Book Launch – Doing Good

 

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James McRobert – Doing Good

 Author James McRobert launched his mystery  novel Doing Good last night at Caf Fez café in Bunbury . The launch was a celebration of a fourteen year writing project coming to fruition. McRobert, a retired social worker thanked everyone for their encouragement, including friends and family who had read early extracts from the book when it was still in draft form .   While McRobert’s family admitted to being a little concerned at times regarding his interest in garrotting and firearms, they need not have worried for it was all in the name of research for a good story.

Jim reading x Jim reading 1x

McRobert also thanked the South Side Quills writers group, of which he is a member, for their support and encouragement along the writing journey. “The group meets once a month and you can read out your work and get valuable feedback. It may not always be what you want to hear, but it’s honest feedback, which is what you want”, he said.

Jo & Jimx Jo & Jim 2x

More than fifty people attended the launch, including members of the Quills writers group. Group mentor Jo Robertson, praised McRobert’s efforts saying to complete a book takes commitment and perseverance. “… And you’ve done it – bloody good job” she quipped. Mrs Roberson encouraged anyone who wanted to write a story, be it memoir, short story, novel or whatever, to do so. She also spoke of William Yeoman of the West Australian  newspaper, who writes a regular section on books and local author’s in the paper. Yeoman encourages writers, when they complete their book, to send it to the West for some exposure.

 

South Side Quills Writers Group
South Side Quills Writers Group

Jo & PhillisxTerry, Jo Phyl & Carmelx

McRobert delighted readers when he told them he is already working on a sequel to Doing Good.   To buy a copy of the book, you can contact James McRobert by email dave008@westnet.com.au 

 

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12 comments

  1. Good on him! It’s a marvellous achievement. I met my publisher just the other day and she reminded me of just that, and to celebrate every step of the way. I am thinking of having my launch/celebration on the second Saturday in July (tbc).

  2. Thanks for writing this Ingrid – it was lovely to see. What an awesome achievement! Well done Jim 🙂 Looks like it was a fabulous launch and a great celebration of Jim’s dedication and hard work to make his dream a reality. Onwards and upwards Quills – who’s next!

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