The First Time

They say, ‘There’s a first time for everything.’ and I guess that’s a truism if ever there was one. But, self-evident or not, it may come as a surprise sometimes to find yourself doing something for the first time. Having stood up in the circle and declared, ‘I’m a writer!’ it shouldn’t really have surprised me that, at some point in  my career, I’d be asked to give a talk about writing…but it did…surprise me, I mean. It delighted me too.

Asked to read excerpts from my latest novel, Here At The Gate, my fourth published novel, and to talk about my writing process and getting published the indie way, I felt excited, but nervous too.

I’m passionate about writing, delighted with how Here At The Gate, my #NaNoWriMo 2013 novel, turned out, and passionate too about indie publishing, I knew I could do it. But could I do it well? Well enough to not let down myself and my good friend, Jane, and her boss, who organised the event?

Well, I got through it and it seemed to go well. I’ve had lots of good feedback,


I signed and sold some books,



and I had some lovely chats with new-found friends.


So, yes, this was my first ‘Author Event’ and I hope it will not be my last.


FINAL Front Cover

Available on Amazon:

Barnes & Noble, Waterstones

and can be ordered from bookstores.


#HereAtTheGate #NaNoWriMo #FeedARead #AuthorEvent #BookSigning


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Alana Munro - The Author Who Supports
    Jun 15, 2014 @ 19:44:35

    That’s great to see your event in pics and hear how you just went for it. Congratulations Christine! 🙂 xx

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin
    Jun 16, 2014 @ 00:39:07

    Congratulations Christine … I am sure those that attended gained some very practical and valuable information about writing :_)

    Liked by 1 person


  3. jorobinson176
    Jun 16, 2014 @ 01:49:39

    Cool! That’s a great milestone Christine – roll on the book signings and readings. Congratulations! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Tanya Miranda
    Jun 16, 2014 @ 18:39:53

    It’s definitely not your last! Congratulations!

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Teagan Kearney
    Jun 17, 2014 @ 09:25:19

    Congratulations, Christine, you’ve proved the saying that you’re never too old to try something new! Glad it went so well – what a lovely confidence boost – may there be many more to come! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


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