Has any thing done by the residents of the Phoenix House carried off without a hitch? Naah! So how would the launches go off without the mad hatter behind the scene freak outs? That would not be like us, right?
Of course, it started with the eternal question, what do we wear? Ahem, actually, it was – what am I going to wear … which entailed a mad dash to Gurgaon for clothes. The heavens were extremely kind and smiled down on me, Marks and Spencer had a sale. So kind readers, I shopped! Something I don’t normally do, because, …. well because I do not party. My idea of a party is cooking divine grub at home and inviting folks over, and presiding over the meal in daily wear. The invitees are kind enough to ignore my appearance and concentrate on the food on the table, thankfully 😉 The boys and DIL actually (gasp) liked my clothes! That is a first 😆
The boys also looked well put together, credit goes to DIL, who is quite a fashionista. I can go on through life in a pair of tattered jeans and shirt. She is a blessing, I tell you.
Like I said earlier, Ishaan is a man in a hurry. He bullied his publisher, Prashant of APK Publishers to deliver the books in a hurry. The poor guy actually deputed a man to deliver the books on the morning of (hold your breath) the day of the launch! I was in a tizzy. All the death and doom scenarios playing and replaying in my mind. But this is a changed person, people. I swear I have turned into a saint. I sat in my room mindlessly surfing the net, but never did the horrible words “What if?” ever slip out of my unguarded lips.
The Kid#2, (self appointed manager/literary agent) hot footed to Delhi at 6 am on the morning of D Day to take the delivery of the books. I was fast asleep at 9 am when he barged into my room with a “Wake up and see what your son’s book looks like!”
I fell in love with the cover. It is so colorful!
I had bullied my boss to preside over the launch in Faridabad. The man was kind enough to agree. The press lapped it up.
This is my Page 3 moment 😀 😀 Of course the rest of the photos were just centered around the big man, the author and the author’s wife
The Delhi launch was less formal. Friends, relatives and a young author Upneet Grover, whose book Cricket Till I Die has just been launched. I realized at the last moment that I had no writer to launch the book in Delhi. Some tears, some frazzled moments and some tantrums later, we gheraod poor Upneet to launch it. He was deeply embarrassed but blushed and did the same.
P.S. He looks cute when he blushes
I need to thank IHM who not only drove down to Delhi but also took a lot of pics. She also wrote a review of the book. She also brought Sangeeta Khanna and Ruchira of Nirjharini. I was so delighted to see blogger friends at the launch. Thanks ladies for coming to the launch of The Bracelet.
Last but not the least, dear readers, The Bracelet is available at Flipkart. Please buy it. It is written by my Kid#1