I am sitting at my desk in my Bali home and trying to digest what has transpired in the last week. The launch of my memoir Scarlett Voices In The Shadows was held in front of 300 people at the Australian Services Union delegates conference in Melbourne, Australia. See link for live stream.
The response after my speech was incredible. Big tough Union men were coming up to me telling me they had tears in their eyes. What really blew me away though was when I looked in front of me and noticed readers lining up to buy Scarlett and waiting for me to sign her. How fortunate I was to have had the support of my Son, Sister and best friend who where working hard to assist with the sales.
Both Men and women were waiting to buy Scarlett, some of who where purchasing two books at a time. That was last Wednesday in Australia. In only one week I have had an overwhelming response to my memoir, I have been receiving messages from readers that they cannot put her down. Devouring Scarlett Voices In the Shadows in record timing. Here are just two reviews below,
Sharon Karyasa, the book has made me feel like I’m taking a stroll through my own childhood and early 20s actually. Australia in the 70s and 80s, family violence, family life, Dad ruling the roost, Dad’s muscles and tattoos, the TV shows, getting boobs, the insecurities, the responsibility of being the eldest child, leaving school too young, sneaking in to the disco under age, boys, boys, boys, first job, saving for my first car, Bali (I stayed at the Ramayana too!!!!) working around Europe, crazy, passionate flings, drugs, alcohol, crazy adventures we were lucky to survive, and being that uncertain young girl from the land of Oz at a time Australia was ‘coming of age’ globally.
OMG… what an amazing story Sharon Karyasa. I remember you telling me some of your stories over a glass of Sav Blanc. What an inspiration you are. I’ve been reading all day…up to Chapter 26!!
I have just received an email from Dymocks in Waurn Ponds, Victoria that they have almost sold out for the second time. Readings in Carlton Melbourne are also receiving phone calls to put aside a copy for readers to collect or for them to post anywhere in Australia.
I am spellbound by the news that Scarlett has been printed and sent to Japan and Finland. Scarlett Voices In The Shadows is available through Amazon World Wide, although it is important to check the Author as Sharon Karyasa before ordering.
Today is Thursday in Bali. With the help of a dynamic business women and woman’s network group, I am re-launching Scarlett Voices In The Shadows next Wednesday 26 October at an exclusive new Chinese restaurant called the Golden Monkey in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.
This is amusing to me as my blog is called monkeybusinesswhispers because of the inspiration from the location where I live close to the magical Sangeh Monkey forest.
I promise I will keep you updated on the journey of Scarlett, I feel so much love at the moment.
I am sending you a ray beam of rejuvenation, sunshine and hope.