Marianne de Pierres

Sharp Shooter-larsenI’m super excited to announce that the Tara Sharp series is being re-released by the Deadlines imprint of Twelfth Planet Press. To go with the re-issue of the first three books, the new novel (book 4), will be out in November 2016.

But right now you can pre-order SHARP SHOOTER’s new edition through Amazon or Twelfth Planet Press.
It is being released on May 23rd 2016.

TPP have re-packaged and re-edited the entire series. SHARP SHOOTER has had some tweaking done to it, and brand new material will be inserted into book two, SHARP TURN.

As part of the re-packaging, Cathy Larsen has designed an absolutely kick ass cover. I particularly love the colours, which are reminiscent of a blue sky and ochre dirt of the Australian landscape.

Cathy, as some of you know, has been designing for Penguin for many years, including being the cover artist for Isobelle’s Obernewtyn series.

The Tara Sharp site will have some re-design work done to it also, to fall in line with the new look. Currently, it features some designs we had originally planned to use, and changed our minds about. They were great, but we feel the new ones represent the look we want.

This is the first time the books have been released internationally (outside Australia and New Zealand), so please help us spread the word by writing an Amazon review, or simply recommending them to a friend. We hope the rest of the world has as much fun hanging out with this Aussie girl as we do.

Thanks for you patience, and welcome to new era of Tara’s life!


TS_Sharp Shooter_b formatHi Everyone,

just popping to let you know that the first book in my Tara Sharp series is free in e-book on right now. If you’re in Australia and New Zealand, go straight to this link to get it. Merry Xmas!!!

And while I’m here, just want to let you know that I have a new newsletter kicking off. You can subscribe to it in the right hand column. Just scroll down a bit. Or email me and I’ll add you manually. This will be coming out monthly. The first edition is available now, and you can view it online.

Looking forward to sharing news of my guest appearances in 2015. SOON!!

In the meantime, you can catch me blurbing over at Angry Robot about my most precious Christmas memories.

Have a WONDERFUL, LOVING holiday break. Thank you for your continued support and interest in my work in 2014. Here’s to stories and storytelling, the only way to make sense of life!


Marianne xxx



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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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