Launch of: Watching Jimmy

Nancy Hartry celebrated the launch of Watching Jimmy, her first novel on Sunday, May 31, 2009. Watching Jimmy grew from her short story “Thunderbird Swing,” which was published in Secrets. Set in 1958, Watching Jimmy is a brilliant portrait of a time past, a family of strong women, and a resourceful young girl who exudes character, resilience, and most of all, love.

Swansea Town Hall
The launch was held at Swansea Town Hall, near many locations mentioned in the novel.

Nancy Hartry signing
Nancy Hartry signing books for families and friends.

Watching Jimmy cake
A Watching Jimmy cake!

During Nancy Hartry's reading
Listening to Nancy Hartry read a passage from her novel. She also talked about the writing process and how some elements from the book came to be.

Nancy Hartry and friends
Nancy Hartry invited her friends from CANSCAIP and writing workshops to her launch.

Video of Nancy Hartry reading an excerpt from her novel:

Video of Nancy Hartry’s son and his friend performing The White Cliffs of Dover:

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