I'm dropping in to let you know that this Friday is the official release date of my book! How amazing is that?! I'll be hanging out in a few bookshops to promote it. Which is rather wonderful because bookshops are one of my favourite places to hang out.
When Elsa was a newborn, and we lived in the inner city suburb of Leichhardt, there was a bookshop I'd often walk to. After coffee and a sfogliatella , I'd push that chunky pram into the store and browse the shelves. Books on gardening, cooking, farming, tree changes and decorating country houses were the titles I'd covet the most. Twelve years later some of those books are still on high rotation on my reading pile. Well-loved classics.
Funny thing is, I'm going back to that very bookshop for an event as part of my book tour. Never, in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that we'd move to Tasmania let alone that I'd end up writing a book about it. Back then, even leaving the city seemed an impossible dream. Elsa would be almost two before we actually took the leap and landed in Tasmania. I cannot get over the serendipity.
I'm looking forward to hitting the road and meeting people and telling my story. I will probably be overwhelmed, I will probably cry.
As a special part of the book tour, I am also super excited to be teaching three Food Styling and Photography Workshops at The School with incredible Megan Morton. Not only do I get to teach you all my tricks and feast on some recipes from my book, but we get to play on the most stylish camera on the block - the Olympus OM-D E-M10.
Maybe you could come and say hi! I will also be doing a lot of radio interviews so I'll keep you posted on my Facebook page, if you want to listen in.
What a chatfest over the next few weeks. I'm certainly going to need more biscuits.
A Table In Orchard Tour Dates *
30 April 5:30pm Fullers Book Shop Hobart Thursday
Saturday 2 May ABC Bookshop Hobart - 11am and 2pm
Friday 8 and Saturday 9 May AGFEST Not Just Books stand (CWA Drive)
(if you can't find me I'll probably be over near the tractors)
Tuesday 12 May 7pm Melbourne Books for Cooks event
Wednesday 13 May 12:30 Readings Hawthorn
Thursday 14 May 6:30 Sydney Berkelouw Leichhardt
Saturday 6 June Hobart Food & Styling Workshop
Saturday 27 June Sydney Food & Styling Workshop
Saturday 4 July Melbourne Food & Styling Workshop
* All these dates have links to the details.