Sorry for the absence friends; have had a very disrupted but enjoyable month doing Burn Bright booky stuff. You can read about my Melbourne Tour exploits over at the Burn Bright blog.

Now I’m back to some solid writing, working on Too Sharp!, edits of Angel Arias and beginning Blaze Dark. So plenty to do!

Interspersed are some upcoming blog and interviews. I’ll be over at Book Chick City for their Women of Science Fiction event and also at We Love YA BlogFragments of LifeAdventures of a Bookanaut and ReelSwellBlog.

Burn Bright has been garnering a bunch of lovely reviews, but I was particularly pleased when this nice review popped up unexpectedly for Dark Space this week.

I’m disappointed that I’ll miss the Aurealis Awards later this month (two books nominated this year: Mirror Space and Transformation Space) but I’m equally pleased to be speaking at a charity night at my boys school that evening to raise money for the Mrs Fowler Foundation. My son’s chemistry teacher had a terrible accident leaving her weelchair bound and the school is raising money for the equpment she needs to be able to live at home again. I’m really glad to be able to help. So make sure you have a great night at the AA awards for me!

I think that’s all the news. Don’t forget to check out the new MDPWeb YouTube channel. My most recent upload is the Teen Video competition that Random House are running. Create a 90 second book trailer and win a $1000 cash. It has to be for one of a selected group of books and Burn Bright is among them.

Lastly, I’ll be announcing the secret project that I’ve been working on very soon. I’ll give you a hint by saying that it’s to do with my Peacemaker series. How’s that for annoying!

That’s what I’ll have to do in about a ten days when I get back from Melbourne Supanova. I’ll also need to remind myself that a writer writes and doesn’t just swan around the place talking to people. Which is what I’ve been having a great time doing! To add to the school and library visits I’ve done email interviews and blogs galore. At the moment I’m blogging for the whole week on the Random House blog. There are giveaways for Burn Bright going on, including winning the book and snaffling bookmarks and stickers.

I’m having my own MARCH MADNESS!

Pretty soon though it will be back to work and the year is going to be filled with Tara Sharp and Burn Bright #3. It should be huge fun. I LOVE my job.

Signing off with some pics from recent events – tty after the Supanova Extravaganza.

Kinokuniya with Yunyu

Kinokuniya with Yunyu

Moorebank SHS

Moorebank SHS

Callaghan College

Linsay Knight and MDP - Random House dinner

Linsay Knight and MDP - Random House dinner

Redcliffe SH

Two huge things have happened for me this week. Random House released the Burn Bright trailer. The music in the trailer is a remix of Yunyu’s amazing song Angel Arias which will be available on iTunes on March 4th. The song itself is truly stunning and HUGE in its sound and impact. And stand by for some news on a live podcast that will be premiering the song to the world.

And my interview with Tara Moss In Conversation is up on Foxtel. Click on the image below to link to the online version of the interview.

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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