Author Fiona thrilled with turnout for book signing
FIONA Doyle was heartened last Thursday evening by the huge turnout at the launch in Gorey Library of her book 'Too Many Tears'.
'The number of people that turned up was unbelievable,' she said. 'The response has been amazing. People I didn't know, people I did know, and people I knew years ago were there. I just couldn't get to talk to everyone.'
She addressed those present on the night, giving special thanks to all involved in preparing for the launch. Fiona's cousin Jessica de Burca Montague read an excerpt from the book, a letter written by Fiona to her aunts, uncles and cousins, and she spoke about how close they are as a family.
Also present on the night was journalist Ellen Lynch, who worked with Fiona on the book.
Fiona thanked all who helped her complete the book, and all who have supported her. Special thanks went to Kay Halford for helping organise the launch, the Library staff, and Kay's sister Angela and daughter Emma who prepared the food, as well as Anne Marie Hammel of Castle Delights who gave cupcakes and cakes.
Fiona said the support she received 'reconfirmed what I thought about living down here, and the people of Gorey who have been amazing.'
Staff from The Book Station in Gorey sold copies of the book on the evening, and Fiona was kept busy signing copies. Just days earlier, she held her first book signing in Bray. 'I wanted to let the Bray people know I appreciated their support,' she said.