For those of you who happen to be in the City of Light on Monday April 21, those of you expecting to pass through, or those of you mad enough to make the journey, I'll be the guest of honour at a little literary soirée - to which you are all cordially invited.
Organised by Terrance, the amiable editor of the popular online newsletter, Paris Through Ex-Patriate Eyes, the evening will be a chance to sip a few fine French wines, nibble on a selection of fine French fare and listen in rapt amazement as I read from A Town Like Paris.
It's all happening at Le Select, 99 Boulevard Montparnasse, in the sixth arrondissement (just behind the Jardins du Luxembourg).
Terrance tells me numbers are strictly limited. The best way to make sure you don't miss out is to follow this link and follow the instructions.
To read the interview I gave to PTEE, click here.
Watch this space for announcements of other Paris bookstore and cafe events in the coming months ....
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Today is a special day for me. It marks the date on which I have officially become a published author in the United States.
Some would say the fact it is also April Fool's Day could not be more appropriate, but there's no need for us to dwell on that.
And so bookstores all over the US will today start selling A Town Like Paris -- and America will get a flavour of Paris from an Aussie point of view.
To mark the occasion, my publishers in the US, Broadway Books (an imprint of Random House) have been busily organising a few online promotional efforts.
The first is a promotional video, recorded here in Paris a couple of weeks ago, and posted this week on the website: www.booksvideo.tv
The video follows me on a little tour of Paris. For the film buffs among you, you will be interested to learn that all the traveling footage of Paris-by-night was taken from the back of my beloved Vespa. The film-maker, Jethro, displayed nerves of steel to hang one-handed from the back of Mojito as I cruised past some of the city's best known monuments.
To view the video, click here.
The second promotional effort is a guest blog entry on the popular Travelocity blog, Window Seat. To check out my musings, click here.