February news …

Well, I owe a huge thank you to Linds at Bibliophile Brouhaha who has sent Raw Blue on a blog tour in the States off her own bat. Three reviews have come in as a result. One from The Unread Reader: [Carly’s] bravery, when revealed, was silent, but it was hers and it was full of heart and hope. And one from Supernatural

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Upcoming events for 2011 …

16 – 18 March, 2011 Somerset Celebration of Literature Details to come. In the meantime, you can find more on the festival by clicking here … . 27 – 28 May, 2011 Reading Matters Conference Friday 27th: 10.15am Monsters Ink (Panel session with Ananda Braxton-Smith, Karen Healey and Brenton McKenna) Saturday 28th: 11.20am Dangerous Arrangements (Panel session with Jane Burke and Denis Wright)

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Hark! Readers in the US (interview and giveaway) …

Linds from Bibliophile Brouhaha is hosting a Raw Blue giveaway as an adjunct to an interview I did with her. This is very nice of her, as the book hasn’t been published over there, so if you’d like to enter, you can do so by clicking here … The comp closes on 12 January, 2011. Obviously, you don’t have to be from the

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December news …

Linds at Bibliophile Brouhaha recently posted a review for Raw Blue that left me floored (in a really good way). You can check it out here … This review also clarified something for me; an issue that I have struggled with since the book was first published. That being – how much detail to go into when asked to describe the book. Linds

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Reading Matters 2011 …

Excitement! Excitement! The program for the 2011 Reading Matters Conference has just been announced (to be held on the 27th and 28th of May). I’ll be appearing along with: Cassandra Clare (US) Markus Zusak Melina Marchetta Rebecca Stead (US) Karen Healey Ananda Braxton-Smith Ron Brooks Brenton McKenna Leanne Hall Lucy Christopher (tbc) Delphine de Vigan (tbc) (France) Kate Burridge Zoe Sadokierski Denis Wright

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Literary Life …

The lovely Megs from Literary Life hit me with a couple of questions recently. You can check out the answers here …

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Writing …

Look, I don’t often say much about writing, mainly because there’s already a lot of good stuff out there, said by much more experienced and far more articulate people than me. HOWEVER, I recently answered some questions from a charming guy called Broede Carmody (you can check out the full interview here …) And because this is National Novel Writing Month, and you

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November news …

Four new and unique reviews have come in for Raw Blue. You can check them out by clicking on the following links: Musty Pages Irresistible Reads Literary Life Book Grotto Also, Stuart McCulloch has done an in-depth review of Saltwater Vampires, which also gives a good background to the events surrounding the shipwreck of the Batavia. You can read it here … And

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Raw Blue shortlisted for the Inkys …

The shortlists for the Inkys have been announced and Raw Blue made the list. Big congrats to the other authors. If you”re under 20, you can vote for any of these books here … THE GOLD INKY (for an Australian YA book) Liar by Justine Larbalestier Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar Swerve by Philip Gwynne Stolen

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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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