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SA Partridge

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Reaching out of the box

Another great weekend come and gone.

I was privileged enough to join fellow scribbler Sarah Lotz on the set of youth television talk show Keeping it Real this weekend as a guest on their Word Power show. It was great fun running around on such a vibey set and everyone was really great, even if I did suffer from incredible word salad during filming.

It was wonderful to be able to introduce The Goblet Club to a broader audience and I hope that new readers will enjoy the book.

It’s quite strange when you think about it, the whole writing life I mean. You imagine this incredibly introverted existence that revolves around a rustic wooden desk covered in bits of paper, misplaced spectacles, pens that never seem to work and a cat, or in my case – lots of cats. I never for a second thought of the mad rush of shopping for shoes for a themed book launch, printing posters for book stores, emails upon emails to people and the whole marketing exercise that seems to take up your entire life.

I can’t say that it’s a bad trade-in really. I’ve still had the time to write some pretty good stories (well I think so at least) and meet some truly incredible people.

I’m not entirely sure of the exact date the show is going to be airing but I think its either December 02 or April 25. (Those are the two dates I heard being thrown around.) The show is Keeping it Real and its on SABC2 at 16:30.

I’ll keep the post updated when I know the exact date.

 

Recent comments:

  • <a href="http://fionasnyckers.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Fiona</a>
    Fiona
    November 10th, 2008 @09:15 #
     
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    *Hyperventilating* Shopping for shoes for a themed book launch? That sounds like such fun! I'm officially green with envy.

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  • <a href="http://sarahlotz.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sarah Lotz</a>
    Sarah Lotz
    November 10th, 2008 @10:02 #
     
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    Sally - you were amazing on the show and anyone who watches it will fly to the bookstores to snap up copies galore of The Goblet Club. And your shoes were HOT.

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  • <a href="http://www.sapartridge.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sally</a>
    Sally
    November 10th, 2008 @10:27 #
     
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    Thanks Sarah. *blush*

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