In May a film producer will be travelling to Dublin to make promotional video of Martha. She wants to interview Martha outside some of the places mentioned in the book. If you had to choose five which would you recommend she uses in the film?
On Facebook we recently ran a survey to see which authors Martha fans would compare her to. There were some interesting answers ranging from high literature to mass market fiction and from authors rooted in Ireland to authors from the deep south in America. What do you think? Do you agree with these or would you add some more:
At the Dublin launch Martha signed a few book plates (smart stickers which go on the title page of the book). We have decided to hold a draw for fans who couldn’t make the launch to win them either to put in their own copy of the new book or put in a book they might be buying someone for Christmas. If you’re interested go to the Facebook page for Martha Long and direct message her with your address. It won’t be used in the future or stored on a database.
An Evening with Martha Long at the Workman’s Club in Dublin was a roaring success. Thanks so much to everyone who came. Shame on the people who reserved tickets and didn’t turn up preventing other fans from getting tickets! There are some wonderful photos on the Facebook page, Bestselling Author Martha Long, so check if you’re in there and tag yourself so we know who you are. On the night Martha announced the seventh and final book in the series will be about Jackser dying and a huge cheer went up among the 200 odd people who were there. It will be launched in Dublin, same time, same place (we hope!) next year. Meantime if you’d like a Martha signing near you just holler. We can’t promise anything but it was the number of people asking to see here from Dublin which prompted that event so maybe we can fit another signing in before Christmas if there is enough demand.
Official pub date of Book 6 in the series is tomorrow, 6 September, but the book will be launched in Dublin next Wednesday 12 September at The Workmans Club so fans on the guest list hoping to get their book signed by Martha will be able to buy books there. Interesting to see who gets a copy first and by what means. Post here as soon as you get your hands on a copy and let us know how you got it!
The event is completely full so please do not come along if your name is not on the following list. If your name is on the following list and you have not received details direct from the publisher please contact email@example.com to confirm you are coming.
If you are not on the list and would like to be put on the list for future events, again please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be able to contact you direct as soon as anything is set up.
The venue is the Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin (beside the Clarence Hotel in the Temple Bar district). The start time has been brought forward to 6pm to allow ID to be checked against the names on the list and people to buy the new book ahead of the event, glass of Jameson in hand! Priority in the signing queue will be given to people with the new book.
Martha will do a short reading from her first book and the latest book then in order to get the opportunity to sign books for everyone who is there and meet them in person she will need to get on with the signing straight away. Due to the number of people attending Martha will only be able to sign 3 books per person and won’t be able to write personal messages though time permitting she will write names if required.
The event will finish at 9pm but the venue will stay open long after that and there is a paying bar should you wish to make a night of it!
Guest list as follows:
|Boylan (c/o Blount)||Michelle|
|Eyre (Jim)||Tanya (Sonny)|
|McArdle (McMaz)||Marianne (swore on FB)|
|Moo (Carol Lakes!)||Mushy|
|O’ Leary Doyle||Eve|
|Rollo||Carol (Jessica on FB)|
Plus Jackie Forde, Vanessa Carr, Eimer Smith, Karen Redmond, Julie Tuhoey, Rhonda Whittaker, Laura Mongey, Ayshe Kelleher, Noelle Gaynor, Claire Thomas, Noeleen Fox, Anne Tully, Sandra Laffey, Amy Marie Courtney, Lisa Delany, Adele Owens, Samantha Halpin, Ashley O’Toole, Sarah Reinhardt, Lisa Spiers, Janice Slator, Orla Golden-Ranhin who have not yet been in touch direct. Again please email email@example.com to find out how many places you are down for and to confirm you are coming if you haven’t already heard from her via direct message on Martha’s Facebook page or by email.
We all look forward to what we are sure will be a fantastic way to launch the 6th book in the Ma series. An evening with Martha and her greatest Irish fans.
Mainstream Publishing would like to thank everyone for their interest and excitement in An Evening with Martha Long at the Workmens Club in Dublin (by the Clarence Hotel) on Wednesday 12 September. The event will start at 7pm with a glass of Jamesons Whiskey courtesy of Irish distillers then Martha will read from her first and most recent book.
Tickets are free! If you would like to attend, just reply with your full name and how many tickets you would like – we need to ensure there is room for everybody! Please bring ID with you on the night.
You can also reply via the Facebook page here:
All the best – looking forward to seeing you all there!