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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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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