Tara Sharp is back in two more novels coming to you in 2012 and 2013. You can read all the details over at the Marianne Delacourt site. Needless to say I’m pretty excited about it!

Over at the Burn Bright site, were getting a bit crazy with only 12 days until the book is out. Over there you can see the photos of the staff with their special copies, and I’ve just updated the music page with the cover image for Yunyu’s song, Angel Arias. I’ve been adding some reviews as they come in, and you can now read chapter one for free. Don’t forget to tune into the podcast and listen to the premiere of Yunyu’s amazing song.

Also, I’ve got a couple of events coming up:

*Victoria Point Library Event*:

“An evening with Marianne de Pierres”

Date: Thursday 31 March 2011
Time: 6 – 7pm

Venue: Victoria Point Library
Lakeside Shopping Centre
7 – 15 Bunker Road
Victoria Point

RSVP: Please call Anne on 3884 4011

And I’ll be doing an online chat at ASFFWA soon. Would love your company!

Thought it was time for a ‘Writing the Novel’ update. Angel Arias, bk 2 of the Night Creatures trilogy has been an interesting beast. Book 1 centered around the world of Ixion which was darkly glamorous and exciting. Bk 2 is the story of the main character’s return to her home, the sinister and oppressive Grave. There is no velvet and lace and mind altering substances here; it’s more coffins and misery and dangerous underground journeys – an altogether different worldbuilding mindset.

I’ve surprised myself by my choices with it – writing scenes in mausoleums and funeral parlours; my characters having to steal clothes from the dead. Interestingly, not my normal resonances, and yet absolutely right for the story. The process of novel writing is so fascinating in terms of what it reveals to (and about!) the author.

On the PEACEMAKER front, I had a lovely and unexpected email from a descendant of Sam Sixkiller offering some background information for the novel. I was delighted with this and am really looking forward to reading it. The series (2-3 books) is now being looked at by the publisher and I hope to have some news by the end March.

And you can standby for some wonderful news on the Tara Sharp series. Can’t share quite yet, but SOON!

Below are some images that will give you an idea of how my mind is drifting between different kinds of worlds and stories. I LOVE my job.

Angel Arias resonance

Tara Sharp resonance


Peacemaker resonance

By entering the Book Pack category you’re eligible to win my entire collection of novels, autographed of course!

plus Tara Sharp and Parrish Plessis sets, and the Glitter Rose collection!

About Writers on Rafts

Writers on Rafts is an initiative of Queensland Writers Centre and author Rebecca Sparrow to raise money for the Queensland Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal. More than 150 Australian authors have pledged prizes.

  • To enter Writers on Rafts go to http://www.writersonrafts.com
  • Purchase as many tickets as you like in as many categories as you want!
  • Every ticket is one chance to win for a lucky person in every state and territory.
  • Every dollar goes directly to the Queensland Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal to help victims of the Queensland floods.
  • QWC’s goal is to raise $10,000 through Writers On Rafts.
  • We will be conducting the draw on Friday, 25 February.

The initiative is being coordinated by Queensland Writers Centre, but because their own building (the State Library of Queensland) has been affected by flood, they are currently not able to access their offices to answer the phone, so please them email for now.

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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