TPP logoIssue #2 of the revamped newsletter is out and you can read it through this link. Just to give you an idea of the juiciness within… here’s an excerpt!

Twelfth Planet Press will be re-issuing ALL the Tara Sharp novels (with new covers), and releasing book 4, Sharp Edge under their Deadlines imprint.

I’m so excited and happy to be working with Alisa Krasnostein again. I love what she’s done with Twelfth Planet Press, and I know how committed she is to quality fiction. News of release dates will be following soon.

Some of you may remember that TPP published my Glitter Rose collection a couple of years ago. It was a beautiful collector’s edition hard cover.

Deadlines is also the home of Livia Day’s funny, foody crime novels.

The first three books will be coming out in around October this year, and the new, fourth book, will be released in 2016. Twelfth Planet Press have purchased WORLD RIGHTS, so finally we’ll be able to take the books to international readers.

I want to take the chance to thank all the Marianne Delacourt readers for their continued support and love of Tara Sharp. She’ll be back with a funny, exciting venture into the world of motorcycle mayhem…”

Tara Sharp series

Read – The Lashing’s #2

Not long now until CRIMESCENE WA!

I’m so excited to attend this convention for a number of reasons. Linda and the Spiral Events crew are great to work with, the invited guests are all people I’m looking forward to meeting, the programme is FASCINATING, some of the attendees are friends, and Twelfth Planet Press are running a whole stream within the convention.

So much goodness, and I get to come and see my family in Perth afterwards!
Go to the CRIMESCENEWA website for a full download of the programme. And over to the Twelfth Planet Press site to see their stream, which includes an opportunity to pitch to the publisher.

If you’re in Perth please spread the word. This is going to be such an interesting and fun weekend!

While I was housekeeping some files tonight I revisited the beautiful images Anna Repp created for my collection of interlocked stories, Glitter Rose, published by Twelfth Planet Press. I though it would be nice to share with you some of the pictures she sketched that didn’t make it into the book (only because we couldn’t afford all the colour). I love them!

  

The first two show the main character, Tinashi, on the verandah of her beach shack, sipping pink champagne. In the third she is absent but her glass is there.

Below is the cover we eventually chose, and you can see the glittering colour in the sand.

If you’re not familiar with the collection, here are some review snippets that will give you an idea.

Domestic Extremist reflects on Glitter Rose.  ”Marianne de Pierres, Glitter Rose, 2010
I picked this up in Sydney’s Galaxy Bookshop and spent a very relaxed 50th birthday reading it. There are four linked short stories about a small, imaginary Australian island which has been colonised by strange spores from the ocean deeps, organisms that can bathe the beach in a pink light, create giant sandcastles that are impervious to water and subtly alter the bodies and minds of the infected island residents. There’s a small ensemble cast of characters (reminding me often of The Last Tobacco Shop in the World) in which a new arrival to the island is constantly out of her depth and learning the hard way, plus there are deaths and strange goings on of a mystical and earthy nature. De Pierres was clearly inspired by J.G. Ballard’s Vermillion Sands and these tales share a Ballardian atmosphere of languorous decay; undoubtedly the best story is ‘Mama Ailon’, a deftly composed tale about a strangely cathartic birth which brings the stories to a kind of conclusion – in her notes De Pierres says this story cycle is probably complete, but no – she absolutely must write more of these, and I must read more from her.”

“Strange, deep, haunting … the stories in Glitter Rose will challenge you, and you may find some of the remarkable and vivid imagery creeping into your subconscious. I definitely recommend this worthwhile collection. Just be aware that these may look simple, but they’re not casual reading. You’ll need to bring something to the table, too.” Geek Speak Magazine

Glitter Rose has its own website. You can explore more about it there.

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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