Yesterday was the launch for South From Alaska.
This is the first thing that I saw when I showed up at the bookshop - the sign out front advertising the event. (Notice the author's name!). A less resilient person might have seen a bad omen...
But it went great. We had a fine turnout, and the response was good. I spoke for about 25 minutes, showing images from our trip and reading passages from the book.
You could look at an event like this as a bit of a chore, but I decided at the outset that I would just enjoy the authorial moment of it all - the chance to read a bit of the book to an audience, and to be in a room full of readers, and to just celebrate the book.
And that's pretty much what it was.