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View this post on Instagram One of the reasons I love my publisher @allenandunwin is that the people there give you great career advice. So, like, this is my new author head shot, because according to Lisa Watkins (super rep) using your book for ears and downlighting is the way to go. Thanks to Lisa for the solid. #summerskin #melbourne #dymocksmelbourne #writinglife #ontourfortoolong

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Tradies campaign # 1

View this post on Instagram THE book for tradies this Valentine's Day. @allenandunwin #summerskin #loveOzYA #bookstagram #aussieauthor #aussieauthors #aussieya #newadult #youngadult #tradiechallenge #tradielit #tradiebookclub #strayamate #straya A post shared by Kirsty Eagar (@kirstyeagar) on Feb 7, 2016 at 8:32pm PST

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Summer Skin playlist

It’ll give you nearly 3 hours of auditory pleazzzure. But – plot twist! – it’s not 100% correct. The real playlist is the chapter list. Every chapter is a song title (and the artist is mentioned somewhere in the corresponding chapter – except Ch.23, Everything is Embarrassing, because Sky Ferreira, the artist, is mentioned at the end of Ch.22 instead). So what’s different? Spotify wouldn’t

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Summer Skin officially cast forth into the world

Yes, I know, I feel like it’s been around for ages too. But it came out yesterday, on the 27th of January, and of course I have to say the date because 27 is my lucky number. My best friend, as best friends do, went straight down to her local bookshop and harassed them (which they didn’t mind because she also buys lots

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Some thoughts (mine and others) on sex in teen literature

Jo Stapley runs the UK blog Once Upon A Bookcase and is holding a month dedicated to examining the topic of sex in teen literature. There’s some fabulous reading here, people – reviews, interviews and opinions. Space has also been given to the topic of sex crimes, and I was interviewed by Jo because she has read and reviewed  RAW BLUE, which not only deals with the aftermath of sexual

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Extract now readable & pre-orders now doable!

And if that heading isn’t good English I just don’t know what is. More formally – if you’d like to read an Extract (with a capital E) of SUMMER SKIN, then click here. And if you take the leap of faith and pre-order I will obviously love you forever! Just a heads up – the suggested age on this one is 17+, okay? Also, consider

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ARC giveaway

There’s a SUMMER SKIN ARC (advanced reading copy) giveaway happening on Allen & Unwin Teen facebook page. 5 copies up for grabs.

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Raw Blue manicure

Excitement! Excitement! The Bookish Manicurist has done a Raw Blue manicure!!! This is the Oz YA equivalent of having a sculpture erected in your honour. You can check it out, along with the review and tome tour photos HERE.

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The Night Beach trailer

Is now showing! Admission price? A minute of your time.   Update: I forgot the plug! It’ll be published by Penguin Australia on 26 April, 2012. Boom, boom!

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