Last friday evening, The Autumn Bookshelf and I went to the Finding Hope Book Launch by Colleen Nelson at McNally Robinson!
Dunburn had actually asked about a month ago if I'd like a copy of Finding Hope to review before it's release. So luckily I had finished the book that day for it's launch!
The launch started off with everyone starting to wander in and find a chair, I didn't expect it to be so full. They actually had to move things around to make room for more chairs! While this was going on Colleen made her way around the crowd saying hi, and thank you to everyone for coming. She had such a large turn out when it came to friends and family, I couldn't help but smile every time she would talk to one of hr siblings.
The event itself was moderated by Joanne Kelly, McNally's own Book Club runner. So she went ahead was introduced herself and Colleen then we jumped into reading the first few chapters.
Then after there was a discussion time with Joanne and Colleen, as well as a question period with
the audience after they had finished. There were a lot of jokes from her family members, and coworkers.
Then finally we were able to go and get out books signed!
Overall, the signing was a wonderful experience and I'm excited to see what The Autumn Bookshelf thinks of Finding Hope! And to see what Colleen's next series has in store for us! (She gave us the heads up of it being a co-written dystopian, written with her sister.)
Finding Hope by Colleen Nelson
Release Date: March 19th, 2016
Format: Paperback, 200 pages
Description from GoodReads:
Hope leaves her small town for a fresh start, but her plans are derailed by an online romance and the appearance of her brother.
Hope lives in a small town with nothing to do and nowhere to go. With a drug addict for a brother, she focuses on the only thing that keeps her sane, writing poetry. To escape, she jumps at the chance to attend Ravenhurst Academy as a boarding student. She’ll even put up with the clique-ish Ravens if it means making a fresh start.
At first, Ravenhurst is better than Hope could have dreamed. She has a boyfriend and a cool roommate, and she might finally have found a place she can fit in. But can she trust her online boyfriend? And what can she do after her brother shows up at the school gates, desperate for help, and the Ravens turn on her? Trapped and unsure, Hope realizes that if she wants to save her brother, she has to save herself first.