I’ve recently taken part in Fablecroft’s series on Indie Press and you can find my thoughts here. Also upcoming is an article in Geek Speak about the Peacemaker Comic and my Bibliobuffet In Conversation with Gillian Polack and Justina Robson. Will post those links soon. Tara Sharp 3 is surging along on a tide of Tara-like investigations and nonsense. Always such fun to be in her head. I’ll be taking her with me to SheKilda and hope I can step out of Tara-land at the convention and be me! Brigitte has done some character sketches for the new characters in issue 2  of Peacemaker and will be starting on the sequencing soon. YAY! Angel Arias is in stores in about ten days and Yunyu’s wonderful new song Bluebeard will be made available free for everyone to enjoy with the book. The song really fits the tempo of Angel Arias which is quite a fast-paced survival tale. There is also a pirate in the book which connects well with the title (even though my pirate is called Ruzalia). There’ve been some wonderful reviews for Burn Bright over the last few months but this is definitely one of the best I’ve read. The reviewer really understood the themes of the book. Lastly, I’m always happy to see people are still discovering Parrish Plessis and this review just popped up for Nylon Angel. “Guts and Personal Demons” is certainly an apt description of Parrish!  
Glitter Rose has had some kind reviews; words that make an author’s tender heart expand and glow. Today there is one such review up at Bibliophile Stalker and recently over at Book Smugglers, Geek Speak and the Bayside Bulletin. However it was a casual line by Jeff Vandermeer that really touched me. In a Shelfari blog post he referred to the stories as ‘beautiful and delicate‘ and coming from him – a magnificent craftsmen – it was terribly gratifying and made me feel like the emotion I poured into those stories was worthwhile. So that’s my writerly spillover for the day. I will add though, that because of my warm fuzzies,  there’ll be some Christmas giveaways during December of Glitter Rose, so watch both this website and the GR site. Some upcomings for you to anticipate include an interview with the Cool Shite/Joffre Street Team, likewise for Team Apollo talking more about the new Apollo Awards, plus Super Creatives from Spike Spencer and Paul Jenkins and my girl, and brilliant comic artist, Nicola Scott. And you’ll all be thrilled to know that Anne Bishop will visit again in the future to talk about Ephemera and new worlds.
Wonder Woman by Nicola Scott
I have a few interesting links to post today. Firstly is my stuff; my Geek Speak magazine article on publishing with small press called Working for the Woman, followed by a lovely, thoughful review of Glitter Rose from Kate Nagy at Geek Speak. The Falcata Times also have a review of Glitter Rose that’s about to go live. Here’s a sneak peak: Glitter Rose – Marianne de Pierres Brought together in this compendium for the first time, a collection of short stories that helped to launch Marianne’s writing career which demonstrate beautifully the talent behind her work. All appeared in print in various compendiums over the years and yet when you read them back to back you get an eerie sense of beauty as well as the lovingly crafted characters that inhabit this world. Each individual tale builds upon the previous making it pretty hard to put down and whilst this offering is quite short there is a bonus title at the end that demonstrates an almost Poeish twist to the author that allows the reader to wonder where her talents end. A seriously delightful collection and one that I can’t recommend enough to the reader. Great stuff. Over at the Burn Bright site the Lauren Kate interview has gone off the dial on hits. If you haven’t heard of these books (Fallen and Torment) then you must have been napping under a sound proof rock. There’s also a review and interview with the talented Michelle Zink. And Belinda’s column, By the Bel is underway. She’s talked about Steampunk and Rockabilly, but we’ve got Zombies plus more Steampunk (from Bec) and Cyberpunk (from Jamie) coming up. I hope to be able to show you the 13th Street interview I did with Tara Moss, soonish. It will be up on the Marianne Delacourt site when I have a link. Must be something in my stars about SBS because I’ll be filming a segement with my mate Sean Williams in a few weeks for another SBS programme. More to come on that later. But the BIG news is – if you’re in Melbourne – that you should get on over to the launch of Clandestine Press. You know my fears that  we’ll lose all our  female SF writers? Well Lindy assures me she won’t let that happen. So support her new venture and have a drink for me. Details below or at the Clandestine website! Clan Destine Press launch.
Awards

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Sharp Shooter - Davitt Award
Sisters in Crime Australia -- 2009 Best Crime Novel

Transformation Space - Aurealis Award
2010 Best Science Fiction Novel

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