What a great night!
It’s been a week, and I feel like I’m still coming down from the party.
Thanks to everyone who attended, and for those who couldn’t make it, here’s some photos of the evening.
I like to start with some crowd shots, because these photos of all the awesome Winnipeg folks who came out to support me will definitely help keep me warm when I take Too Far Gone on the road.
Also, there was cake. Red velvet cake.
I was introduced once again by McNally Robinson’s John Toews. There is no hyperbole when I say nobody crafts an intro like this man. Many thanks for all your support, good sir!
Nothing says fun, like action shots of someone reading from a book, but here are some of my favourites:
I wish I knew what I was saying when Gerald Brandt snapped the photo below.
Goofing around before the signing portion of the evening started, and mugging for Shen Braun’s camera.
Me and Shen, who is one of my oldest friends, and also a very fine writer (for some reason the perspective on this photo makes me look like some sort of Gamma-irradiated Gargantua Chad). Shen was a first reader on Thunder Road and Tombstone Blues, but I finally get to surprise him with the ending.
I brought an assortment of pens to make my doodles in each book in addition to a signature, and of course, my “Loki Approved” and “Fucking Magic” stamps.
A bit of the signing line.
And finally, the last book signed, I was apple to join friends for a post-launch drink.
Friend, inkslinger, and cocktail crafter extraordinaire, Andrew Penn Romine created a Thunder Road cocktail to help me celebrate the conclusion of the trilogy. It’s called The Thunderbolt, and it is fantastic. A variation on the Black Manhattan, and as dangerous as its namesake.
Thanks for another launch memorable, Winnipeg.