Hello! The US cover for SUMMER SKIN has been out in the world for a little while now, but I am not known for my punctuality, so I am revealing it here and now!
(Quick word from our sponsor – that is, me – SUMMER SKIN is published in the US and Canada on 29 May, by Feiwel & Friends.)
If you are thinking that it looks suspiciously like the Australian cover then you score 5 points. Here is the Australian cover for comparison:
I am so happy that they’ve kept things similar! I don’t think I could imagine Summer Skin with any other cover, and it was the original cover that was responsible for turning me into a fan of the colour pink. By the way, if you are still playing, you score 10 points per difference spotted, with a maximum possible of 220 points. No, I’m messing with you. There are nothing like 22 differences.
The other thing to note is that Fierce Reads will be doing a GIVEAWAY of 15 advanced reading copies of SUMMER SKIN on Goodreads very shortly. I will be back to remind you when it’s started (I imagine it’s only for residents in the US and Canada, though).
Guys, I am doing a panel as part of the Sydney Writers’ Festival All-Day YA program. Big thanks to SWF and also the Stella Schools program for giving me the opportunity. I’m especially thrilled about this because I love my co-panellists: Randa Abdel-Fattah, Alice Pung and Bec Kavanagh.
The Personal is Political
With: Randa Abdel-Fattah, Alice Pung and Bec Kavanagh
The lack of political voice leads to disempowerment, disengagement and disadvantage. In this panel, authors Kirsty Eagar, Randa Abdel-Fattah and Alice Pung offer personal testimony on the politics that affect them. Their testimonies are followed by a panel discussion on the ways marginalised voices are silenced, hosted by Bec Kavanagh. These women are sure to challenge the way we think.
Presented with the Stella Schools Program.
Supported by the City of Parramatta.
Sat 5 May, 1.30PM – Riverside Theatre, Parramatta
Hello! I am launching Erin Gough’s HOTLY ANTICIPATED second novel, Amelia Westlake. Erin is a 24-carat-gold person: super thoughtful, super smart, super writer. I can’t wait to do this event. And it goes without saying that if you’re going to be in Sydney town on Wednesday the 11th of April, we’d love you to join us.
More details, and RSVP here
Coming in April 2018 from Ampersand Prize-winning author, Erin Gough, Amelia Westlake is a ferociously funny romantic comedy about power, politics and an epic private-school hoax that brings two very different girls together.
Harriet Price is the perfect Rosemead Grammar student, and Will Everhart is a social-justice warrior with a chip on her shoulder. When a worrying incident with their swimming coach goes unnoticed, the unlikely duo embark on a grand feminist hoax to expose him.
Dazzling and triumphant, Amelia Westlake is the second novel from the award-winning author of The Flywheel, and a timely call to arms for every young woman who’s been faced with inappropriate comments or harassment from an authority figure.
Hello! I’m going to be hosting two writing workshops for teens at the Sydney branch of The Faber Academy in the July school holidays. Faber have been fantastic in trying to keep the cost down while delivering MAXIMUM value for participants. Teens can do one workshop, or the other, or both. Each workshop offers a different approach to story and writing, so there’s no crossover. These are workshops that would suit teens who love to read and write, obviously, but teens who don’t think they can write will enjoy them too. That’s very important to me – I love people being surprised by their own creative ability. It has to be doable, and they have to come away feeling empowered.
Okay, I’ve popped a pic of the details in below, but please visit The Faber Academy’s website for more info.
Hey guys, just a quick heads up! I am on the Sydney Writers’ Festival’s Secondary Schools Program this year. I am thrilled about doing this, and extra thrilled by my co-presenters: Jesse Andrews, Alison Croggan and Patrick Ness. I know, right?!
For more information, please visit Sydney Writers Festival.
Hello! Look at how long it’s been since I’ve visited this blog! Cobwebs everywhere.
I’ve got a couple of festival appearances coming up, and I mention them because if you’re in Newcastle or Brisbane, I would absolutely love to catch up with you.
Also! I’m conducting two writing workshops for tens to teens at Hornsby Library in the April school holidays. The library have been ace in letting me have a slightly longer time slot than normal. I love giving workshops – it’s always a huge pleasure to enjoy the really different ideas a room full of young writers can come up with. So if you know any teens you’d think would enjoy it please send them along. They don’t even have to be budding writers. This would also work really well for reluctant readers – it always seems to spark something.
Okay, enough from me. Hope you are well and happy and enjoying the Year of the Rooster so far. I might try and blog more regularly (I had grand plans for a regular Friday update, but maybe it’ll be fortnightly).