Just 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!
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.
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.