Upcoming events…

I’ll be appearing at the Voices on the Coastyouth literature festival on Monday 7 June at the University of the Sunshine Coast. The festival line-up looks amazing. Visit the festival’s website for information on how to purchase tickets and venue information. You can check out the full program here. Monday 7 June 9.15 to 10.00am: I’ll be doing an author talk on Raw

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Skeleton teaser …

Okay, so as we’ve all noticed I’ve been beyond slack on the blog front lately … BUT I do have a great blog on process coming up. Years ago now, I got to know this laidback lass who surfs where I surf. At that time she’d just been selected by the Australian Institute of Sport as part of an elite squad put together

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Voices on the Coast …

Happy days! I scored an invite to the Voices on the Coast Youth Literature Festival (big thank you to the very nice Kelly Dunham, festival organiser). I’ll be doing a talk about Raw Blue and a couple of writing workshops. The festival runs from 7 – 12 June and tickets go on sale 12 April. More details when they arrive via the details

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Counting words …

… is what I think writing is all about sometimes. And it’s nice to know I’m not the only one. The lovely Lisa Heidke, author of Lucy Springer Gets Even (Allen and Unwin) and What Kate did Next (Allen and Unwin), has just done a really good round up on the writing process for her blog. Lisa compares notes with Fleur McDonald, Kylie

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Raw Blue mentioned in ABR’s best books of 2009…

Raw Blue made the Australian Book Review’s feature on the best books of 2009 – critics’ choice, which was a really nice surprise and a great way to end the year. Mike Shuttleworth of the Victorian Centre for Youth Literature said: “Kirsty Eagar’s fearless Raw Blue (Penguin), a story of regeneration set on Sydney’s northern beaches, is more than just a promising debut:

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Surfing Australia High Performance Centre…

So this one time, at surf camp…. A little while back – okay it was November and okay I am slack – I headed up to Casuarina Beach, just south of the Gold Coast, to attend a weekend surf camp run by Surfing Australia’s High Performance Centre. (That would be me on the left).

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Happy twenty-ten and then…

I feel the need to sign off on 2009. So here goes… This is a shout out to everyone who has had things to say about Raw Blue – thank you. And thank you to all the writers, booksellers, teachers and librarians who have been so generous this year, making me feel so welcome. And big love to readers.

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Readings, Port Melbourne…

Pip Newling at Readings, Port Melbourne, has said some nice things about Raw Blue: “Raw Blue is a debut novel by Sydney-based writer Kirsty Eagar and while it has been sold into the Young Adult market it easily crosses over into adult territory. It’s a gutsy and nuanced story of Carly, surfer by day and cook by night, who is trying to find

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November news…

Recently I did an interview with Natalie Hatch over at www.weloveya.wordpress.com talking about Raw Blue. You can check it out here. Bit slow in posting this – we’ve been away to Nelson Bay, crammed into a house with good friends and their beautiful kids. Fantastic times – lots of surfing, seafood and Halloween. Birubi was absolutely enormous, and One Mile Beach was summer

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