A fabulously funny, feel-good story that's packed with humor and for anyone who has wondered what it would be like to meet their online friends in the real world.

Constance believes she knows her online friends very well. Or does she? After all, it’s been five years of tweeting and sharing information. So by now she certainly feels a bond.

Finally getting the chance to meet her friends: Stan, Karmel, Henry, Jagger, and Estelle, at a glitzy party at The Dorchester hotel with a bag full of gifts and a smile, she’s excited to surprise them all and catch up in person.

But as she makes her way around the music-and-laughter filled venue, and meets each friend, she realises their online personas fail to match up with whom they say they really are. And not only that, she discovers a few things about herself in the most surprising of ways.

The Big Event is a story about the importance of ‘real’ friendships and how it’s the little things that matter the most.

A gorgeous venue

A room full of friends

What could possibly go wrong?


"A fabulous portrayal of what social media has done to people and relationships but told in a really fun and observant way. A really enjoyable quick read with a cuppa." Sincerely Book Angels

"The writing is descriptive so you feel as though you are at the party. Looking forward to part two." Rebekah Louise, author of Bulletproof Proposal and Life Love and Dreams.

"I love this story it's very intriguing and thought-provoking. I wanted to read more. Very well done, I can't wait for the next installment." Glenis Francis

"The whole plot had me nodding along with how accurate Anne John-Ligali had written the scenes." Whispering Stories Book Blog

"A short story with lots of meaning. It's a reminder that quality matters more than quantity." Sonya Alford