“Into a world of wild secrets and deadly pleasures comes a girl whose innocence may  be her greatest strength.”

Isn’t that a wonderful line?

Today has been a bright writerly day. It began with this wonderful review of Glitter Rose by the much beloved and widely read Kate Elliot.

Soon after the postman left me a box that contained my Burn Bright proofs and the presenter brochure for the series (see left). Both gorgeous! As I mentioned on the Burn Bright site, I began writing this book in 2003, around the time I first started working on Dark Space. My agent loved the premise, but I had a 4 book SF series to write and it got pushed to one side and became the book I wrote when I wasn’t writing. Now my long-gestation-baby has teeth, hair and fingernails and I couldn’t be prouder of her.

To top off this already shiny day, my friend and partner in Burn Bright hijinks,Yunyu, had some good news, as did my Stalking Daylight, screenplay co-writer Lynne Jamneck. Would crack some champers if I still drank. White choc shall have to suffice!

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

Well, nearly. I’m going to the Powerhouse museum in Sydney next week to shoot a segment for an SBS doco and we’re on location in the replica space shuttle. Not only that but I’ll be there with Sean Williams – two little SF writers together. How cool! Kaaron Warren and John and Birmo should be there as well.

Meanwhile I’ve been having a lovely time dividing my writing energy between Burn Bright 2 (currently called Angel Arias) and Peacemaker. Creating always puts me in a good mood.

Had some lovely reviews of Glitter Rose which I’m collecting over at the Glitter Rose site for those who might be considering buying the book.

Most fabulous news of the day though, is that my advance copy of Sharp Turn (the second Delacourt book) arrived in the mail. You can see a picture of it here.

Now if only I wasn’t getting a sore throat, it would be a perfect day…


davitt-award  aurealis-award   logo-curtin-university

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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