Happy Friday all! Bruce Robert Coffin here, fresh off the launch of the third novel in my Detective Byron series.
You might think by now that launching a book would be old hat. You’d be wrong. I felt exactly the same for all three launches. The same thrill. I’ve got a new book coming out! The same anxiety. Will people show up? Will the books arrive on time? Will people like the book? Even the same mad dash to pull everything together. But in the end it always seems to work out.
This was the first time we launched a book in Portland. The first two launch parties were held at Mast Landing Brewing in Westbrook. Ian Dorsey and the gang were absolutely awesome! And if you haven’t tried any of their Maine-made libations, please do. You’ll be in for a treat. We held the launch for Beyond the Truth at DiMillo’s on the Water. With the help of the DiMillo Family, staff, and Longfellow Books everything went smoothly. Even the weather cooperated.
As with the previous launches we partnered with a local nonprofit, K9s on the Frontline, a worthy cause if ever there was one. The president of K9s on the Frontline, Dr. Hagen Blaszyk, was on hand to take part in the festivities, along with his wife Gina.
In typical fashion, the evening raced by, but it was a great time. I want to thank my family, friends, and fellow badges who turned out in full force. My agent, Paula Munier for making the drive up (for the third time). And my wife Karen for holding it all together and for putting up with me.
The third launch is in the books. We sold and signed a lot of books, shared a lot of smiles, and raised a lot of money for a great cause. Not sure I could ask for more than that.
Thank you one and all!