I’ve finally set up a YouTube channel from which MDPWeb will be broadcasting some reviews and other pieces of interest. At the moment it’s only home to the Burn Bright book trailer and my Doom Con (Swancon 37) introduction (see below).

But that won’t be for long! Things are afoot. I’ll be joined by some of the MDPWeb staff who’ll be giving their face and thoughts to some of the great books being published.

I’ll be in Melbourne next week for more book tour, speaking at a number of schools and some radio and bookshop visits. Alison Goodman and I are also set to do our kaffee klatsch with Braiden from YA Concoction. Braiden has kindly organised the KK, and I’m looking forward to it.

In booky news, Sean the Bookanaut has given Glitter Rose a lovely review at his website. There’s an interview with me over at She Known as Jess and a giveaway of Burn Bright.

Lastly, and most importantly, please watch Tara Moss’s message from Unicef and consider giving to them for Mothers Day.

Thanks for tuning in.

MDP x

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL7qrMXhxPw&feature=player_embedded

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.

The day your book is released is always important but with the release of Burn Bright this week, it is the culmination of nearly a decade’s work. Yes, I’ve been working on the manuscript, on and off, for about that long! You might be sick to death of hearing me talk about it at this stage, but when you’ve been with a story FOREVER, it feels like cause to really celebrate.

To add to that, it’s my first creative collaboration with Yunyu. I loved working with her. She is something else: clever, funny and so so so talented. Plus she’s given me an awesome idea for book 2, Angel Arias. This project has also given me opportunities to do some fun publicity, meet a whole lot of new readers, and strengthen my bonds with some people I love and respect like the CoolShite crew.

We’ve been doing giveaways on Facebook, and through the Burn Bright website, and will do the last ones during the CoolShite podcast on March 7th. Remember, to win those ones, you have to email your questions in ahead of time to feedback@coolshite.net.

The Courier Mail did a neat article on the collaboration today, and also listed my Brisbane Tour Dates:

Strathpine Library on March 29 (3480 6698)

Narangba Library (3385 5555)

Redcliffe Library on March 31 (3283 0311)

Victoria Point Library on March 31 (3884 4000)

Pulp Fiction, Brisbane City, on April 1 (3236 2750)

Brisbane Supanova Pop Culture Expo on April 1-3 (www.supanova. com.au)

And while we’re talking about giveaways, Twelfth Planet Press are also giving away 2 copies of Glitter Rose on Goodreads. All you have to do to be in the draw is click a button (and be a member of GoodReads).

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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