Uni of Qld Alumni This is Your Life Kind of Thing

Actually, that whole heading is a massive exaggeration … but I am Uni of Qld Alumni, and I did do an interview with the irrepressible Katie Rowney for their online blog. It’s about the time I had there (both at uni and at college) and how I went from using my degree to writing books (which isn’t really using my degree, but they

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Upcoming events – August/September 2016!

Hello! I’ve got three things coming up in the next two months: the Abbotsleigh Literary Festival (10 August), an event at Kinokuniya with four other esteemed ladies of YA (Sarah Ayoub, Erin Gough, Gabby Tozer and Jeann from Happy Indulgence) and the Brisbane Writers’ Festival (10 and 11 September). Please come along to one, or to all. You’re the apple of my eye

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Summer Skin on OzYAY! on ABC Local with Rhianna Patrick

Okay, so that’s the hardest post title I have ever written. But, deconstructed, it means that this Sunday 5th June, on the OzYAY! segment of Rhianna Patrick’s ABC LOCAL program, Summer Skin is being discussed, along with Jaclyn Moriarty’s A Tangle of Gold (7pm to 8pm AEST). Jaci and I will be interviewed about our books during the segment, and they will be discussed

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Voices on the Coast

Hello! Sydney’s become horribly cold over the last few days (I’m not actually whinging – this is after the most lenient Autumn ever, AND the water is still warm enough for a springsuit …) but I’ve got a trip to the Sunshine Coast to look forward to, as one of the authors appearing at the VOICES ON THE COAST LITERARY FESTIVAL. Those of you who’ve

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Mistimings

View this post on Instagram This morning I woke up at 5am without an alarm, and when that happens I know it's because my story is calling me. But because it was so hard yesterday, I ignored it and went back to sleep. And now it's punishing me and won't let me in. Honestly! #amwriting #wordbyword #molasses #workinprogress #writinglife A post shared by

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Autumn 2

View this post on Instagram Water seems to be at its warmest and greenest at this time of year. Love Autumn. Photo credit: The mysterious Mr Eagar #surfing #northernbeaches #secretspot #okaynotthatsecret A post shared by Kirsty Eagar (@kirstyeagar) on Apr 12, 2016 at 11:50pm PDT

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Girls Write Up day!

How often are young women constrained by their gender? What if they had the confidence to speak (or write) up against derisive and discriminatory language? Okay, I feel so strongly about this. I’m fiercely proud to be a part of this program. The details of my session are below. But please take a look at the program and tell me that that isn’t the most

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New White Horses piece

View this post on Instagram I've got a short piece on grief (and surfing – yes, I related the two somehow) in the new edition of @whitehorsesmag But more exciting for me was reading writing by this guy – @mugofsunshine and reading about his shaping and experiments in sustainability (actually, come to think of it, I also liked knowing how the name 'Mug

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Brisbane News

Hello! I recently did an interview with Brisbane News Magazine, talking about Summer Skin, female sexuality and my time at UQ. You can read the full thing here. The journo who wrote this, Jodie Munro O’Brien, was fantastic, and I hope more Oz YA authors get the chance to talk to her. Seeing the photo felt a bit weird, though, because I wouldn’t

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Pink frangipanis

View this post on Instagram Pink frangipanis are my favourite frangipanis. Thanks to @thetalescompendium for somehow magically knowing this. Regram @thetalescompendium New purchase! #SummerSkin #KirstyEagar @kirstyeagar @allenandunwin #LoveOzYA #AussieYA #bookstagram #booklove #coverlove #bookporn #YAlit #waitingontheweekend A post shared by Kirsty Eagar (@kirstyeagar) on Apr 6, 2016 at 6:38pm PDT

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