Well its official Mama Couture has been launched here in Brisbane and is in store now at TLC Books. We celebrated the launch of this amazing book of Monday night and I thought I would share a bit about the night !

We celebrated in true girly style with champagne and beautiful pink cupcakes in abundance! We hosted Moya Kate’s launch at TLC Books along with approximately 40 guests. The night was beautiful and the store was packed to capacity. We are all big fans of Moya’s book at TLC Books and the excitement was palpable on the night.

We kicked off at 6.30pm by greeting all our guests with a glass of bubbly to get us all in the mood for some laughs and some stories. The guests mingled with Moya and got to ask her about her experiences with writing her début novel Mama Couture. Then we heard from Tanya Caunce owner of TLC Books who spoke a little about the immediate interest we have had in the book and how much we all enjoyed reading it. Then I got up and said a few words and told everyone a little about how much I enjoyed the book and then it was over to Moya.

Moya started off by giving us all some background into her experiences of motherhood, writing and raising four children. Moya is a well-known blogger and is a proud mummy to four gorgeous kids. But of course she is also a writer. She held us all enthralled with her stories of managing her time between writing and motherhood and the struggle to get her book published. Then it was time for her to regale us with a little excerpt from her hilarious book.

Moya read from the Labour scene, which was very appropriate given that it was Labour day here in Queensland. She dedicate her reading to women everywhere who don’t have a national holiday to recognise their efforts . She also gave thanks to an array of talented female writers that she looks up to including, Virginia Wolf, Miles Franklin and Djuna Barnes and talked about the importance of recording women’s stories.

Then it was of course time for questions from the audience which Moya handled and answered with great hilarity and a big smile much to the delight of everyone who attended. Then of course we had time for more cupcakes and more champagne. (YUM)

We ended the night with a book signing where everyone was able to get a personally inscribed copy of Mama Couture, Just in time for Mother’s Day.

Mama Couture is a fantastic book, If you haven’t read my review of the book, what are you waiting for ? It’s a great book and it’s absolutely perfect for Mother’s Day. If you would like to know more about Moya Kate head over to the TLC Books blog where you can read an interview with her.

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