The Blood She Betrayed launches in Brisbane

Cheryse signing books at Mary Ryan's MiltonThe Blood She Betrayed has been officially unleashed on the world – well, it certainly will be by the end of the day. I felt goosebumps as I held my printed book in my hand for the first time. The cover artwork by Ran Valerhon is divine. Thank you, Ran and Clan Destine Press.

Thursday (October 10) was a packed day with signing stints at two bookstores (Dymocks Carindale and Chermside), followed by the launch of both The Blood She Betrayed (mine!) and Unnaturals (Dean J Anderson) by Brisbane Writers Festival CEO Kate Eltham at Mary Ryan’s Milton on Thursday night. Thanks to Kate for taking the time to launch our books and sharing lovely words about us and our books.

Mark Norris gets his niece's book signed by Cheryse Durrant at Dymocks Carindale
Mark Norris gets his niece’s book signed by Cheryse Durrant at Dymocks Carindale

My first in-store book sale in Brisbane was made to Mark Norris who bought one copy of The Blood She Betrayed for his niece Bailie and another for his neighbour’s daughter. It was awesome meeting wonderful people like Mark who made my time at the book signings absolutely delightful. I hope my readers enjoy The Blood She Betrayed as much as I enjoyed meeting them. Nah. Hopefully they love The Blood She Betrayed even more than that!

The Blood She Betrayed‘s official launch will be held at GenreCon at the State Library of Queensland today. GenreCon started with a bustling welcome reception last night where I got to catch up with many special writing friends – and was even able to put some new faces to other authors I’ve been talking to on the internet.

Tomorrow at GenreCon, I’m chairing a panel entitled Using & Abusing History. Panellists include John Birmingham, Anna Campbell and Dr Lynda Davies.

It’s back to Bundaberg on Tuesday for my hometown launch of The Blood She Betrayed at the Bundaberg Library at 6.15pm on Wednesday, October 16. For those who missed out on a ticket, email me via cherysedurrant(at)gmail(dot)com because I’ll be hosting an Author Coffee to sign books for those who missed out on attending the official Bundaberg launch.

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