Dear Gossips,

Did you know that it’s Chinese Valentine’s Day on Thursday? The Chinese Squawking Chicken gave me a list love matches and mismatches that I’ll post later this week.

Speaking of the Squawking Chicken…

I wrote a book called Listen To The Squawking Chicken that was released last year. THANK YOU for helping to make it a national bestseller! Today is the launch of the trade paperback with a brand new cover AND bonus content that includes an interview with my ma, the Squawking Chicken, and Feng Shui tips, and an FAQ, and more. You voted on the colour – here it is! For more details, please click here.

Would you like a copy? We’re giving away 10 copies. Please email [email protected] with Listen To The Squawking Chicken as the title.

And while we’re on the subject of new books, Kazuo Ishiguro’s latest, The Buried Giant, is out today too. The Guardian called it “Game Of Thrones with a conscience”. I loved Never Let Me Go. God, I loved that book. It’s a perfect winter book, as is The Buried Giant, during these last lonely days of dark and cold. I was in the mood for it this weekend and I mainlined it along with a few fingers of scotch. You know how light and fluffy reading can dominate spring and summer? Ending your “serious reading season” with The Buried Giant is a good way to kick off your beach book list.

Yours in gossip,


Congratulations Kelly B of Pickering, ON who is the winner of this year’s Annual Red Carpet Contest! Kelly had 19 correct answers with the earliest time stamp on her ballot. She’s getting an Alexander McQueen bag, $500 to spend at Homesense, and an overflowing beauty products basket.