(or should that be ‘Dearest Zoe’?)
This might come across kind of creepy, but I promise I have the best intentions. I love your books and I just think you are generally great at life. There is really no other way to describe it. You are a successful writer of both fiction and non-fiction books, you are the founder and boss lady of Go –To Skincare, you are the mother of the insanely cute (and Insta-famous) Sonny, and you are wife to Australia’s All Time Funniest Person (as decided by me), Hamish Blake.
While I would love to spend my time just chatting to you about your great hair, funny Instagram posts, and my all-round desire to be your best friend (actually, call me anytime, and we definitely can), this letter will focus on your books and why everyone else should absolutely read them now! I guess you could call it the Go-To (ziinnnnng!) Guide to the works
of Mrs Foster Blake.
Now, you don’t write literary classics, and for that I am thankful. What you do write is fun, funny, easy to follow, top notch chick lit. You take simple plot ideas and fill them with likeable characters and perfect one liners. Seriously, what sets you apart in your writing is your humour! Simply put, you just get it. Every weird, awkward thing that happens to people on a daily basis? You make it funny, and your Twitter and Instagram accounts only help to make my point.
Now let’s talk about the books themselves. These are my favourites:
Playing the Field
This one immerses you in the glossy (and kind of scary) world of footballers' WAGs. Jean Bennett, an aspiring jewellery designer, doesn’t know much about football. But, when she moves to the bright lights of Sydney and falls in love with star footballer Josh Fox, she has to learn – and fast.
The Younger Man
My personal favourite (shh, don’t tell the others) Zoe novel. It’s perfectly plotted with just the right amount of twists and location changes (Ciao, Italy). It’s got some hunky men and strong successful women. It’s the kind of story you can imagine happening to your best friend/sister: successful business woman has what she thinks will be a one night stand with a hunky younger man, but things get complicated when feelings get involved.
The Wrong Girl
In this book, two best friends fall for the same guy and things get Avril Lavigne level complicated. This book has a quirky cast of characters who provide a whole lot of delights away from the main plot line. It’s kind of like eating a big bowl of ice cream filled with heaps of good toppings, you don’t feel sick, but you may accidently snort it out your nose at the end... WIN!
Anyone who hasn’t read your books should grab a doona and a block of chocolate, and find a good comfy reading spot – once they start reading one of these stories, they probably won’t stop for a while!
Meanwhile, you should just keep being awesome and I’ll keep sitting here waiting for my phone to ring.
Your biggest fan