So this is what the lovely people at Get Reading have in store for me over the next few weeks. I’m excited to be part of Australia’s largest annual celebration of books and reading, and for my novel to be carrying the trademark Get Reading sticker.
I’m looking forward to meeting as many readers as possible on my travels… and to being in a hotel room by myself for the first time in five years.
Here’s what the tour looks like:
Mon 26 March, 6.00pm SYDNEY
Launch of The Mothers’ Group, Berkelouw Books, 19 Oxford St Paddington. Ellen Fanning in conversation with Fiona Higgins. Contact/RSVP: Genevieve Barry on 02 9360 3200 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tues 27 March, 11.00am GOONDIWINDI
Fiona Higgins Author talk Goondiwindi Library, 4–6 McLean St, Goondiwindi. Contact/RSVP: June on 07 4671 7470 or email@example.com
Tues 27 March, 6.00pm NARRABRI
Narrabri launch of The Mothers’ Group at The Crossroads Hotel, 170 Maitland Street, Narrabri. Cost: Free (bar service available). Contact/RSVP: Jenny Campbell on (02) 6792 3336 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Julie Herbert at Prosound Bookstore on 6792 5544 or email@example.com
Tues 3 April, 11.00am OAKEY
Literary Morning Tea with Fiona Higgins. Oakey Library, 60 Campbell St, Oakey. Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: Jennifer Pendlebury on 07 46921054 or Jennifer.Pendlebury@toowoombaRC.qld.gov.au
Tues 3 April, 6.00pm BRISBANE
Literary evening at Coaldrakes Bookshop, The Barracks, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane. Cost: $5 incl glass of wine. Contact/RSVP: Guy Coaldrake 07 3367 8526.
Wed 4 April, 10.00am GOLD COAST
Literary morning tea at Elanora Library, The Pines Shopping Centre , Guineas Creek Road Elanora. Free event. Contact/RSVP: Louise Pieper on 07 5581 7441 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed 4 April, 6.30pm BRISBANE
Literary Wine & Cheese Night. Arana Hills Library, Cobbitty Crescent, Arana Hills. Free event. Contact/RSVP: Tina Cavanough on 3480 9924 or email@example.com
Thurs 5 April, 10.30am SUNSHINE COAST
Literary Morning Talk at Cooroy Library, 9 Maple St, Cooroy. Cost: $$ cake and coffee. Contact/RSVP: Liz Bleechmore 07 5454 9000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thurs 5 April, 2.00pm PADDINGTON
Literary Afternoon Tea with Fiona Higgins. Black Cat Books, 179 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington. Contact/RSVP: Nina Atkinson 07 3367 8777 or email@example.com
Thurs 12 April, 11.00am SYDNEY
Literary morning tea at Montagu Cafe, Shop 2,13 Ernest St Crows Nest. Contact/RSVP: (02) 9438 4478 or Peter Kirby at The Constant Reader -firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon 16 April, 7.00pm SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Literary Evening at Charles Sturt Library Service, Findon Library, Corner Grange and Findon Roads. Free event. Contact/RSVP: Carolyn Lethbridge 8408 1333 or Laurie McCann 8408 1333.
Tues 17 April, 11.45am MORPHETT VALE
Author talk with light refreshments. 175 Bains Road, Morphett Vale, SA. Free event. Contact/RSVP: Bridget Coulter on 8384 0053 or email@example.com or Mike and Becky Lucas at Shakespeare’s Books on 8382 3343 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tues 17 April, 7.00pm CLARE
Wine and cheese evening in Clare. Function Room, Clare Town Hall, 229 Main Rd, Clare. Cost: Gold coin donation. Contact/RSVP: Heather Lymburn on 08 88423817 or Lymburn.email@example.com