And Yes, the presentation of my first book took place in my village of the South of France, at the local bookstore!
It has been a big local hit: 55 books were sold on the spot!
Ok, half of them went to aunts and uncles, former boyfriend of the time I was 8 year’s old; others to former neighbours who were curious to see if they would learn something about my personal life all these years far from the cafe and the village church. After all, I am a village celebrity 🙂
And yes, it is practically a self published book because if I sell the 200 books we have edited I will end up with a profit of 200 euros.
But it meant a lot to publish in my mother tongue first and to do it there where my life started. Even if at my little village -we call it small town- there are also those who forced me to get out and seek adventure in the wide world.
Now I feel kind of exhausted at my village café. It feels like, whaou, there were about 100 people there who seemed to be interested in whatever I have produced. Even if I have my blog-friends who are there with their inspiring comments, it is great to have humans with flesh and blood being present.
The next step is to see if they enjoy it as much as I did writing it!
I am so very happy because my first book in French, will be out soon! It is practically self-publishing but we shqre some of the expenses with a small family publisher from my hometown in the South of France.
And there is a presentation involved at the local bookstore!
It might be a small step towards the realization of my heart’s desire, but a very significant one.
Writing has been my almost favorite activity since I were a kid. During my adult years I found myself in the art-world in Paris, organizing exhibitions for a Platform. This is very interesting but I got stuck with a wannabe boss and not a very creative environment.
Was it the decision to move to London which triggered the change? I somehow decided to act and publish my first novel. The family publishing house could be a small dot in the publishing world. And my book like a message in a bottle.
But when someone opens it, a story told from the heart might pop up 😉