Wolves travel and live within packs. So it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the pack leader made an amazing appearance at her own launch of Obsidian Moon, Obsidian Eye (also known as OMOE).
Joyce Chng, pen named J Damask, had the launch of the 2nd of her Jan Xu Urban Fantasy series last Thursday at The Pigeonhole. To start things off, it was a rather cosy gathering, but I feel that’s pretty good, especially when you wanted a fruitful sharing session and not just with all the same people.
I played ‘host’ of some sorts. Joyce did a reading and some quiz questions – where we gave prints of the cover, posters, and other goodies, away. Thanks to Sarah for all the pictures! (and hints! HAW HAW)
Just so that everyone’s in the know, OMOE is availabe in e-Book format so there weren’t any physical copies to go around. What was really rewarding though, was the growing interest of locally written genre fiction, both writers and readers (what I gathered from the sharing session after). Slow growing, but growing nonetheless.
So if you ask me, I’d say it was cosily splendid. Sure it wasn’t a big bang woohooladeeda J.K. Rowling fans kind of launch.
But I like that the ones who came were able to take something back.
Thanks to The Pigeonhole for having us.
Thanks to everyone for coming and supporting.
Thanks to J Damask for being such a wonderful creator of things local and literary, creating a fine balance between them.
I would certainly hope that more will see the (knowledge) value of such events in th future, especially for local literature (ANY genre) and come to support their creations.
You can get OMOE and the first book of the series, Wolf at the Door, at Lyrical Press for US$4.50 each.
Thanks for reading and see you soon!