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Thursday, October 14, 2010
SHALL WE DANCE? by Maggie Alderson
Dress? Check. Shoes? Check. Several other dresses? Check. Blow dry appointment? Check. Extra shoes? Yes.
OK, I’m ready for my book launch.
My new novel Shall We Dance? is in the shops in Australia. How did that happen?
It seems only a minute ago that I was the only person on earth who knew who Loulou and Theo and Chard and Marc were and now I am getting lovely tweets from people telling me they are reading about them in the hairdressers and on the bus.
It's also great to get tweets from some Twitterers I will be meeting over the next few weeks at the various events I’m going to be doing around Australia. I love putting real human faces to Twitter tags.
Here is where I’m going to be to have a chat, answer questions and sign books. Please come along because a) being alone at a book signing is every editor's worst nightmare and b)I would love to meet you.
My new book is set in a vintage store, so one of the things I will talk about is the joy of vintage clothes and accessories – so please bring some of your favourites along to show me.
Tuesday October 26th
Ariel Books, 42 Oxford Street.
Wednesday October 27th
Thursday October 28th
Mary Ryan’s book shop, 40 Park Road, Milton.
Friday October 29th
Sheraton Hotel, hosted by Mary Ryan’s, Noosa
This one is ‘cocktails’ yee haw!
Wednesday November 3rd
Adelaide Library, 176 Tynte Street, North Adelaide
Hosted by Dymocks
Collins book shop, 2/260 Main North Road, Clare
Thursday November 4th
Woden Library, Corinna Street, Phillip
Hosted by Dymocks
Friday November 5th
Reef Restaurant, Terrigal
10.30 am for morning tea (snacks, hurrah!)
It's been a diverse career. Not many people have written for Allure and (the late-lamented...) Gourmet mag.
I've been a magazine editor, an op ed columnist on a broadsheet newspaper, and for years covered the fashion shows in Paris, Milan etc.
But while I shifted between the worlds of food, fashion and current affairs, there was one overriding passion: books.
Now I write them - five novels published, with another due out this year, and several books of journalism.
Here I write about them.