Well, as you will have seen from the flurry of Twitter and FB posts, I had a terrific time at Writefest. My workshops were well attended, and more importantly, the attendees were enthusiastic and ready to participate (even in the toilet paper game!). I ate fantastic nasi goreng and pizza, had a beautiful ocean view and got to do lots of book talk. Sandy, Cherie, Di and all the committee were amazing, and I’d like to give a special shout out to Dean Anderson who both sponsors the event and is a member of the Bundy Writers group. You are a true patron of the Arts :)

I was also fortunate to have an event at the beautiful Bundy library, quite possibly the most impressive library I’ve ever stepped foot in.

MDP and Louise Cusack

MDP and Rachael Donovan

Author Talk @ Bundy Library

 

So much cooking the next month or so. Am still writing to deadline but time for SwanCon is creeping closer. Among the many fun things I get to do there, is to launch the new anthology from Ticonderoga Publications called Damnation and Dames. Liz Gryzb and Russell B. Farr have been friends of mine forever and a day and I’m excited to be in town and available to launch this for them. Later next week, I’m also having an interview with Ian Nichols for the West Australian.

After I get back there are all sorts of appearances coming up, including Bundaberg Writefest and the Golf Coast Literati event. But before I go, I get to cross swords with my mate Alex Adsett and others on a ASA panel on digital rights.

So much fun stuff, and timely. I feel like I need to get out of the house. Finishing up two books over the early part of the year has meant living a very routine life. So ready for time out!

And speaking of my books, today I got the new cover for the next Tara Sharp novel. This is a departure from the previous look and I like it a lot. in this episode, Tara travels to Brisbane to help out a music promoter with his troublesome client. Sharp madness ensues!

The book will be released in September. For a big, close look at it, check out the Tara Sharp tumblr page.

See what y’all think!

 

 

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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