MDP in 2014

2014 is lining up to be a helluva a year!

I’ve enrolled to do a creative PHD at Curtin University. Though I have been accepted in, I’m waiting on the scholarship news. So more on that when I hear from them. Suffice to say the topic is SF and Feminism :)

In the meantime, here are some of the places you will find me during the year:

I’m really excited to be doing Year of the Novel for the QWC, and am hoping that some of you will join me for it. Also really looking forward to my regional tour with the QWC which will include Townsville, Carins and Charters Towers.

– A coffee morning at Logan West Library in March 2014. Link to come.

– Presenting my new picture book to a school group at the Redlands Library Library in March. Link to come. (Maybe also some adult fiction critiquing workshops for Redlands Library but haven’t had them confirmed as yet)

– A trip to Sydney for research on my new crime novel.

– And hopefully there will be a Supanova in there as well!

–  I also have the privilege of structurally editing a wonderful SF YA novel for a great publisher I’m working with (secret project). This book is going to rock!

–  And of course, I will be writing DEALBREAKER (Peacemaker #2) for an October delivery. 

Think I better get some rest over the hols. It’s going to be HUGE!

What do you all have planned???? Leave comments below.

  • Transcendancing

    Congratulations on your PhD! What an exciting topic – I can’t wait to see what you do :) Also some great appearances and mysterious tidbits in there! Here’s to an amazing 2014 :)

  • Thanks Julicious. Fingers crossed on the scholarship, so I can go ahead with the PHD> What plans do you have for next year?

  • Transcendancing

    Getting accepted into midwifery and learning how to deliver tiny humans! Also really want to get to Perth for Swancon :)

  • OMG Ju, that’s amazing. You’ll be brilliant at it.

  • Transcendancing

    I am hopeful! BF Ral here in Melbourne has been the biggest encouragement about this all year and when my job fell through, it seemed like a good time to take a chance, hopefully more satisfaction and joy!

  • Jamie Marriage

    Let me know when you are coming to Sydney. I’ll take you to dinner.

  • gonna hold you to that!

  • Yay Ral. I think it will be perfect.

Awards

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Peacemaker - Aurealis Award
Best Science Fiction Novel 2014

Curtin University Distinguished Alumni Award 2014

Transformation Space - Aurealis Award
 Best Science Fiction Novel 2010

Sharp Shooter - Davitt Award
Best Crime Novel 2009 (Sisters in Crime Australia) 

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