A Book Launch
My friend Nasim has had her novel published!! This has been a long time project (6 years of writing and 3 years in the process of publishing) - The State of Me is an autobiographical novel i.e. it uses experiences from Nasim's life but in a completely fictionalised way. The protagonist is Helen Fleet, who during her university studies is struck down by ME (much the same way Nasim was) and the book follows her life as it progresses (and for the first 5 years of her illness it doesn't progress much beyond the sofa or bed) - the many reviews have been great, even over on Amazon! These reviews tell it more eloquently than I will ever be able to do!
Her book launch took place in Waterstones on George Street in Edinburgh on a Wednesday evening during the Festival. Just a little further up the road her book was for sale at the Edinburgh International Book Festival!
The book launch went really well. There were about 60 people there, she sold over 30 books on the night and was very much the witty, self-effacing author that comes through in her writing. So go and check out her blog, read the reviews and decide if it's a book you'd like to read!