Every day, I shoot a live talk show called The Social. But in two weeks, I’m giving birth to my book baby, Listen To The Squawking Chicken. My book baby has dual citizenship. Or you could say I’m having twins. My Canadian book baby will be born April 1 and my American book baby will come out on April 22. In support of both releases, I’ll be taking my book baby on tour. So…kinda like a maternity leave. Only I’ll still be working. LaineyGossip.com will operate on regular schedule. There will be no interruption to the gossip. I’m just taking the gossip, and my book baby, on the road. Like the Blue Ivy Carter who is currently touring with her mother, Beyonce.
Oh and PS? Jann Arden, Johanna Schneller, and Marsha Lederman are part of my book baby tour!
Very excited to be sharing with you the details of my book baby tour/maternity leave. Will you come see my book baby? I really want to shove it in your face and make you talk to me about it. Only, unlike real babies, as promised, I won’t get mad if you tell me my book baby isn’t cute, and I definitely won’t insist that it’s the most beautiful miracle that ever happened. Tears won’t come to my eyes if you think my book baby is average and/or boring. All I want is the chance to meet you.
Will you come? Details are below! (Please note to those of you in the US: details for that tour will be posted in a separate blog in the coming days.)
And because Gossip Is Everything, vitaminwater is joining me alongside the book tour for our now-annual Faculty of Celebrity Studies tour. Our lectures are intimate and the venues are small so spots for those events will be very limited and we will conduct draws. I would be SO honored if you want to come and I hope to see you at one if not both events. The way to do that is to guarantee yourself a spot at one of the bigger book launch events.
The schedule for both is below. Details to attend the official book launch event in Calgary (via www.wordfest.com/event/elaine-lui) are below. To attend the Vancouver and Toronto official book launch events please call 1-866-545-0016 or visit www.GlobeRecognition.com. Vancouver tickets go on sale tomorrow (Wednesday, March 19th). The Toronto ticket release will be announced at a later date and I will let you know as soon as they go on sale. All book events include a copy of my book baby. I don’t mind if you take pictures of it, even with flash.
If you can’t come but would like to buy my book baby online, it’s available for pre-sale via Amazon, Chapters-Indigo, McNally Robinson, and Random House of Canada via this link. In the US it is available now for preorder at Amazon and at Barnes & Noble.
Thank you for all your support. There is no way my book baby could have been conceived without your visits every day. And please know that this has been acknowledged inside by book baby. If you get one, check the last page, final line.
Monday April 7
vitaminwater faculty of celebrity studies event, Ottawa*
Tuesday April 8 7:00pm
Chapters Rideau, 47 Rideau St.
This is a free, public event. For more information please visit chapters.indigo.ca or phone (613) 241-0073
Wednesday April 9 7:00pm
Chapters Southpoint, 3227 Calgary Trail NW
This is a free, public event. For more information please visit chapters.indigo.ca or phone (780) 431-9694
Thursday April 10
vitaminwater faculty of celebrity studies event, Calgary*
Thursday April 10 6:00pm
Wordfest Presents Elaine Lui in Conversation with Jann Arden
John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library, Central Branch, 616 Macleod Trail SE
This is a ticketed, public event. For more details please visit Wordfest.com/event/elaine-lui or phone (403) 237-9068
Friday April 11 5:00pm
Globe Recognition Presents Elaine Lui in Conversation with Marsha Lederman
Villa Amato Ballroom, 88 1st Avenue East
This is a ticketed, public event. For more information please visit www.GlobeRecognition.com or phone 1-866-545-0016
Saturday April 12
vitaminwater faculty of celebrity studies event, Vancouver*
Tuesday April 29 6:00pm
Globe Recognition Presents Elaine Lui in Conversation with Johanna Schneller
Airship 37, 37 Parliament Street
This is a ticketed, public event. Tickets will be available soon! For more information please visit www.GlobeRecognition.com or phone 1-866-545-0016
Saturday May 3 2:00pm
Indigo Place Montréal Trust, 1500 McGill College Ave
This is a free, public event. For more information please visit chapters.indigo.ca or phone (514) 281-5549
*Very limited seating by invitation or random draw only.
For more information on all of the above events, please visit www.randomhouse.ca/LaineyEvents