Last Sunday, while my three boys we all ‘dying’ from man flu (Harvey) and man flu in training (Noah and Ethan), I took the car and headed south to Hobart to finally meet Anita Heiss for the launch of her new chick lit book Paris Dreaming.
I first spoke to Anita when I reviewed her novel, Manhattan Dreaming, for Sassi Sam and then we started chatting on Twitter. After a year of talking chocolate (she shares my intense love for it) and books and me living the life of an author vicariously through her tweets and media interviews, we finally met up for a chat in person before her launch at Fullers Hobart. We discovered Norman and Dann’s chocolate delights in Salamanca Place and then had a quick bite at the Retro Cafe before heading back to Fullers.
Anita launched Patsy Cameron’s Grease and Ochre:The Blending of Two Cultures at the Colonial Sea Frontier and then Patsy launched Paris Dreaming. Read Anita’s blog about the launch.
Afterwards we chatted again before Anita had to get to the airport and fly back to Sydney, and I headed home to my sick boys. I spent the whole trip thinking about how I must get writing on my own book, inspired by someone who has written 10, including a text book! That’s not mentioning everything else Dr Heiss has achieved.