Friday, 5 June 2015

My Evening at McNally Robinson Booksellers

On the evening of June the 3rd I had a book launch at McNally Robinson in Winnipeg. It was definitely a successful event, with close to seventy people in attendance! I am grateful for each person who came to celebrate the release of Hutterite Diaries  and honoured that so many could make it! Besides the people I didn't know there were family and friends, some of which I hadn't seen in years. It was also great meeting people who I knew only through emails and/or my blog, for I could finally put faces to names! As enjoyable as the evening was, I also felt a little bad that wasn't able to mingle and talk with everybody, as they had to leave before I was done signing books. I will treasure this evening for years to come. My sincere thanks to each person who came. If you bought a book, you helped put Hutterite Diaries on the Winnipeg McNally Robinson Bestsellers list for the week of May 31! Thank You!!


I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank McNally Robinson for hosting this event, especially John Toews, the event coordinator for helping me organize this. I also appreciate all that Kristian, the facilitator did to make the evening run smoothly. John and Kristian, I enjoyed working with both of you! Keep up the good work!

One of the questions that was asked at the launch was: "Will there be another book?" My response to that is: "I hope so, but first I'll celebrate this one and will have to wait and see how it goes. So far, it's been gratifying to see that many are enjoying it, some are even reading it a second and third time."
In the mean time I'll keep writing, for sure, if those stories find themselves into a book one day, well, I guess, then we'll get to celebrate again. Until then, please keep sharing Hutterite Diaries with family and friends!

Thanks again to all who made this 
a very successful book launch!!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looking good, Linda. I couldn't be there but we were thinking of you!
Congratulations!.

Linda Maendel said...

Thanks, Anonymous. It was an amazing evening!