delicious baritone voice.
And just when you think it can’t get any better Thrill Seekers made number one on the independent best seller list in The Courier Mail this weekend! That’s another dream achieved. WOW!
I am so very grateful to the many people who have supported, advised and helped me all these long years working towards this goal. I share this joy with all of you .