I think I’ve mentioned that I started a YouTube channel a few months ago. Have been a bit slow getting the hang of it, but it’s given me time to learn to appreciate the book vlogging community. The passion for books shared on YT is really quite astounding and I’m loving it. So now I’ve finally had a go at making my own vid and discovered that my laptop’s camera and audio is crap (sync is way off) – watch it and have a laugh! So now, I have to get myself organised to use the video camera.

While I get my head around that, we’ve had a guest vlog from Priscilla at The Readables and an upcoming one from Aura at Aura’s Book Box. There’re also a few reviews uploaded on the MdePierres channel from Jamie Marriage and Belinda Hamilton. We’ll keep developing it with a variety of book related material, so keep an eye out for what transpires. You know me, could be anything …

I have however resisted starting a Tumblr account because I know I would waste far too much time finding pretty images to post. MUST NOT! DO NOT LET ME!

 

Sorry for the absence friends; have had a very disrupted but enjoyable month doing Burn Bright booky stuff. You can read about my Melbourne Tour exploits over at the Burn Bright blog.

Now I’m back to some solid writing, working on Too Sharp!, edits of Angel Arias and beginning Blaze Dark. So plenty to do!

Interspersed are some upcoming blog and interviews. I’ll be over at Book Chick City for their Women of Science Fiction event and also at We Love YA BlogFragments of LifeAdventures of a Bookanaut and ReelSwellBlog.

Burn Bright has been garnering a bunch of lovely reviews, but I was particularly pleased when this nice review popped up unexpectedly for Dark Space this week.

I’m disappointed that I’ll miss the Aurealis Awards later this month (two books nominated this year: Mirror Space and Transformation Space) but I’m equally pleased to be speaking at a charity night at my boys school that evening to raise money for the Mrs Fowler Foundation. My son’s chemistry teacher had a terrible accident leaving her weelchair bound and the school is raising money for the equpment she needs to be able to live at home again. I’m really glad to be able to help. So make sure you have a great night at the AA awards for me!

I think that’s all the news. Don’t forget to check out the new MDPWeb YouTube channel. My most recent upload is the Teen Video competition that Random House are running. Create a 90 second book trailer and win a $1000 cash. It has to be for one of a selected group of books and Burn Bright is among them.

Lastly, I’ll be announcing the secret project that I’ve been working on very soon. I’ll give you a hint by saying that it’s to do with my Peacemaker series. How’s that for annoying!

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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