The Treachery of Beautiful Things booklaunch

What a wonderful night. With photos to prove it…

Look at my pretty book! Look at all the pretty books!

Having spent the two previous days getting apologies from those who couldn’t make it (with perfectly valid reasons of course), with a major concert on in Dublin, the Junior Cert exam results out that day, and traffic chaos, I was expecting no one to make it but we had a great turnout in the end. Yay! I didn’t get to talk to everyone, nor as much as I would have liked to but it was fantastic to see so many people, new friends and old. (Yes, I got into trouble for mentioning my “oldest” friends — I think I am forgiven now, barely. “The people with whom I have been friends the longest” isn’t quite so snappy though.)

Bob from The Gutter Bookshop introduced us,and Celine Kiernan spoke so kindly about The Treachery of Beautiful Things.

The wonderful Celine Kiernan

And I thanked … well everyone in the world really, virtual, imaginary, and real.


But eventually I shut up again and we had cake.

Did I mention the cake? 😀

Oh yes, there was cake

I didn’t actually get any cake because I was signing books

Signing books

but I’m told people enjoyed it and the hoard of small children surrounding the table earned themselves the nickname “The Cookie Monsters”.

And then it was time to go home. Thanks so much to everyone who was able to make it, who sent good wishes and celebrated online. I had a fabulous evening. I hope you did too!

Ruth and Celine – see how much fun I’m having?

Next up, it’s Titancon, from the 21st of September, in Belfast. I’ll be on the literary panels, and signing books. Check out those guests! Can’t wait!

The Treachery of Beautiful Things is now available, from Dial Books at

Indiebound Book Depository | | Barnes & Noble | Powells

and at your local bookshop.

eta: I forgot to add – The Treachery of Beautiful Things got a STARRED REVIEW in the ALA Booklist – their review is here.

10 thoughts on “The Treachery of Beautiful Things booklaunch

  1. It looks as if a great time was had by all. Congratulations. Hope you sell shed-loads and the day lives long (see what I did there!) in your memory. Gillixxx

  2. Looks fab Ruth. I’m really sorry I couldn’t come. I hope you sell massive, overwhelming, gobsmacking, jawdropping, flabbergasting, awe-inspiring, life-enhancing numbers of books x

  3. So sorry not to be there – cake looks great and the book…even better.

    Have a great time at Titancon. I hope you sign so many both hands get tired.

  4. Really wonderful!!! Congrats on your booklaunch! Your book looks really awesome! Hope I can read it and review it one day!
    And look at that marvelous cake!

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