Go get yourselves a cup of tea or something first, kids. I've got my ranting pants on today. So, there's this little review blog out there on the interwebs called BigAl's Books and Pals which focuses on "indie" books, specifically those available on the Kindle eReader. The label is problematic in itself, with the site … Continue reading How not to respond to someone being wrong on the interwebs
Australian writer, artist and now filmmaker, Shaun Tan, has just been announced as recipient of the 2011 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Brilliant! I think I have to go away and read The Red Tree again. And The Lost Thing. And, oh yes, The Arrival. Warmest congratulations, Shaun -- you really do deserve it! The ALMA … Continue reading This is so very awesome!
I need to travel more often. On Tuesday, I got off a plane in Newcastle to hear that my novel, Madigan Mine, had been nominated for an Aurealis Award. Yesterday, while I flew back to Melbourne, the Ditmar Awards finalists were announced and I was welcomed home by news of no less than three nominations! … Continue reading Ditmar Awards Ballot
Note: I'm away from home right now so have automatically scheduled this FBF post. If you're the first person to comment, don't panic if I don't get back to you straight away -- the book is definitely yours and I'll be in touch as soon as I can. This week I’m giving away Ring by … Continue reading Free Book Friday: Ring
I flew to Newcastle this morning to visit family, and look what wonderful news greeted me once I got off the plane: the finalists for the 2010 Aurealis Awards have been announced and Madigan Mine made the ballot for Best Horror Novel! I'm incredibly excited! And just cast your eye over the full list of … Continue reading Aurealis Awards Finalists Announced!