As I type the wife is running around the apartment, deciding which of her countless pairs of shoes she won't be packing for the trip back to Australia next week.
We leave Paris mid-next week, endure the world's longest plane flight and arrive back in the homeland just in time to get stuck into the Aussie launch of A Town Like Paris.
The good folk at Hachette Australia (my publishers) have organised a three-city book promo tour - complete with book signings, cocktails and canapés. I'll be variously bunkering down in bookstores or propping up a bar in a city centre near you - it would be great if you were able to pop by and say hello.
The details of my bookstore signings - plus the details of my Sydney launch event - are listed below:
Monday October 1
Mary Ryan's Bookshop
40 Park Road
I'll be reading from A Town Like Paris, chatting about life in the City of Light and hanging out with the in-laws (Shay hails from Brizvegas) - please come and join the fun.
LAUNCH EVENT - Hosted by Angus & Robertson
Wednesday October 3
Pacifica Bar, The Eastern
Oxford St, Bondi Junction
My new best friends at Angus & Robertson are very kindly hosting a cocktail party book launch fiesta. See the Angus & Robertson website (below) for details on the event and how to get yourself on the guest list.
Thursday October 4
Reader's Feast Bookstore
Midtown Plaza, Cnr Bourke and Swanston Sts
I'll be reading from the book, signing copies and generally making myself available for anyone who wants to pop by.