We had the belated launch party for SCOURGE OF THE BETRAYER at our home yesterday, and it was terrific to have so many friends and family there, some I hadn’t seen in years. There were a few people in the back I hadn’t met before who probably just showed up for the free drinks, but I totally respect that. Dig it, in fact. Several folks drove from out of state, and it was a great turnout. So, let me just say thanks and thanks again to everyone who came—it really was wonderful to have you all there. This was a moment I’d been waiting for my entire life, and I couldn’t imagine a greater group to celebrate with.
None of this would have happened without the orchestration of my lovely wife, Kristen. She was the planner, the organizer, the accountant, and the MC of the whole thing, and it’s a good thing, too, because left to my own devices, I would have been dialing people up that day, asking, “Hey, you guys have anything going on today?” And I don’t have a lot of people’s numbers. And I might have been silly drunk, so I would have misdialed the ones I did have. I’m grateful not only for Kristen’s stellar coordination skills, but to all the thoughtful gestures and touches during the party. I’m an extremely lucky man.
Thanks, too, to her friends, Bridgette and Teresa, who were a tremendous help throughout.
It was a fantastic day–I ate too little and drank too much and had a hell of a time. And I can’t tell everyone enough how much I appreciate the support and encouragement. But one more for the road: thanks!