On the evening of the 22nd of August 2017, a dream came true. Ten years in the making and my book Four in the Morning was launched to the world. The atmosphere – as so many who attended told me – was so full of love. I felt it too. It was the first time in a decade that I was able to publicly honour Grant, my children, and every person who made this book possible.
To Deborah du Plooy and the team at Skoobs Theatre of Books, thank you for providing the most beautiful venue, with every detail taken care of; your incredible staff, and your beautiful heart.
To Donna McCallum, my Fairy Godmother, for holding the space for me to share this dream come true, I could not have wished for anyone more special to wave her wand over me last night. Thank you for flying all the way up from Cape Town to share in and facilitate the evening.
To Robin Pullen, for so graciously offering to MC the evening’s events and for doing it with such panache. Thank you.
To Justin Mitchell, my son, you thought you couldn’t but you could and you did. I had tears in my eyes as I listened to you playing the piano in the background. I love you and I thank you.
To Kim Hunter (Tango with Text) for surprising me with a full live stream of the evening’s events, I am still gobsmacked that you did this for me. Because of you, people who couldn’t make it to the launch, people from all over South Africa, and the world, could celebrate with me and share in this final phase of my journey. I don’t know how to thank you. But thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
To everyone who showed up in person on the night… WOW! I still cannot believe the turnout. On a school night. I am deeply grateful and honoured to have shared this space with each of you. My only regret is that there weren’t enough hours in the evening to share individually with each of you.
If you missed out on the launch, it’s all here, from beginning to end. My dream come true.