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Let’s hang out and chat – this is where I’ll be on my Aussie book tour

In Uncategorized on October 15, 2012 at 1:27 pm

In less than one week I’ll be back on Australian soil. So excited. Also hoping I might get to meet some of you in actual real life at the various events I’m doing around the country to talk about my new book Everything Changes But You.

If you do come along, you’ll also be able to meet this little chap below: My Chanel couture troll. He’s dressed in a scrap of fabric and some pins I picked up off the floor in the Chanel couture atelier, years ago when I was there with Kate Moss. She was having fittings. I was taking it all in with my eyes on stalks.

He’s one of the fetish objects I have to have around me to feel right to write.

That’s what I’m going to talk about this time, how I approach the process of writing. I’m not one of those people who likes to sit in the corner of a cafe and scribble in a notebook. I like a very controlled environment, with particular music, a fast boiling kettle, my fetish objects and pictures around me.

I’d love to see what you like to have near you to feel in the zone. Is there a particular mug? A pencil sharpener? Certain books you have to have in sight? If there are, please bring them along for a show and tell.

Here is where I’ll be when, hope you can come along.

Sydney – Wednesday 24 October, 7.00pm

Mosman Library, 605 Military Road, Mosman

Tickets $10 ($8 concessions). Bookings on 02 9969 9736.

Brisbane – Thursday 25 October, 6.15pm

Mary Ryan, 40 Park Road, Milton

Ticket $5, includes refreshments.

To book, please call 07 3510 5000

Melbourne – Tuesday 30 October, 7.00pm

Matilda’s Books, 15 Hamilton Place, Mount Waverley

Event is free, but bookings essential on 03 9888 1433

Melbourne – Wednesday 31 October, 6.30pm

Readings Hawthorn, 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn

This event is free, but you must book on 03 9819 1917

Canberra – Thursday 1 November, 6.00pm

Paperchain, 34 Franklin Street, Manuka

This is a free event, but please book on 02 6295 6723

Bowral – Friday 2 November 10.30am

Bookshop at Bowral, at The Gibraltar Hotel, Cnr Centennial Rd & Boronia St, Bowral

$20 per person, includes morning tea. To book, call 02 4862 1634

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