Announcing book launch for Island Views at a Group Book Launch

 On Friday, August 14 at 2:00pm MDT, the newest title from Doublejoy Books will be launched at When Words Collide literary festival. Look there for info on Island Views, a short novel with elements of romance and mystery. 

During the coronavirus pandemic, everyone is re-inventing social events like book launches and writers conventions. This August, When Words Collide literary festival is a free and virtual event with all-online activities at no charge. One of these activities is a Group Book Launch, taking place not in a hotel conference hall but as a Zoom meeting with nine different authors and their new books. You can learn about the When Words Collide festival at their website On the page's Menu the link What's Happening takes you to the festival program, where the Group Book Launch is listed on Friday August 14 at 2pm Mountain Daylight time.

Among the books being launched at this Group Book Launch is Island Views, the newest title to be released from Doublejoy Books! It's available now as an ebook from many online vendors. Check it out now, and on Friday August 14 we'll see you at the launch.

Group Book Launch during When Words Collide,

on Friday August 14 at 2pm MDT

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