Australia/New Zealand Schedule

Just wanted to post my schedule for my Australia/New Zealand trip.  I'm leaving in a WEEK and I'm an utter mess! I've so much to do that I've been just staring at my computer frozen not knowing where to start.  My husband wants me to write up a list of dinners and how to cook them, I need to get handouts pulled together for various workshops and presentations I'm doing down under, I have to pack, I have to figure out how to Skype and install a webcam on one of our home computers, AND my editor just sent final edits for Touch of Power and needs any changes by Friday.  *Deep breath*  Well, at least once I get on the airplane, I shouldn't have trouble sleeping because I'll be exhausted ;>

As for my schedule - I'm hoping to extend my time in Brisbane and I hope there will be a public event in Auckland, New Zealand besides the RWNZ conference.  I'm a bit frustrated as I'm the type of person who would have all this scheduled and confirmed months ago, but I'm not in charge :)  My husband tells me to relax - good advice that's easier said than done!

And so, here's the schedule (check my website ( for links to the events and also check it this week for any last minute additions/changes as I'm sure there will be some):

August 5-7, 2011 Attending & Participating in Byron Bay Writers' Festival. (Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia) All weekend.

August 8, 2011 Book Signing & Talk at Dymocks. (Shop D17, 177 Albert Street (Corner Elizabeth & Albert), Brisbane, 4000 Australia, phone: (07) 3007 2800) 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (I'm hoping to extend the time - check my website this week for more details!)

August 9, 2011 Book Signing at Readings. (701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122, Australia, phone: (03) 9819 1917) 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event is FREE, but you need to call and make a reservation before the event. Here's the RSVP # 9819 1917.

August 10, 2011 Author Event & Book Signing at Wyndham Library - Plaza Branch and in conjunction with Collins Booksellers. (Corner of Derrimut and Heaths Roads, Werribee, Victoria, 3030, Australia, phone: (03) 9748 9333) 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

August 11, 2011 Book Signing at Target in Melbourne. (236 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000 Australia) 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

August 11, 2011 Informal Talk & Book Signing at Rendezvous - The Romance Bookstore. (359 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia, phone: 1800 333 113) 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

August 15, 2011 Book Signing at Kinokuniya Bookshop. (Level 2, The Galleries, 500 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia, phone: (02) 9262 7996) 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

August 16, 2011 Book Signing at Dymocks. (350 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000 Australia, phone: (02) 9223 5974) 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

August 17, 2011 Informal Book Signing at Galaxy Bookshop. (Level 1, 131 York Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia, phone: (02) 9298 3110) 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

August 17, 2011 Author Event at Ultimo Library. (38-40 William Henry Street, Ultimo New South Wales, 2007, Australia, phone: (02) 9298 3110) 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Books will be available for sale.

August 19-21, 2011 Attending & Participating in Romance Writers of New Zealand's Annual Conference. (Crowne Plaza Hotel, 128 Albert Street, Auckland, New Zealand) All weekend.


  1. Goodluck have's a link to use to pull together those can just print them off for him.

  2. I can't wait to see you in Sydney! Sorry to steal you from your family for so long :P

  3. Looking forward to meeting you in Melbourne!! Hope you have a safe and sleep-filled flight :)

  4. YAY! I was so worried you weren't coming to Brisvegas, but you are! I just hope I can get there and meet you.

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  6. My friends and I are definitely going on the 16th! Can't wait to see you.
    See you soon. :DD

  7. Thanks! I'm excited about the trip - I was just having a panic attack :) I'm planning on using skype to stay in touch with my family. I had hoped they'd come, but as you can see, my schedule is packed and it wasn't finalized early enough for us to plan for the trip. That and tickets to Sydney cost $2000 a piece! Yikes - better to use the money where we can all go and relax :)

    I'm looking forward to meeting all of you! And Bri - thanks for the link :) You're so organized!

  8. OMG!! i am soo excited that your coming to australia!!!!!!!!!! a great place to visit would be where i live... Phillip Island!!! theres lots to do (me and my friends would love to show you round) please consider it.
    go to
    ps go Yelena!

  9. I would love to go to Phillip Island, Tasmania, Perth, Adelaide, Alice Springs, the Great Barrier Reef, and more of NZ than Auckland, but I only have 3 weeks and as you can see, my days are booked :) Perhaps on the next trip!

    My publisher is working on a public event in Auckland, NZ - so check my website often :)

  10. hi! it's anonymous from before.
    You should definitely come down, it's better in summer (dec-feb) as it is WARM!!
    if you don't come we shall use our magic on you!

    p.s go ari and janco (for my friend jess.)

  11. I am heading to Sydney (from Canberra) on the 18th August, so I'm just missing out on meeting you. I'm kinda bummed about it, but perhaps another time in the future I may be able see you. Until then I shall hang on to my books hoping to get them signed.

    I hope you enjoy your time down under!


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