On Friday 8 May 2015 we launched Amanda Hickie’s thrilling novel An Ordinary Epidemic at the SA Writers’ Centre in Adelaide. A supportive crowd braved the autumn rain to join us in celebrating this terrific novel. In her launch speech Lynette Washington made everyone acutely aware that Amanda’s story about a deadly outbreak could have been about us. What would you do if the epidemic hit? How far would you go to protect the ones you love? Amanda Hickie emphasised the importance of ethics in all of our lives and told us how the idea for the book came to her when she was living in Canada during the SARS outbreak.
People mingled, ate yummy gluten-free crackers made by local Mia Ringsparr, caught up with fellow writers and talked about all things bookish while Amanda was busy signing books. MidnightSun can’t emphasise enough how much it means to us to have such strong local support. Thank you so much to everyone for attending and for spreading the word about this book!