Over here at MDPWeb headquarters, we’re pretty excited that three of our writers are eligible for Ditmars. Both Cecilia Jansink and Belinda Hamilton are eligible for the Best Fan Fiction Award and Amanda Wrangles and is Eligible for the William Atheling Jr Award for criticism of review. If you haven’t read their work then head over to the Burn Bright website and find them in the left hand column menu. You’ll have to agree they’ve offered consistent, quality material. Think about voting for them please!

Cels Jansink

Belinda Hamilton

Mandy Wrangles

 

 

I think I’ve mentioned that I started a YouTube channel a few months ago. Have been a bit slow getting the hang of it, but it’s given me time to learn to appreciate the book vlogging community. The passion for books shared on YT is really quite astounding and I’m loving it. So now I’ve finally had a go at making my own vid and discovered that my laptop’s camera and audio is crap (sync is way off) – watch it and have a laugh! So now, I have to get myself organised to use the video camera.

While I get my head around that, we’ve had a guest vlog from Priscilla at The Readables and an upcoming one from Aura at Aura’s Book Box. There’re also a few reviews uploaded on the MdePierres channel from Jamie Marriage and Belinda Hamilton. We’ll keep developing it with a variety of book related material, so keep an eye out for what transpires. You know me, could be anything …

I have however resisted starting a Tumblr account because I know I would waste far too much time finding pretty images to post. MUST NOT! DO NOT LET ME!

 

Thank you to all who have emailed me to see we’re OK. It’s been a devastating time for those in Queensland. Belinda has written a very revealing blog post about it here and has some footage as well.

Our house is not in a flood area, so we’re not expecting trouble but general power outages and food shortages will affect everyone. Not to mention the emotional turmoil of watching fellow Queenslanders frightened, standing on roof tops, waiting for rescue. And the deaths of families.

Our Premier has been a pillar of strength and calm and I say ‘hat’s off to you, Anna Bligh.

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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