Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Day 2456 - Preparing for my next book release

It's time to have another party.

This weekend I will officially release the next book in the Cheer Chick Charlie series.

Book 8 - Let's Do This! - is ready to venture out into the world and in celebration I am having a party for some of my fans up on the Gold Coast.

Why the Gold Coast?

Well, for a start the book is set by the sea so I had always hoped I could have a seaside celebration.

Secondly, I'll be launching it at the Aussie Gold Cheer and Dance Championships who are big supporters of Cheer Chick Charlie so it seems fitting that I release the book at one of their events.

Thirdly, I have a number of fantastic fans up in Queensland who not only read my books and share my posts, but who also send me loads of fan photos and who take the Cheer Chick Charlie doll with them when they travel overseas for cheerleading.  I feel very honoured by their dedication and given they're going to be on the Gold Coast this weekend I'd like to include them in my celebrations.

I haven't always had a party in celebration of a new book.

Of course I had my official Cheer Chick Charlie launch back in 2012 when the series was first published. But it was less about the release of the first two books and more about the launch of the business.

Books 3-6 were all just rolled out quietly without any fanfare.  But last year I decided that every book I publish is quite a significant feat worthy of some cake.  So I had a release party in Canberra and invited local fans. It was such a huge success and gave me so much inspiration, that I've decided I might continue down the celebratory path.

So anyway, that's what I'm doing this weekend.

Right now I am trying to organise the party from a distance and will board a plane tomorrow to head north.

Today I'll be signing books and sending out all the pre-orders so that my Fan Club members can get their copies in time for release day.

Will you be on the Gold Coast this weekend?

Would you like to come to the book release party?

It's being held at the Gold Coast Convention Centre at midday on Saturday 9 July.  Email me if you'd like an invitation!


  1. Good luck with the launch! Hope it's a great day with plenty of celebratory cake.

  2. How exciting for you. Hope it goes well. Wishing I could hop on a plane and join you.

  3. You will be making some girls extremely happy. I'm sure you're very proud of your successes Leanne, I can't wait to see this next book alongside the others at our library - I always point them out to my daughter, who loves them!

  4. Wow! Go you! If I was on the gold coast I'd be celebrating with you! Hope it goes well x

  5. If only I was in QLD! (I'll be heading there for Problogger though- you??) I hope it goes fantastically :)

  6. All the best with the book launch and party! What another great achievement!

  7. Heck yeah you should celebrate each book! What a great achievement.

  8. That's so exciting Leanne and I'm sure it'll be great. I'll share it on Debbish, though don't know if many / any of my readers are from there. I know a friend whose daughters do cheer at school so will flag it with her!

    Good luck!

  9. If I was on the Gold Coast I would come along. Hope it all goes well.

  10. That's so exciting! If I lived in the Gold coast, would loved to have along and support you. Let us know when you do a Sydney one :)


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