Marianne de Pierres

Enthusiast. Humanist. Feminist. Story wrangler suffering sugar withdrawal.

Kenilworth cheeseThere are so many end of year posts on blogs and Facebook. It’s great to see people reflecting and appreciating what has been.

I expected I would be writing my own – at length – but 2016 seems so full of promise and possibilities that I can’t wait to get started on the new year. Before I do though, some thank you’s are in order.

Every year when I thank my writing team, I feel so inadequate. This year is no exception. Despite all leading terribly busy lives, they make time to read, review, critique, report, and blog for my websites, and for our readers. I admire their commitment and appreciate their friendship and talent. So once more… Krista, Belinda, Joelene, Bec, Mandy, Stephen, Jamie, Damian, Maria, Alison, Alayna and Amy (my UK daughter and spirit guide)… THANK YOU!

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To my readers, thank you for your belief and interest in my stories. You sustain my life blood. I hope you get something in return! (looking at you Roy Varley and Bree)

Then there are some friends I’d like to give a shout out too, who are always in the background of my life, blessing me with their friendship: Trent, Debbie P, Robyn S, Kaylen J, Jo R, Anne B, Margo L, Pamela F, Tara M, Tansy RR, Paula W, Suzie P, Ju, Kendra, Melissa M, Joel L, Helen S, Kath H, Kath M, Alisa K, Jorge D, Fel B, Tania H, Azra A, Tracy W, Maxine McA, and Charisma C. (If you know you should be on this list and you’re not, kick me! – but I’ve been up since 4am)

And a big hola to my family (here, in the USA [including the Eriksons], Perth and Ramingining) who are everything to me.

Happy New Year you crazy kids!

May 2016 bring you roaring belly laughs, electrifying music, fine stories, meaningful moments, and good cheese (except Nick – who’s allergic to it!).

For me… well, I can’t wait for the opportunity to learn, write stories, hang out with friends, devour engaging Film and TV, go for walks, bike ride with Nick, and enjoy the little — important — things in life.

I wish the same for you all. Good health, and welcome to the New Year.

Marianne xxxxxx

 

 

 

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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