Beacon Hill author Amy Hutton (main image) launched her Northern Beaches romance novel at Warringah Mall last night.

Ms Hutton was joined at 6.00pm yesterday evening (Tuesday, 15 August) by around 30 close supporters for the launch of her debut romance novel ‘Sit, Stay, Love’ at Harry Hartog Bookseller, Warringah Mall, Brookvale.

Ms Hutton gave a reading from the novel, in which her lead character is drawn towards a movie star she is helping to work with dogs. The Northern Beaches plays a key part in the setting of the novel.

Amy Hutton book launch

Following her reading, Ms Hutton participated in a lively and engaged question and answer session followed by a book signing. She explained her writing process and revealed her satisfaction at seeing the novel in local bookstores.

“It’s really wild to me that it’s happened, and I feel like it has happened really fast. I left my job nearly five years ago. Some people may ask, ‘It took five years?’ and I respond, ‘Oh, you need to talk to some writers.’

“In reality, it was four years by the time I got signed, so I feel like that has happened really fast, and I’ve written four manuscripts in that time, which is not too bad for a beginner. This book came out so fast from pitch to release. Since I got the call for the offer, it has been a very fast procedure,” shared Ms Hutton.

Amy Hutton book launch

Published by Simon & Schuster Australia and available in bookstores now, Amy Hutton’s rom-com novel ‘Sit, Stay, Love’ involves a love triangle between Sera who runs a loss-making animal shelter which relies on the handsome male vet Toby, who seems stuck in the friendzone, and famous movie star Ethan, who needs to overcome his fear of dogs.

For more, read our previous article Northern Beaches love story on Romance Author Amy Hutton and her debut novel.

Images: Northern Beaches Advocate

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