Some nice news bits this week beginning with the announcement that Glitter Rose will be in the World Fantasy Con bags in San Diego this month. Twelfth Planet Press have sent them across as their calling card! This is extremely cool.

Also, today is release day for Angel Arias. We’ve been doing giveaways on FB all week and its been fun. Thanks to those who joined in. Some reviews have popped up around the place, including Laine’s Fiction Books Corner, Tassie Book ReviewsIn The Good Books, ALPHA Reader and The Book Gryffin.

Around the Net, there are some bits and pieces as well. Brigitte Sutherland and I talked to Geek Speak Magazine about Peacemaker. Aura from Aura’s Book Box has been our wonderful guest vlogger at Burn Bright talking about how she fell in love with reading. Like Priscilla from The Readables, Aura is eloquent and vibrant.

I’m heading down to Melbourne on Frdiay for SheKilda where I’ll be on several panels and catching up with friends and bloggers. I’m also having a interview with Nalini from Dark Matter Fanzine – should be a great weekend.

 

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 day your book is released is always important but with the release of Burn Bright this week, it is the culmination of nearly a decade’s work. Yes, I’ve been working on the manuscript, on and off, for about that long! You might be sick to death of hearing me talk about it at this stage, but when you’ve been with a story FOREVER, it feels like cause to really celebrate.

To add to that, it’s my first creative collaboration with Yunyu. I loved working with her. She is something else: clever, funny and so so so talented. Plus she’s given me an awesome idea for book 2, Angel Arias. This project has also given me opportunities to do some fun publicity, meet a whole lot of new readers, and strengthen my bonds with some people I love and respect like the CoolShite crew.

We’ve been doing giveaways on Facebook, and through the Burn Bright website, and will do the last ones during the CoolShite podcast on March 7th. Remember, to win those ones, you have to email your questions in ahead of time to feedback@coolshite.net.

The Courier Mail did a neat article on the collaboration today, and also listed my Brisbane Tour Dates:

Strathpine Library on March 29 (3480 6698)

Narangba Library (3385 5555)

Redcliffe Library on March 31 (3283 0311)

Victoria Point Library on March 31 (3884 4000)

Pulp Fiction, Brisbane City, on April 1 (3236 2750)

Brisbane Supanova Pop Culture Expo on April 1-3 (www.supanova. com.au)

And while we’re talking about giveaways, Twelfth Planet Press are also giving away 2 copies of Glitter Rose on Goodreads. All you have to do to be in the draw is click a button (and be a member of GoodReads).

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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