Waking the Dead Book Launch

Thank you to everyone who made it to the Waking the Dead book launch. Lots of people braved horrible traffic and a mall sale just to get to the lauch, and for that I am supremely grateful.

There were folks who tried to make it, but got stuck in traffic and had to turn back and folks who wanted to come but had birthdays and weddings and other events to attend. Thank you for your thoughts.

And to the people who dropped by even though they had to rush off to a concert or a gig, I am supremely touched.

And of course, to the people who bought the book, whether at the launch or after, those who hunted the title down in the bookstores and those who are still in the process of looking for it (I’ve alerted the publishers, they’re on their way), once again, thank you.

To Anvil, for a great launch, and to WeeWillDoodle, for the time, support and the great art. You’re the best! 😀

Here are some of the launch highlights. Many thanks to Denise, Kenneth, and Kathy for the images.

Eon Miranda, Elyss Punsalan and Oscar Alvarez, who came entirely of their own volition and not at gunpoint or anything.
Eon Miranda, Elyss Punsalan and Oscar Alvarez, who came entirely of their own volition and not at gunpoint or anything.
Nelz, Paulo and Pam from WeeWillDoodle doodling. These guys rock!
Nelz “Dark Bulb” Yumul, Paulo “Astig ang girlfriend ko” Ferrer and Jhoan from WeeWillDoodle, well, doodling. These guys rock!
Luis "another Palanca" Katigbak reading an excerpt of "The Bridge"
Luis “another Palanca” Katigbak reading an excerpt of “The Bridge”
Arnold "Martial Law Babies" Arre reading an excerpt of "Sidhi."
Arnold “Martial Law Babies” Arre reading an excerpt of “Sidhi.”
Wincy "genius" Ong reading from "Boss, Ex?', doing robot voices and cursing in the children's section.
Wincy “genius” Ong reading from “Boss, Ex?’, doing robot voices and cursing in the children’s section.
Litcritter support! Andrew Drilon, who did the art, Dean Alfar, who worte my blurb, his lovely wife Nikki, who I should have asked to read because I love her voice. I think That's Kate Osias in the corner. Yay!
Litcritter support! Andrew Drilon, who did the art, Dean Alfar, who worte my blurb, his lovely wife Nikki, who I should have asked to read because I love her voice. I think That’s Kate Osias (who btw also won another Palanca) in the corner. Yay!
Waya Gallardo's Graveyard Cake (Thanks, Waya!), before it was decimated by hungry zom - er - launch goers. Only had a spoonful myself, thanks to the loving kindness of Fran Ong.
Waya Gallardo’s Graveyard Cake (Thanks, Waya!), before it was decimated by hungry zom – er – launch goers. Only had a spoonful myself, thanks to the loving kindness of Fran “sexier than a sexy librarian” Ong.
Many thanks to Denise "Where are the bears?" Mallabo for directing this photo as proof that people got their books signed. There's Cynthia "I like cheese" Arre, Erwin "harrumph" Romulo, Quark "Us-2Evil-0 sneakers" Henares and Jun "You know you want me" Sabayton.
Many thanks to Denise “Where are the bears?” Mallabo for directing this photo as proof that people got their books signed. There’s Cynthia “I like cheese” Arre, Erwin “harrumph” Romulo, Quark “Us-2Evil-0 sneakers” Henares and Jun “You know you want me” Sabayton.

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