talks & workshops

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Relaunch of One - now with a refreshed pick me up and hug me tutu pink cover.

Reprinted ten years after its inception, because people asked for it to be.

One is a celebration of self – of individuality and life, the importance of believing in, trusting and valuing yourself. A comforting, tactile book that is a beautifully layered collection of stories, quotes, reflections and evocative images about the power of choice. Its message is universal: accept who you are and explore who you can be. It’s suitable for anyone, those who live alone and those in relationships.

One can and has helped break a cycle of unhappiness and stress. It’s the kind of book owners of it hold dear to their heart, one where people buy one as a gift and then another because they found it hard to part with. It’s one where someone told me that they ‘wore extra clothes on the plane so I could pack the one and only book they wanted to take with me when I moved to Shanghai’. Another reader, an elegant woman who disclosed she was ‘80 something', told me she had never eaten out alone before she read One and that ‘now having leant my copy to so many friends it is almost falling apart and they too are eating out on their own.’ She then added she had ‘just arrived back from Italy where I holidayed on my own for the first time and loved it…I would never have done either without your book.’

Wednesday, 23rd October at 6pm.

Constant Reader -

27 Willoughby Rd, Crows Nest NSW 2065

Drinks and a talk about the joys of life. I will be talking about what it is like to face your fears, being outside your comfort zone, and wanting to connect with others through words and images.

Saturday, 9th November, 2019 at 3.30pm

The Lost and Found Department -

39 Alexandra St, Hunters Hill NSW 2110

Afternoon tea and a talk amongst beautifully curated treasures just in time for Christmas. Lets talk about being lost and found. Bring your stories along and we’ll share.

Thursday, 14th November at 4pm

Olive and Moss -

41 Ridge St, North Sydney NSW 2060

Drinks, treats, and a one-on-one chat in a welcoming and intimate small shop that will be filled with pink blooms that is run by my once-was-assistant during my days at The Bathers Pavilion.

Thursday, 28th November at 5:30pm

Friends of Libraries Byron Shire at Bangalow Heritage House -

Deacon St & Ashton Street, Bangalow NSW 2479

Drinks, nibbles and a talk in a country town I absolutely adore. Bookings via Friends of Libraries Byron Shire website.