aurealis-awards-finalist-high-resJust popping in to say thanks to everyone who sent best wishes about PEACEMAKER making the Best SF Novel shortlist. As I said on FB,

“Hi Everyone, thanks for the lovely warm wishes on the Aurealis shortlisting. So amazing to see how the awards have grown and what intense competition there is in each category. Proud to be part of it! Congrats to all my fellow shortlisters and to everyone who was eligible this year. We are all contributing to the depth and quality of the world’s speculative fiction and that’s a good feeling.”

And now it’s probably a good time to let you all know that MYTHMAKER book #2 will be out in October this year.

Also, Supanova are rolling out their guest announcements for this year, and I’m very delighted to say that I will be appearing at the Gold Coast event. Thanks for having me back Supanova!

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Hi Everyone! I’ve had so many emails about the next Marianne Delacourt book (Tara Sharp #4) that I thought you should know where things are at. Allen and Unwin won’t be publishing it, so if I don’t have a new publisher by the end of the year (I am in talks with a great indie press – fingers crossed!), I PROMISE I will self-publish it in December in time for your Xmas stockings!! It will most likely be in e-book format only, but I will explore paperback options as well.

I’ve changed the title from Too Sharp to Sharp Edge, and you can see the mock up of the potential cover here.

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The next novel is set back in Perth and your favourite bikie, Bon Ames, gets Tara into deep, dangerous trouble! Things are also hotting up between Nick Tozzi and Ed.

In other news, my original SF screenplay – STALKING DAYLIGHT –  has been through nearly two drafts and I’m starting to look for opportunities to further hone it. It’s currently in an AWG competition to get further script editing. I’ve just had some very positive feedback on it, so I hope it has legs.

Book 2 of the PEACEMAKER series (SF, western, crime, urban fantasy) will be out in October 2015. The name will change (currently DEALBREAKER), and a cover will be ready shortly. I’ll share as soon as I can. Can’t wait to see what Joey HiFi does this time! In book 2 Virgin is working for GJIC – global intelligence – and the Mythos action is hotting up. She’s nursing some very hurt feelings about Heart’s betrayal, Hamish is acting weird, and Caro has some bad news. A lot is happening in the Western Quarter!! Not to mention that Sixkiller is his usual infuriating self.

The SF novella I’m writing for my MPhil is underway and is literary SF. That will be finished next year.

There are also two short stories on the horizon. One SF far future set in the Sentients of Orion universe and based on a dream I had – nearly finished. The other is a newly finished YA story that is very dark.

 

 

Had some new reviews this week, so though I would share a few.

The first is from the Book Plank and here is a snippet from it. ‘Marianne de Pierres really shows that she has some great skills when it comes down to both writing in an addictive way and creating an engaging environment…the sequel can’t come soon enough.’

On GoodReads, Austin Brooks says, ‘A wonderful escapist book with plenty of action. I would most definitely pick up the next book in de Pierres’ series…’

On Amazon, Sporadic Reviews says, ‘This book has great characters and character interactions, an interesting setting and world building, and so much possibility. And pretty much no one is who they seem at first glance, or at least everyone has secrets. Great ending too: satisfying, but leaves room for sequels.’

And Kath from GoodReads said, “Well that was Awesome!!! Wild West meets Murder Mystery meets Religious Mystics meets really great dialogue, with a huge slice of fantastic world building. This book also included a sprinkle of the Apocalypse and Romance. Well worth the price of admission!!”

Awards

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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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