So excited to be sent this by Sean Wright who is a great advocate of Aussie writers. The brochure is in South Australian libraries helping promote the National Year of Reading 2012. Sean supports Aussie writers in a very real way – buy buying their work and talking to others about them. One of his favourites and mine is Twelfth Planet Press (publisher of my Glitter Rose collection) who have recently made the step into publishing novels. You can read all about it here. TPP will be one of our major independents in years to come. If you have a masterpiece you’ve been working on then I recommend you send it to them.  
The book blogging community is quite special; switched on, communicative and quite powerful. I didn’t quite realise that until I started writing YA fiction.  Out there in YA-land they’re talking and loving books – and they are respectful of each others’ tastes. I suppose it’s a generational thing, and that younger readers (say 35 and under) are using the social networking platforms that they’ve grown up with, to share their passion. It makes me wish I was younger! How less isolating it would have been for me growing up. How amazing to have been part of such a wide and thriving community. Life would have been so much better. Anyway, today is a big shout out to Lyndsey at Strangemore who has just begun a campaign to bring Burn Bright (The Night Creatures trilogy) to the US. To all those lovely readers who’ve emailed me asking where they can get the book – CHECK IT OUT! A second shout out to Krista at Cubicle Blindness who has been single handedly campaigning for the same thing  for a while. You’re not on your own anymore! And also to ALL those wonderful bloggers who’ve run interviews with me and giveaways of Burn Bright – especially those who have taken it upon themselves to send Burn Bright on a book tour (Nomes at Inkcrush) around the world, so that others may enjoy it. You know who you are! Lastly, to Braiden at Book Probe, who hosted a blogger kafee klatsch for myself and Alison Goodman and made my YouTube site look pretty. Image borrowed from A Readers Record.  
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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