Write Across Queensland

Sometimes you get a trip that’s a once in a career sort of opportunity, and I think the Brisbane Writer’s Festival Write Across Queensland regional tour was exactly that.  We visited lots of schools around Bundaberg, Rockhampton and Yeppoon in Central Queensland. Having grown up in that area, for me, it was a nice example of life looping back on itself. (And also

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Something Wicked + Giveaway

Jenny of Supernatural Snark invited me over to do an interview in which we talk about all things supernatural and spooky. It’s part of a month long event called Something Wicked Comes. There is also a Night Beach GIVEAWAY for those of you who are in the States. Thanks to Jenny on both counts, especially for the fantastic questions. 

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Quintana of Charyn launch

If, like me, you are in love with Melina Marchetta’s Lumatere Chronicles, then you’ll be overjoyed to know that the third book in the trilogy is about to be born – Quintana of Charyn.  And if you live in Sydney, you’ll be even happier, because you can come along to the launch. I’ll be doing an “in conversation” with Melina, that will focus on her

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Australian Book Review

Pam Macintyre has reviewed Night Beach in Australian Book Review. Eagar is in fine control of her Gothic material. The tone is brooding rather than frightening, moody rather than suspenseful, and gives the reader space to interpret the way the world tilts for Abbie … the characters, the powerful ocean setting, the descriptions of surfing, the exposure of a particular masculinity, the exploration of the creative impulse, and Abbie’s journey from uncertainty to acceptance, produce

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Late scratching

Apologies to anybody who”d changed their plans, but unfortunately the event at Manly Library is not going ahead! Bit of a bummer, I know. Maybe you can do what I will do instead – have a bath with Red Queen and a bottle of Wirra Wirra Scrubby Rise and drown my sorrows.

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Manly Arts Festival

Thursday 20th September, 2012  I’ll be participating in Re(a)d or White, as part of the Manly Arts Festival. This one’s for the ADULTS among you, as there’ll be drinking involved and posh voices. Each of the panellists will be picking a book to discuss and pairing it with a wine. I’ve picked Honey Brown’s Red Queen.  Why? Because she’s one of my favourite

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Inky’s shortlist

Night Beach made the Centre for Youth Literature’s shortlist for the Gold Inky – yay! See if you can pick it in the line-up. Hopefully you guys feel inspired to read all of these books, and you will love them equally, but then vote for me.   Just kidding. Kind of. But! To vote you must be between 12 and 20 years of

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Qld Literary Awards

You know, the ones that are now sans Premier. Night Beach has been shortlisted for the Young Adult category, so that’s nice to know. Congratulations also to Margo Lanagan, Vikki Wakefield, Neil Grant and Judith Clarke, and to their beautiful books. 

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Molasses and Ferragost out now!

Hey, those of you who know me won’t be surprised by this, but I told you the wrong thing. (Note to self: brush up on details.) Volume 3 Issue 4 of the Review of Australian Fiction containing short stories by Melina Marchetta and me is OUT NOW.  It can be yours for $2.99 (or you could subscribe and get a whole heap of awesome

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Wear the old coat

Today, magically, I’m back in London, with the one Brit who is too nice to comment on Australia’s lack of Olympic gold. I know. There is one. Her name is Jo, and she runs Wear the Old Coat. We’re having a Tea Party in this pub. And you can join us, by clicking HERE … Go on.   

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Things I have loved so much this week that I need to share them in case they are magic for you too include:  

1. Aurora. Just generally. Full stop necessary. But also Aurora talking about her new book shelf… https://t.co/05bhHmBVld

Me and my friend Em this morning. She was racing down the line to run me over. ⁣

In all seriousness I am glad you were around today to run me over emmalincolnsmith Would be lost without you mate 🖤Glad creative… https://t.co/I19vA471cN

This show killed me. I came to Phoebe Waller Bridge via Season 1 of Killing Eve (🖤) and then Crashing (🖤) but Fleabag finished me off. First ep, I thought it was clever. By the third she’d got me in the guts. The… https://t.co/sjHJ44X6cT

Nick and me and Screen NSW giving us the THUMBS UP, BABY! We just got development funding for rawbluethefilm - We are so happy and can’t believe it really, because with film production presently at a standstill,… https://t.co/giv4sLqBds

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