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What an AMAZING week!

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Louise Phillips

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Launch of RED RIBBONS Hughes & Hughes St Stephen’s Green

(Image by Peadar O Donoghue)

It’s hard to believe a whole week has passed since the launch of RED RIBBONS in Hughes & Hughes St Stephen’s Green SC, and what an amazing week it has been!!

After the biggest and most successful launch in the 26 years of Hughes & Hughes Booksellers, I’m thrilled to tell everyone that RED RIBBONS has hit the TOP TEN in it’s first week of sales – coming in at Number 7 with very formidable writers like the wonderful John Connolly, Lee Child, Ian McEvan, Sinead Moriarty, John Banville, Claudia Carroll, Kathy Reichs, Tess Gerritsen and Karin Slaughter.

What an utterly fantastic group, and I still need to pinch myself to realise that I am part of it!

Seeing your book on the shelf for the first time is a fantastic thing on it’s own, seeing nearly 300 people come out and support you at a launch, is a memory that will stay with me for the rest of my life. Getting tons of emails/texts/tweets and facebook comments with fantastic feedback on RED RIBBONS, from so many, including readers of crimescene and writing.ie, is simply out of this world, then to hear yesterday that RED RIBBONS has made the Best Sellers list – well words, can’t actually describe it.

None of this would have happened without the help of a whole lot of people, and THANK YOU, doesn’t say it all, but it is heartfelt.

Today, I visited many of the Dublin Bookstores to sign copies of RED RIBBONS, and it was such an uplifting day to meet so many of the great teams in each of the stores. If anyone is interested in picking up a signed copy of RED RIBBONS, they are available from today at the following locations:-

Easons O’Connell Street, WHS Arnotts, Reads Nassau Street, Hodges Figgis, The Dublin Bookshop, Hughes & Hughes St Stephen’s Green, Hughes & Hughes Dundrum, Easons Dundrum, Easons Liffey Valley, Easons Tallaght, Easons Blanchardstown, WHS Travel T2 Dublin Airport, Easons, T1 Dublin Airport, Easons Swords, and Hughes & Hughes Swords.

Finally, apologies to anyone who came to the launch and didn’t get their copy of RED RIBBONS signed. The queue for signing took well over an hour and a half, and I know many were disappointed that they had to leave beforehand.

I’m hoping to set up some coffee shop meetings over the next few weeks, so I’ll keep you posted about them, and perhaps we can catch up then and have a chat.

You can leave a comment here/email me via the website below, or at phillips.louisem0@gmail.com  and Twitter @LouiseMPhillips

All the very best, and thank you everyone for your fantastic support.


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