Standing on the shoulders of (giant) parental support – we all owe our achievements to those who made us what we are!
Traditional author SJ O’Hart tells us her personal tale at the launch of her debut children’s novel – The Eye of the North.
The author, modelling her book The Eye of the North, at its recent launch! Photo credit: Jan Stokes
Last Thursday evening, in Eason’s of O’Connell Street in Dublin’s city centre, I had the great joy of welcoming my book into the world in style. With the support of my publisher Stripes Books, and the fantastic organisational skills of Eason’s management and staff, I got to drink wine, make a (terrible) speech and read the first chapter of The Eye of the Northto a motley crew of friends, family and well-wishers.
It was a truly wonderful experience, and I will be grateful to everyone involved for as long as I have full use of my mind (which, hopefully, will be quite some time).
However, because I made rather a mess of the speech I had prepared – including forgetting to thank some very important people – I’ve placed the text…
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