Thanks for coming out on a stormy Melbourne night.

058It’s 6.30 pm on a rainy Monday evening. I arrive to find an original Featherston chair sitting on stage (thanks Lucy for lending us your precious family heirloom). Doris is checking that all is in order and we are both hoping our guests will brave the violent Melbourne weather and venture out…

IMG_4789[1]Patrick the lovely owner of this intimate little bar, Some Velvet Morning, has absolutely no doubts and begins pouring Prosecco…

046He’s right and slowly the room begins to fill.

084Doris welcomes every body…

090And eventually I have a chat to this wonderful group of people who so kindly let me ramble on.


When the formalities are done more Prosecco is poured, much talk is had, till finally….


I can kickback, let my hair down, sit in the famous chair and have myself a nice little drink!

But before I go here are the thank you’s to the generous people who made this night such a success…

Darling Doris who dragged me away from my computer, organised the night, found the venue, sent out invitations, rounded up the chair, and made everyone feel welcome.  (Doris will you marry me!)

To Patrick for opening up his bar on a rare night off and staying long after the scheduled closing time.

To Grace who greeted the guests and quietly made sure that all was being done when I was running around like a madwoman.

To gorgeous Pete for turning up just when I needed you, handling book sales and wrangling that bloody credit card machine.

Argie who so stylishly put together the platters of food, then rolled her sleeves up and cleared away the mess when I was too tired to bother.

To my dear friend and editor Karyn who has been untiring in her support and took time out from her busy schedule to fly over especially for the event. Once here she got me organised and kept my nerves at bay with hugs, calmness and lots of lovely wine.

And lastly to all the gorgeous women who turned up on that wet Melbourne night and showed their most generous support.

Thank you and much love, Anna X

Anna Buckley Books

Love you to read my books

The Lost Woman series follows the sexy adventures of Christina as she makes her way through a world of new media, design, fashion,  travel, and … men.
The complete series is available now at Amazon, Kobo, Google Books, Barnes & Noble and iBooks, both as eBooks and print books. They can also be ordered from any book store, or by mail order on the BOOKS page.





7 responses to “Thanks for coming out on a stormy Melbourne night.”

  1. Dearest Anna, I love how you just ‘do what feels right’! Had an absolute ball during my short stay in Melbourne. Loved the quirky shops and bar hopping in Fitzroy the day before your big book launch @ Some Velvet Morning. Hope to catch up soon for a glass of Italian Prosecco. Enjoy your roller coaster ride. Lots of love RG xxx


    1. Hey Argie, it really was great fun and yeah Fitzroy shone that day! Christina would have loved it. Might put up a post showing pictures of her favorite places….?


  2. Looks like a wonderful evening had.

    Yes , we all need a Pete (he’s a little bit of a Raphael).



    1. Thanks gorgeous….so true!


  3. It would take much more than thunder and lightning and big fat rain drops to stop Anna from telling her story. You have done what so many of us would love to do, but don’t have the guts or self belief. Keep on writing, Anna, you have a lot more stores to tell yet (and soon you might even work out where the apostrophes go…) Lots of love, Ed


    1. Very funny Ed! Already started on the next trilogy. Are you ready for the next roller coaster ride….?


      1. Bring it on!


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