Now I’ve had a day to get my brain back in order, I wanted to add a few things and thank a bunch of people. Firstly a HUGE shout out to Belinda Hamilton who supported my library visit, my book signing at Pulp Fiction and Supanova. She is an absolute trooper! I love her to bits. Cels Jansink also brought her mum and son to my Vicky Point library event on Thursday night. I really appreciated her support, and to see Robbie Kirk and Ruth and Loretta Cohen there as well. Karen Tyrell dropped by the store on the weekend, as did other Visionaries including Ben Payne and Arun. Missy and Fel (my Supa-girls) were fantastic as always and very accommodating with my son and his BFF who came up on Sunday. Bob Dobson and Trent Jamieson plotted a sock puppet convention.

Highlights for me were the Forlorn Gaze and Sheldon D’Arc‘s (damn photo’s too blurry to post!) performance (Jud you should be acting!), seeing Charisma Carpenter again, meeting the gentlemanly Tahmoh Penikett, having all my Brisnova readers come and tell me their news of the last year, Trent’s opening ceremony moment of risque, the Birdee bar conversations with Peter Budd (Apollo Awards), Ian Irvine and Lionel Midford (Publicist) and having Harshini watching our back at the Dymocks stall. (Sandra and Ineke were great bookseller hosts and had lots of our stock)

Rewind to Friday night: Beau at Pulp Fiction was fab and I got to have some lovely catch ups with peeps, namely Maree Kimberley, Azra Alagic, Yasmina Spiros, Rachel and Matt, Alex Adsett. YAY to you all!

On account of me meeting and talking with Brisbane musician, Jud Campbell, as part of my research for the next Delacourt novel, I thought I’d share you with a little about him – for those of you who don’t already know.

Jud is singer and guitarist for Brisbane punk band The Disables as well as being a solo artist. He’s also the musical director behind the music of Forlorn Gaze, and plays Sheldon D’Arc the band’s singer.

Forlorn Gaze is an emo band formed by Jud and others to satirize the the journey of musicians in today’s industry.  Our own Bob Dobson was involved in scripting the band’s hilarious webisodes which you can catch on the Triple J site or at Koldcast TV.

The webisodes have a Big Bang Theory resonance about them – very entertaining! Get over to Koldcast and watch it and support some great Brisvegas talent.

You can also find them on Facebook.

And while we’re talking music, I think I might have to add The Disables “Girls Don’t Like Us Cause” to my cowpunk playlist.

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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