I am currently heading home after attending the launch party for Weirdos vs Quimboids by Natasha Desborough (on the left in the photo) on the right is Vicky Barker – the artist that designed the cover.
It was a brilliant evening Downstairs at The Square Pig and Pen in Holborn. Pip at Bounce Marketing had invited me and as I had not seen her or Non from Catnip for absolute ages I thought I had better attend. I did also want to meet Natasha as I thought that the original title “Weirdos and Cameltoes” was one of the best titles ever (I remain at heart a teenager with the attendant sense of humour).
Natasha is brilliant, after Non’s introduction in which she described Weirdos… as one of the funniest books she had read while editing Natasha read the opening pages which had the audience in stitches.
I saw some familiar faces in the crowd including Laura of SisterSpooky fame, Bella from Cheezyfeet Books and Rhys from ThirstforFiction. I chatted to my fellow bloggers for a while as well as Non and Liz from Catnip Books and spent a good part of the evening speaking to Vicky and her husband Gareth who it turns out is Clive Barker’s nephew. I do not think I geeked out too badly when I found out.
I chatted to Natasha and her husband about books and music before she signed my copy of Weirdos and Quimboids and I had to dash off to catch a train home.
Natasha reading from the Understanding Levels of Shame section at the beginning of Weirdos vs Quimboids
Weirdos vs Quimboids title page, signed by the author and the artist.