The Crowded Bookshop

CrowdedLaunchIt’s great to get out there and meet real book lovers. And it was standing room only at the Crannog, John McEvoy’s independent bookshop, for the launch of Celine Kiernan’s The Crowded Shadows, book 2 in The Moorehawke Trilogy. Defying the recession, there was a long line of buyers – kids, grannies, mums and dads – with one businessman buying a hundred copies as corporate gifts. Celine was delighted to sign about 60 copies for her fans.

MoorehawkeReadingSpeaking on the night were Celine’s agent, Svetlana Pironko of Author Rights Agency, and myself, as publisher. I explained to the audience that The Crowded Shadows will be read all over the world in the next few years, with editions of the book to be published in Russia, Germany, Poland, Spain and France, not to mention Australia and New Zealand, Britain, and the U.S. and Canada. After the launch, Celine hosted a party at the Orchard pub – dancing, eating, laughing and drinking. What a night!


(Photographs courtesy John Wood)