Even though my book has been in shops for a few days now, today is the official pub date. My dad flew in from Perth, where he’s almost at the end of a drive-Australia trip with his wife. He’s come for my launch. A friend has come from New Zealand to be here for my launch. I have old school friends, new writing friends, teaching friends, family friends, family coming to help me celebrate my book. My literary agent is here, from Sydney, to help me celebrate. It feels like the biggest thing I’ve ever done and that includes two weddings and a birth. It’s very wow so excuse me while I go and get [another] glass of bubbly, and I’ll be back next week. Taking some days off to relax.