Look, I don’t often say much about writing, mainly because there’s already a lot of good stuff out there, said by much more experienced and far more articulate people than me. HOWEVER, I recently answered some questions from a charming guy called Broede Carmody (you can check out the full interview here …) And because […]
news & interviews
Four new and unique reviews have come in for Raw Blue. You can check them out by clicking on the following links: Musty Pages Irresistible Reads Literary Life Book Grotto Also, Stuart McCulloch has done an in-depth review of Saltwater Vampires, which also gives a good background to the events surrounding the shipwreck of the […]
Hey Writers, I’ll be taking part in a Writing Race hosted by the Australian Writer’s Marketplace (www.AWMonline.com.au) on Tuesday, 26 October, 2010. The Race starts at 8pm AEST (so, if you’re observing daylight savings like me, it’ll be 9pm) and goes for one hour. The idea is that you work on your chosen project for […]
The shortlists for the Inkys have been announced and Raw Blue made the list. Big congrats to the other authors. If you”re under 20, you can vote for any of these books here … THE GOLD INKY (for an Australian YA book) Liar by Justine Larbalestier Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey Raw Blue […]
Mike Shuttleworth has re-posted an interview I did with him about Raw Blue not long after it was first published – it’s over at Read Alert, the Centre for Youth Literature‘s blog, and you can read it by clicking here … It’s a fairly in-depth interview, covering writing, surfing, the reasons for writing Raw Blue, […]
Well, not news about October the month, but actually a couple of reviews and an interview. Reviews just in for Saltwater Vampires (click on the link to read each in its entirety): The Book Nerd: “5/5 stars … Saltwater Vampires is a little bit The Lost Boys and a little bit 30 Days of Night […]
Okay, so everybody is raving about how good Casey Bennetto was as MC of the VPLA night. But I bring you proof: the power ballad that opened proceedings – courtesy of The Wheeler Centre. (I get my moment of glory 52 seconds in).
I did an interview for Between the Lineswith Danielle (who is also known as alphareader, has a passion for books that’s inspiring, and knows her Lost Boys from her Buffy). Big thanks to Danielle for making it fun.
Raw Blue won the VPLA for Young Adult fiction. I got to share a table with some top folks including Gabrielle Williams (Beatle Meets Destiny), my editor Amy Thomas, and Lisa Adderly and Kristin Gill from Penguin. Best of all, Casey Bennetto was MC for the evening. He conducted proceedings in the style of musical […]
Raw Blue has been shortlisted for the Victorian Premier”s Literary awards, along with Beatle Meets Destiny by Gabrielle Williams and Swerve by Phillip Gwynne. And it also made the longlist for the Golden Inky along with: Liar by Justine Larbalestier Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey Merrow by Ananda Braxton-Smith Swerve by Philip Gwynne […]