Sorry for the absence friends; have had a very disrupted but enjoyable month doing Burn Bright booky stuff. You can read about my Melbourne Tour exploits over at the Burn Bright blog.

Now I’m back to some solid writing, working on Too Sharp!, edits of Angel Arias and beginning Blaze Dark. So plenty to do!

Interspersed are some upcoming blog and interviews. I’ll be over at Book Chick City for their Women of Science Fiction event and also at We Love YA BlogFragments of LifeAdventures of a Bookanaut and ReelSwellBlog.

Burn Bright has been garnering a bunch of lovely reviews, but I was particularly pleased when this nice review popped up unexpectedly for Dark Space this week.

I’m disappointed that I’ll miss the Aurealis Awards later this month (two books nominated this year: Mirror Space and Transformation Space) but I’m equally pleased to be speaking at a charity night at my boys school that evening to raise money for the Mrs Fowler Foundation. My son’s chemistry teacher had a terrible accident leaving her weelchair bound and the school is raising money for the equpment she needs to be able to live at home again. I’m really glad to be able to help. So make sure you have a great night at the AA awards for me!

I think that’s all the news. Don’t forget to check out the new MDPWeb YouTube channel. My most recent upload is the Teen Video competition that Random House are running. Create a 90 second book trailer and win a $1000 cash. It has to be for one of a selected group of books and Burn Bright is among them.

Lastly, I’ll be announcing the secret project that I’ve been working on very soon. I’ll give you a hint by saying that it’s to do with my Peacemaker series. How’s that for annoying!

After three weeks of book tour and appearances its not surprising I’m fighting off a cold. Melbourne Supanova was wonderful though, and made better by the fact I got to spend some time with my twin, Isobelle Carmody, who I hardly ever see. Isobelle is my kind of people in every way and I hope to have her back in Australia full time one day. I’m waiting on some Supanova pics to come through, especially the one of me with Aaron, who was wearing the biggest Fro in the history of Fros!

IMT, here is a round up of stuff. Burn Bright continues to get most gratifying reviews, which I am accumulating over here. I’ve also just done an interview with YA Concoction, and She Who is Know as Jess, and Eleusinian Mysteries are doing Burn Bright And giveaways of their own volition. Many thanks guys! And Missie at The Unread Reader has included Burn Bright in her YA Aussie Book Tour.

A lovely in depth review of Glitter Rose popped up this week too. The book is available currently for a discount, as we attend conventions. If you’d like to pick up a copy for $25 AUD, you can email me through this website’s contact form.

I received my copy of Apocalypse in Australian Fiction and Film by Roslyn Weaver this week and it’s so terribly cool to see the chapter on Parrish Plessis. I can’t wait to read it.

What else? Laura Anne Gilman is going to be guest blogging soon, so am looking forward to that. And there’ll be some more Super Creatives upcoming.

Finally, I’d like to announce the winner of the Ilona Andrews book set. Evening Green is the winner with this post on The Moment of Gratuitous Coolness:

I think a favorite moment of gratuitous coolness of mine would be in “Ronia the Robber’s Daughter” which I read as a child, when Ronia’s friend (who is the son of the rivaling band of robber’s chief) is held prisoner by her own people and she ensures his safety by jumping over an abyss to be captured by her family’s enemies who then can exchange her for him and both go free. I still remember this scene vividly and I think it will stick with me for a long time.

**Evening Green could you please send your postal details to me through the website’s contact form and I’ll pass them on to Ilona.

That’s what I’ll have to do in about a ten days when I get back from Melbourne Supanova. I’ll also need to remind myself that a writer writes and doesn’t just swan around the place talking to people. Which is what I’ve been having a great time doing! To add to the school and library visits I’ve done email interviews and blogs galore. At the moment I’m blogging for the whole week on the Random House blog. There are giveaways for Burn Bright going on, including winning the book and snaffling bookmarks and stickers.

I’m having my own MARCH MADNESS!

Pretty soon though it will be back to work and the year is going to be filled with Tara Sharp and Burn Bright #3. It should be huge fun. I LOVE my job.

Signing off with some pics from recent events – tty after the Supanova Extravaganza.

Kinokuniya with Yunyu

Kinokuniya with Yunyu

Moorebank SHS

Moorebank SHS

Callaghan College

Linsay Knight and MDP - Random House dinner

Linsay Knight and MDP - Random House dinner

Redcliffe SH

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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