Thursday, October 22, 2009

In The Shops

What does an author do in the afternoon when she should be working on her novel? Well, if it's the day her book first hits the shelves, she hits the shops in pursuit of it. These photos aren't wonderful, but she was over excited and the only camera she had was the one on her phone.

This photo was taken in Hill of Content bookshop in Bourke Street, Melbourne.

And so was this one

Unfortunately, when she got to Reader's Feast, at the corner of Bourke and Swanston Streets, there was a man trying to look at Bob Ellis's new book. She tried to be subtle - really she did - but he was engrossed and he was in her way. So, it was either push him or ask him nicely to move.

He was very nice in the end, and no readers had to be harmed in the making of this blog. Lucky for him, is all I can say.


  1. It's appropriate that your number one fan has the privilege of congratulating you on this wonderful day, WriterBee. Well done to you. It's a wonderful milestone in your life, and something you've earned by your sensitivity and insight, your perseverance, and your sheer writing talent.
    And it's a poignant coincidence that today is also the day Don Lane died - of Alzheimer's.

  2. Eeeeeeeeek! The hugest congratulations of all! How rediculously exciting!