Not only did I have my first ever short story published, but I scored the national book launch too!!
I managed not to cry, even though I was talking about why I wrote the story - my dad being diagnosed with terminal cancer. I actually had more sales of the book from other people than the number of copies I bought myself
I remember to thanks the awesome Ian and Karen at Collins Booksellers in Mackay for hosting the event and stocking the book (they rock!).
And I remember the plug:
You can order THE BASICS OF LIFE feature me! and Sophie Masson plus other great authors through Collins Booksellers Mackay (they'll post anywhere - even overseas!). (07) 49532777 or email email@example.com to order now. It will be in other stores (including online stores) soon. I'll update as I have the details. At $17.99 it's great value.
And finally - if you are an emerging Australian author check out auslit.net for anthology and competition opportunities as well as author interviews.