Hey guys! So on wednesday, I had the pleasure of attending the Disruption book launch event at the Sydney George St Dymocks. It was super fun, and there was gold ferrero rochers, gold lindt bunnies and sushi (which I had suggested for the event on twitter, heh)! It was quite brilliant, as it really matched with the golden book theme.
Please excuse my horrible photo taking skills, I was never really good at it. In the above photo, you can see a little bit of the golden offerings available on the night. And yummy apple cider! Needless to say, I was quite excited for the food. 😛
The event started promptly at 5:30, and I managed to get a pretty good spot (right in front of the stage, woohoo!). The wonderful YA and children’s publicist, Amanda, from HarperCollins came on and introduced the book and gave the gathered crowd a little preview of the blurb. Then Jessica Shirvington took the stage and started handing out chocolates!
Anyone that gives me chocolates is considered amazing in my books. <3
Jessica talked about the research she put in when writing Disruption, and where she came up with the idea for it. She told the crowd that she had researched on scientists that stopped insects from mating with a pheromone method called … disruption. From that, it triggered the question of what would happen if we had a similar method for humans. This idea plays a huge role in her new book, set in a world that’s slightly more advanced than the world we know it now.
After question time with Jessica, we had a little trivia and I managed to answer one correctly and won a signed copy of Pivot Point by Kasie West!!! Woohoo!
When Jessica was signing my book, she asked me if I had read and reviewed Disruption already and I said yes! She told me she’d read my review, and thanked me for being honest on my one critique. Needless to say, I blushed a lot, and stumbled my way through that conversation. Heh heh.
She remembered me! *starry eyes*
Jessica has such an awesome signature! Looks very Japanese.
It was such a great night, thank you so much to Amanda @ HarperCollins Australia for organising the event. And of course to Jessica Shirvington for being such a down-to-earth and wonderful author – and for writing such amazingly strong female characters.
Read my review of Disruption, and support our home-grown Aussie authors by purchasing a copy from your local book store! Also, with fangirling. Can’t forget about the fangirling.