And while you’re at it, take a squiz at the sexy cover for Amanda’s soon-to-be released book Aurora: Centralis, which is number 4 in her very popular Aurora series. I smell danger and high stakes coming our way. Get the low down on Amanda and her series here!
Farewell 2014! What a year you were. Many things happened of the writerly kind. I wrote a YA, a novella, finished an new urban fantasy I’d been kicking around for a while and then subbed Chaos Broken (Book 3 in the Chronicles of Applecross) to my publisher. The YA novel is in the publishing ether and for the novella, I’m thinking of venturing into the self-publishing world. Chaos Broken will be published in April 2015, when I shall put on my book promo underpants and shove it forth for everyone’s attention. Maybe even before, as those underpants sure look comfy.
Many other things happened int 2014 as well. I went on a writers retreat with my fellow Sisters of the Pen, and we did strange writer things and ate strange writer food.
I also went on my first marathon Hen’s Night, involving beer, boats, cycling and penis shaped lipstick.
And of course, my traditional Christmas visit to Bundaberg to see my grandparents and visit all my relatives at Jo’s Roadhouse. It’s a tough 5.5 hour drive from Brisbane (especially with two small kids in the back), but totally worth it to stroll to the beach every morning with the family, eat bread fresh from the oven, and watch Grandad try to convince my kids to eat his chip and fish sandwich (The concept blew their minds!!)
Wishing everyone an awesome start to their 2015!!
And here I’m yapping AGAIN about scary things. And the big EVENT that nearly ruined horror movies for me. And my underpants.
The wonderful cookie-loving, coffee-swilling Sandra Antonelli got me to do a blog about Halloween! I talk about all the horrors…including ironing….
Hey ho! Check out my interview and giveaway on the fantastic Blood Rose Books Blog! I answers the questions! I give away books! http://bit.ly/1qVknsy
In other news, Chaos Broken, book 3 from Chronicles from the Applecross, has been accepted by my publisher, more details to come!
I had a quickie interview over at the Australian Writers Marketplace. A very cool place to be interviewed at, indeed. I talk about writing and stuff… very quickly ….
In anticipation of Ainslie Paton’s latest book, Hooked on a Feeling (Available 1 August), I will be helping judge a competition on first love stories. That’s right – COLD HARD CASH for your soft, warm and gooey love stories. Competition opens Monday 14 July, closes Friday 1 August.
Check out competition details here!
HOOKED ON A FEELING – Ainslie Paton (Available 1 August)
There’s a sexual revolution going on, but not in Gayle’s life. She’s never felt so old, so unattractive, and so helpless. Your husband asking for a divorce could do that to you. Now she’s the scandalous new neighbour, the single mum, the divorcee, who needs a job but doesn’t know how to balance her own cheque book.
And then Steve and Ray arrive in her life, the former with chocolate hair and hurt eyes, the latter with a tomboy daughter and an uptight attitude. Suddenly, being separated doesn’t feel so shameful. This is the story of how Gayle lost her home to find true friends; her marriage to find a new life; and her husband to find love.