I had no idea how my book would go down when it came out, and I honestly didn't expect it to be this well received - it is literally a dream come true! Thank you so much to everyone who's checked it out, and especially to those who have taken time to write reviews on Amazon - really means a lot to me! XXX
As the book and show have been getting a lot of attention, I thought I'd mention that I have written a TV pilot script and series outline for a Shanghai Showgirls tv series, available upon request.
Loved performing for the fine people of Holmbury this weekend! Sold out show, sold out books - and I was so chuffed to find that the whole local book club had read and enjoyed my book, and came out to support! Really great experience, would love to play more village halls, it was good times!
Excited to announce the follow-up book to Diary of a Shanghai Showgirl, 'The Last Chelsea Girl ', is coming along nicely! Here's a brief synopsis of what you can expect:
After 9-11, and before smartphones and the global economic crisis, New York City could still keep a secret... And so could Miss Amelia.
The Last Chelsea Girl follows the true-life story of 21-year-old actress, Miss Amelia, as her life changes forever when she falls for a mysterious showman, moves into the penthouse of New York's legendary Chelsea Hotel, and opens her first - and Manhattan's last - truly illegal burlesque speakeasy.
Based on her personal diary, this coming of age story exposes what it's really like to live atop the world's most famous bohemian landmark, as well as the secrets of running an illegal, celebrity-frequented nightclub. But living the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle and being at the heart of New York's notorious underbelly, Miss Amelia soon finds out that nothing is what it seems.
The Last Chelsea Girl captures the ticking time bomb of New York City's last days of decadence, danger and debauchery as only someone who lived through it can tell.
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