Elizabeth Renzetti has stepped out of her usual role as Globe and Mail columnist to test her skills writing fiction. In her debut novel, Based On A True Story ($19.95, Anansi), Augusta Price, an actor just out of rehab, writes a tell-all memoir that doesn't exactly tell all. Fearing exposure by an ex-lover who's written his own book, she enjoins an insecure tabloid journalist to find him. It's not exactly the deepest piece of literature - something the former Globe books editor knows full well - but it's fun. Renzetti joins a stellar list of readers - Miriam Toews, Heather O'Neill and Lisa Gabriele - at the Reference Library Wednesday (June 11). See Readings, this page.