Woohoo! Wasn’t that a party!

THE CALGARY LAUNCH OF Riotous Assembly, the second book in the Pine Rapids series, went off beautifully, with more than 60 invitees—plus a few strays from an unrelated meeting elsewhere in the building!

Paule Poulin mounted a large display of her vibrant art (her work graces the book’s cover); Murray Fitch provided relaxed ambiance on keyboards; Emma, Laura and Marion smoothly womanned the bar; Linda and Lone ably womanned the book sales table; Frank suavely MC’d; and Elizabeth introduced Yours Truly with abundant flattery!

My talk, which I was frankly a tad worried about, went over far better than expected, with lots of laughs had by all.

Lots of good vibes, book sales and signings of my three titles, and the common comment that people were bumping into people they hadn’t seen for years from a wide variety of walks of life.

All in all, RIOTOUS ASSEMBLY well achieved! Thanks to the volunteers (especially my long-suffering go-fer husband and travelling sisters) and attendees who came together in community to make the evening so special.