“The only regret I have in my life is not having made it to one of Zoe Foster Blake’s book events.
That and smoking too much.”
- Oscar Wilde on his deathbed, just before the sassy wallpaper comment.
To celebrate the launch of my latest novel, The Wrong Girl, I am doing a series of book events in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast at the end of the month. They are being called “cocktail literary events” I will have you know, which means we all get to dress up a little bit, and I am not allowed to wear my double-pluggers and Bintang singlet.
I will be on stage chatting about the book and being interviewed, then I will do a Q&A with you sweet lollipops, and then I am gonna sign the heck out of your copy of The Wrong Girl. (Obviously don’t buy the book before you get to the event – it’s WAY more fun to buy it at the party and have it signed all fresh and stuff.)
The events look a bit like this, but with more cocktails and canapés and pen marks on my fingers from where I lovingly scribble my name on the inside cover of each book….
THURSDAY FEB 27 & FRIDAY FEB 28
QT Hotel, Sydney, 6 – 8 PM
MONDAY MARCH 3
QT Hotel, Gold Coast, 6 – 8 PM
TUESDAY MARCH 4
Ecco Bar (underneath Mary Ryan’s bookshop), 6 – 8 PM
* Contact Mary Ryan’s direct on 07 3510 5000 to book your place!
FRIDAY MARCH 7
The Olsen Hotel, Melbourne, 6 – 8 PM
The full details of each event (Brisbane notwithstanding) are listed here, and that’s where you need to go right now to book your seat.
Probably snizzlewozz over there pretty soon as places are limited and going fast, which I can only attribute to my sensational work with cash bribes and creating a sense of urgency via bossy, frantic blog posts like this.
I apologise to all the dear rascals in Tassie, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Cairns, Taree and everywhere else I am ungraciously not heading, but I will be a heavily pregnant dame on this tour, and so trying to limit my travel and manic work levels in general around that time.
In lieu of said pregnancy, I hope you will not mind if I eat a tub of ice cream while I speak on stage. Thank you.
See you there!
Looking extremely forward to it,
- Zo x