Post Launch Anxiety

What happens after you give birth to a book?

Originally published on June 4, 2012, on

My debut novel, Giant, was launched last month on a lovely, spring, midweek evening in a restaurant in Kensington Market. My nightmares did not come true. There were more than five people in attendance (besides my husband and infant daughter, my publisher, my mom and brother). I did not suffer a major wardrobe malfunction (the side zipper of my black linen dress stayed zipped despite some extra postpartum pounds). It was a wonderfully supportive event. Co-workers, friends, family, students, classmates, and acquaintances all turned out in droves