Friday, 2 April 2010

A Night to Remember!

My Blogging ground to a halt mid March largely because I was so busy promoting Mortlock, visiting schools and generally being excited. But then came the launch.

Bloomsbury had chosen The Waterpoet pub in Shoreditch as the location. A downstairs room had been decked out with lights and candles to create a creepy atmosphere. I had been asked to write a couple of scenes for actors to perform, giving a flavour of the book and its themes. They did a fantastic job!

  

I was asked to talk for a little bit about what inspired me to write Mortlock and I suspect, as ever, that I might have rambled on a little!

My family all came down and virtually took over the place!




The SCBWI crowd were out in force and the lovely Kathy Evans even brought me my very own crow!



Which Sarwat Chadda then tried to eat!


Candy took loads of pictures (which I have shamelessly stolen here) then curled up with a copy of Mortlock and began to read (there is a photo of that somewhere  but I'm not sure who has it!)


It was just such a joy to be with so many friends and family to welcome Mortlock into the world. Thanks to Ian Lamb and everyone else at Bloomsbury involved in making it possible!

Other eye-witness accounts can be read here and here and here!

11 comments:

Nicky S (Absolute Vanilla) said...

Congratulations on a what looks like a brilliant launch, Jon - and here's to loads and loads of success with Mortlock! Really proud of you!

JJ Beattie said...

Those pictures are fabulous. It looks as though it was a great night. (I particularly love the crow!) Congratulations Jon.

Sue Hyams said...

It was a brilliant evening, Jon. Huge congratulations and thanks for letting Laura and I come along!
x

Candy Gourlay said...

on caroline smailes blog there's a picture of me taking a picture of sarwat and julia taking a picture of themselves! a memorable evening, jon! congrats!

L-Plate Author said...

It looked an amazing night, so chuffed for you. x

Jude said...

Great news Jon- very happy for you!

Miriam Halahmy said...

Definitely looks like a night to remember. So pleased for you Jon and what a lovely family! Mazeltov and much success and joy to you.

Sue Eves said...

Congratulations, Jon - you're a published author - I had a great time at the theatre, front row too - thanks!

Michelle said...

Congratulations on a fantastic achievement and a FAB looking launch. So pleased all your lovely family could be there to share in it with you.
XX

kathryn evans said...

A joy to share it with you - I hope that blessed crow is behaving itself :O)You and Mortock have been the talk of the internet this week!
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Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Wish that I could have been there in person, although I could say I was there bouncing off the walls in spirit. ;D

YAY!

What a fabulous time!

Scarlett & Viaggiatore