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!


Thought it was round up and upcomings time. Very excited to say that Marv Wolfman – the legend – will be my next Super Creatives guest here. Following Marv will be Tom Taylor Made – so stand by for much comic goodness.

Over at the Burn Bright site we’ve got HEAPS happening. Have just taken on our new teen reviewer Lisa Smith (US-based) and we’re looking forward to her bright and breezy input to our team. Hot on the heels of Lisa’s arrival is another new regular. Sydney-based costume designer, Rena Nero, will be talking about cosplay and costume and will have lots of gorgeous pics to whet your appetites. Bel and Jamie have another swarm of dating tips, Cel’s is still Supe-ing and there’s the usual range of great reviews and interviews. On top of all that there’s the big Publish Burn Bright Worldwide Campaign which is picking up momentum thanks to readers. Lastly, you can also look forward to a guest vlog from TheReadables (Priscilla) who’ll be talking you through how to become a successful book vlogger.

The Marianne Delacourt site has also got some upcoming interviews with Tara Moss and Lindy Cameron and a bunch of reviews on the boil and regular updates on Tara Sharp’s  latest exploits.

My Events calendar is filling up again – so if you wanted to catch up and have a book signed or say hello, check these links for dates: Brisbane Writers Festival, SheKilda crime convention, The Gold Coast Writers group Literary Luncheon, Logan Library Mega Panel, Supanova Brisbane.

I’d like to say thank everyone who supported the first issue of Peacemaker. I am learning, clearly, but I hope you’ll stick with us for issue 2. Brigitte’s wonderful illustrations are so worth it!

 

 

The book blogging community is quite special; switched on, communicative and quite powerful. I didn’t quite realise that until I started writing YA fiction.  Out there in YA-land they’re talking and loving books – and they are respectful of each others’ tastes. I suppose it’s a generational thing, and that younger readers (say 35 and under) are using the social networking platforms that they’ve grown up with, to share their passion. It makes me wish I was younger! How less isolating it would have been for me growing up. How amazing to have been part of such a wide and thriving community. Life would have been so much better.

Anyway, today is a big shout out to Lyndsey at Strangemore who has just begun a campaign to bring Burn Bright (The Night Creatures trilogy) to the US. To all those lovely readers who’ve emailed me asking where they can get the book – CHECK IT OUT!

A second shout out to Krista at Cubicle Blindness who has been single handedly campaigning for the same thing  for a while. You’re not on your own anymore!

And also to ALL those wonderful bloggers who’ve run interviews with me and giveaways of Burn Bright – especially those who have taken it upon themselves to send Burn Bright on a book tour (Nomes at Inkcrush) around the world, so that others may enjoy it. You know who you are!

Lastly, to Braiden at Book Probe, who hosted a blogger kafee klatsch for myself and Alison Goodman and made my YouTube site look pretty.

Image borrowed from A Readers Record.

 

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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