Marianne de Pierres

The Peacemaker: Book OneI’m hoping some of my Brisbane friends and readers will join Trent Jamieson and I at the Avid Reader Book Club evening in May.

Details are as follows:

Science Fiction Bookclub – Marianne de Pierres

Monday 29 May 2017
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop

Tickets $7.50
Tickets available until 29 May 2017 6:30 PM

We’ll be discussing PEACEMAKER and MYTHMAKER, published by Angry Robot Books.

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My Review: Virgin Jackson is back in the second instalment of Marianne De Pierres’ Peacemaker series. This one’s just as action packed as the first, as gun-toting ranger, Virgin, aided by the taciturn US cowboy Nate Sixkiller, her spirit animal and her possibly psychotic self-appointed bodyguard, Hamish, set out to discover the truth about the Mythos. She’s got a mystery to solve and her name to clear, and a bounty and a murder rap both hang over her head. Beautifully written and tightly paced, De Pierres’ novel takes us from wild, open spaces to cramped city slums and back again. Urban Fantasy meets sci-fi, meets western, this is a book that will grip you from start to finish. Yee-haa!

Grab it here (Amazon) or support local Australian bookshops, and grab it here (Booktopia)

You can read a stellar review of its predecessor, Peacemaker here.

Marianne de Pierres

Marianne is an author, blogger, writing educator and cake tragic. 

Peacemaker 2-Mythmaker-72dpiHi there friends!

Thought I might pop in with some updates on various things.

Mythmaker release is drawing close (October 6th), and you can read an extract from the book over at CARABAS‘s blog. If you’re signed up to NETGALLEY you can download a full review copy of the novel.

Meanwhile, aside from working on my Master’s, I’m writing the next Tara Sharp novel. It’s so much fun being back with her, Wal, Tozzi, Smitty, Bok, Ed, Cass and the gang. This time Tara is having a hard time keeping Garth Wilmot out of trouble, Henry’s not speaking to her on account of the broken nose episode, and the guys in her life are proving high maintenance. The book will be released around October/November next year by Twelfth Planet Press.

You can read my letter to my teen self at DEAR TEEN ME, and a recent interview I did with Angela Slatter.

Here’re a couple of upcoming workshops I’ll be running. Speaking in Tongues: harnessing narrative voice for the QWC. Then in October, I’m running a Speculative Fiction Masterclass for the ACT Writers Centre.

And next weekend you can find me at COMIC CON. I’ll have a stall to myself, so make sure you come past and say hello.

Lastly, and mostly, I’ll be GOH at GENRECON in October. Please come to the con and celebrate Aussie genre fiction.

And after all that fun, I’m heading stateside to World Fantasy Con. Can’t wait to see my long time friend Anne Bishop, and make some new acquaintances.

Best of all though I get to see my son play basketball for his college team in New York — the St Thomas Aquinas College Spartans.

Life is a blessing!

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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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