Launch Photographs

The below Photographs are courtesy of photographer Natasha Hirst. For more information about Natasha please visit her blog here: www.natashahirstblog.co.uk

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Freshly printed copies of Black River in Waterstones.
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Film and TV star, Mark Lewis Jones, and up and coming Swansea actor, Ross Leyshon, pose for pictures.
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A moment of organisation before we begin.
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Martin Shipton, Chief Reporter of the Western Mail, and I pose for a photo. Martin’s my guest speaker.
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Writer and film director, Karl Francis, talks to Martin Shipton before the event gets underway.
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Writer and film director, Karl Francis, talks to Martin Shipton before the event gets underway.
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A light moment with Ross and Mark before the speeches and dramatic readings begin.
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Friend and poet, Clare Potter, has a cup of tea as Mark and Ross discuss last minute details in the background.
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My nephew, Tommy.
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My mum.
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Mark Lewis Jones in character as Harry Roberts.
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Mark brings Harry to life.
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Ross does a terrific job of playing the role of Julian, a trainee reporter at the Echo.
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Phil Carradice, writer and my mentor on the Literature Wales Mentorship Scheme.
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The readings and speeches going down well.
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Questions and answers.
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Conrad Carter about to ask why does it takes so long to write a book. Re-writes!
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A quick pause for a photo.
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Good feedback!
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Old friends, Zoe and Emma.
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In the queue: Chris Mayers of MLMC, friend of the family Liz Pendleton, my writing pal Bob Davies, Christine O’Brien and Natalie Harvey of Martyn Prowel Solicitors.
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Rachel Carney, book blogger and reviewer.
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Mark Lewis Jones before event starts.
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Mark and Ross.
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Martin Shipton runs through his speech one last time.
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My opening talk.
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I lead the applause for my guests.

Professional photographer Tracey Paddison was also at the launch and took some amazing pictures, of which she has compiled the best to make a sort of ‘launch story’. See these photos for yourself here: https://spark.adobe.com/page/FzOSHdQoQfG1m/