The Book Launch Party

Wow! What a week.

Last Wednesday evening we hosted a book launch party at one of our favorite bars in San Miguel, Terraza Nena. It was great fun, and the night was a resounding success. There were 40+ guests…basically everyone we know in town…and we all had a great time. We started out with some chit chat over drinks, and then I introduced the novel. I’m a little shy if truth be told, but with some Dutch courage (Mexican beer) I was able to discuss the novel and the process of writing it. When it came to doing the readings, though, both Leslie and I agreed before hand that, quite simply, I’m an awful reader when reading aloud. So she kindly did that for me, and the passages we chose were received very well indeed. Thanks for your help, love xSteven Moore Author I Have Lived Today debut Novel
It was quite a scary evening. It was a professional event, really, and among our guests were some established writers, so the pressure was on. But when the readings were finished, and about 20 of our guests came to buy a paperback…and then asked me to sign it…I knew it had gone well.

And that’s the weirdest thing. People were actually asking to buy a signed copy of my book. When I first started this project, I never imagined it would come to this: A book party, people buying copies, signing them…it’s all still a little surreal.

Steven Moore Author I Have Lived Today debut Novel

Photo Credit: Sean Reagan Photography

And that’s not all. Next week I’m having an event at the best bookstore in San Miguel, Garrison and Garrison. My very own event. I can’t quite believe it. And it’s all going to be in the local newspaper, too, as I’m being interviewed tomorrow.

I better practice my reading aloud skills, eh?

A few snaps of the party, courtesy of Sarah York

Steven Moore Author I Have Lived Today debut Novel

Steven Moore Author I Have Lived Today debut Novel

Steven Moore Author I Have Lived Today debut Novel

This is my beautiful niece Violet. There’s no doubt that having her presence at the party helped me shift a few books. Thanks a lot, V.

As I’ve mentioned, the novel has a dark theme that centers around the physical abuse of my main protagonist, Tristan.

Because of this, I’ve decided to donate 10% of all royalties to the N.S.P.C.C.

So every book I sell could help a child that needs our support.

If you’re not going to buy the book but would still like to donate to this amazing charity, please click HERE

Steven Moore Author I Have Lived Today debut Novel

Leslie and I went for a few after party drinks at another of our favorite watering holes, Dean Marini’s House of Blues.

Thanks Kenny. And I even sold a few more books.

Steven Moore Author I Have Lived Today debut Novel

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The resaon being it costs the same, but royalties are higher, so the N.S.P.C.C gets a larger donation.

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Cover image by Sean Reagan Photography

6 Comments

  • November 3, 2014

    Amy

    Congratulations! What a huge accomplishment. Enjoy the celebrations and interviews!

    • November 3, 2014

      mogsaway@hotmail.com

      Thanks very much, Amy.

      For now the celebrations are over, but the hard work of marketing begins. I doubt there will be any interviews, but there’s an article in my local San Miguel de Allende paper, and a reading at a bookstore Friday night. Exciting and terrifying.

      Thanks again.

  • November 2, 2014

    Lisa Goodmurphy

    Congratulations!! It must have felt amazing to hold that book in your hands for the first time!!

    • November 2, 2014

      mogsaway@hotmail.com

      Hi there.

      Yes it did, the culmination of a dream and a lot of hard work and sleepless nights. But that’s what life is, right, chasing our dreams. What’s yours?

  • October 31, 2014

    Tim

    Congratulations and all the best. That is a major accomplishment and I imagine you are very proud. Good for you. Tim

    • October 31, 2014

      mogsaway@hotmail.com

      Thank you sir…yes, very proud, and excited and nervous all at once.