Enthusiastic crowd. Generous support. Laughs, chuckles, and some serious moments, too. These are a few descriptors for the launch of Coop the Great that was held at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg on November 18, 2018.
My daughter, Ashley, kicked things off with a lovely introduction. From there, I read a few chapters, discussed where the seed for the book was planted, and talked about some of its writing challenges. In the book, Coop is a rescue dog from fictional Derby Animal Shelter. Guest D’Arcy Johnston of D’Arcy’s Animal Rescue Centre spoke about what goes on at a real not-for-profit shelter like his. D’Arcy’s canine ambassador, Darnold, was there too, eager for photo ops. It was a great afternoon, thanks to all those who attended.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here are a few wordless memories from the launch of Coop the Great.