Friday, August 30, 2013

My Daughter...The Author!

It's been an exciting month for our first daughter, Jennifer.  On August 3, after years in the making, her first novel  was released for sale.  Last night we went to the official launch of her book.  It was an amazing experience.

Love Letters of the Angels of Death is hard for me to describe, so I've led you, via this link, to a review of it. It's not like any novel I've ever read.  It's a fascinating work of literature.  Although it's fiction, I can recognize many real-life experiences and incidents that Jenny used as inspiration in her writing, and it feels to me like a very personal book.  We are very proud of her.  She wrote it over a period of several years while being a stay-at-home Mom to her husband and five sons.

Proud Parents with their Author Daughter, Jennifer Quist

Jenn reading a selection from her book at the book launch.

Handing an autographed copy to her cousin. The lady at the table with
her is another Alberta author, Fran Kimmel (The Shore Girl).
We had never been to a book launch before.  It's quite a fun event to attend.  The venue (Lacombe Memorial Center) was beautiful and perfect for an event like this.  Between 50  - 60 people attended so Jenn was very pleased with that.  A lot of mix and mingling after Jenn's reading, catered snacks, and an all round lovely evening.

She has a book signing event scheduled for a book store in Red Deer, and another in Calgary.  I believe she's going to try to have one in Edmonton and Lethbridge as well.  So she'll be very busy in the next few months.  Her literary agent is already shopping around her second novel so we're hoping the success of this one will boost the interest in her second one.

Love Letters of the Angels of Death is available on-line at


Bouncin Barb said...

Hi Pat! Congrats to your daughter. How excited you all must be and I'm sure you are one proud Mama! I got your comment on my blog thank you. Please send me your email address to

RoeH said...

What a proud moment! I'll have to look into the book. What fun for her.


HOW exciting. I hope it's a huge success.

doodles n daydreams said...

Wow Pat, how exciting. How proud you all must be. And how well your daughter did to write it while being a busy wife and mother as well.
I'm going to be keeping an eye out for it in our local library, and if they don't have it before too long I shall recommend they get it.


Mickey said...

Sorry I had to miss the launch but will be at the book signing event!
I loved the book & so does everyone else it seems by all the stars it's getting! I know how proud you are of Jen!
She looked so relaxed and happy in the pictures. Know you and all your family are so proud of her!
Can't wait til the next book is out!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my gosh - congrats to her. You have to be proud of her!

thisisme said...

Hi Pat. How proud you must be of your daughter, who has five sons. Waow ! Congratulations and a big well done to your daughter. I will certainly check it out on Amazon.

Granny Annie said...

The book sounds absolutely wonderful and you have to be so proud of your daughter. I wish her great success with this lovely work of genius.

Granny Sue said...

Congratulations to Jen! That's quite an accomplishment, esp with little children underfoot. I hope her sales go well.