I can’t believe the book launch of ‘What time is it there?‘ is only a month away
Date: 14th March
Where: Eltham Library. Panther Place Eltham
Tel: 9439 9266
During the ‘Women Writing History’ event.
I love the cover that Luke Harris of Working Type did for me
David Major of Distant Mirror did the formatting both for a printed book and an ebook for Amazon. Dr Wendy Dunn at Posey Quill is my publisher and mentor.
I have never published an Indie book before and it has been quite an experience. I now know the amount of work Ilura Press and Madeglobal did to get my two other books ready to publish.
As the author I knew that I had to get this manuscript as perfect as possible. This meant inserting the overarching voice (in 2nd person narration) of a humorous older Diane writing this novel and making sure the two voices (in third person narration) were the right point of view. Editing was also needed and Dr Nerina Jones and Dr Wendy Dunn came through for me. Nerina’s comments after reading the manuscript delighted me.
I love the way the narrative segues across time and character. The pattern is quickly established and seems to flow as naturally and easily as thought from one setting or p.o.v. to the next. As noted in the attachment , Diane’s Journal in the second person contributes an endearing aspect to her characterization.
I’m also conducting a workshop for writers attending the Women Writing History Event on the Saturday 14th March about Writing The Mother. I have a power-point demonstration plus will talk for approximately half an hour with at least forty-five minutes for people to write about their own mothers, or someone who has been like a mother to them, or even a fictitious mother. Who knows what gems we may find for our own writing. They can later share with others or keep what they have written to themselves.
My Memoir Writing class at Godfrey Street Community House in Bentleigh (9557 9037) will learn from my experiences into self publishing. One member has printed her own book for family members and I am so proud. It’s a great read.