We’ve been running a bunch of giveaways this week on Facebook to celebrate the release of Angel Arias. We also have it on good authority that the book is filtering into the shops already. Pulp Fiction Bookstore in Brisbane has copies, as does K-Mart. If you spot any, feel free to send pics.

Thanks Belinda and Cels for the photos!

I’m still recovering from my latest hard drive fail and am slowly loading necessary software and data. What a colossal pain!

In amongst that and my Tara Sharp deadline, I written a few blog posts. One is for Tehani Wessely on Indie Publishing, and an interview with Readings books about Angel Arias, and a blog about Peacemaker for Geek Speak magazine. All these are upcoming and I’ll post the links soon.

Brigitte now has the manuscript for issue 2 of Peacemaker and is sketching some new characters for me to peruse. This issue will introduce Caro Jenae (journalist) and Indira Chance (detective) and abounds with action. So excited to see the sequences!

Other than that, it’s business as usual in the MDP office. My interview with the talented Tom Taylor Made is coming up soon as well. And following that I’ll be talking to the the comic legend, Marv Wolfman. I hope you’ve been enjoying meeting the varied creative types that have been visiting the MDP site over the past twelve months or so.

Next weekend, I’ll be part of the Gold Coast Writers Literary luncheon and am looking forward to meeting a bunch of new peeps. And not long after that is SheKilda and Supanova. I thoroughly enjoyed the Bris Writers Festival last week but did find the commuting into the city quite tiring. Glad I’m not doing a billion Xmas bookstore signings this year like in 2010.

Angel Arias is out in about ten days, so look for it in your bookstores (if you still have one near you!!). As of Ocotber 3rd you’ll be able to use the QRTag in the back of the book to download, Bluebeard, the song that Yunyu has made available as a complement to the book. I’m sure you’ll find them brilliantly suited to each other. For those that don’t have QR readers on their phones, we’ll be providing an url as well.

TTYS! MDP x

Hi Guys! Am in the middle of the Brisbane Writers Festival which has been good fun, especially because I’ve had a chance to have a good chinwag with Margo Lanagan. The panels for the children’s programme have been excellent and all the kids  have been incredibly polite and excited to be at the festival. I’ve signed many, many exercise books and pieces of paper! I have one more event to go, which is a panel with Trent Jamieson on Saturday on SF writing.

Then it’s the downhill run on my Tara Sharp novel and finishing off the year’s events with SheKilda and Supanova.

Angel Arias is due out in the next three weeks and some reviews have started seep through. You can read some of the MDPWeb staff reviews here and here.

I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had a chance to send Brigitte issue 2 of Peacemaker. It’s so close to being finished but just needs another day’s work. If only I could find a day spare! Grrr! SOON! WILL DO, Bridge! Promise!

 

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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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