Mike Shuttleworth has re-posted an interview I did with him about Raw Blue not long after it was first published – it’s over at Read Alert, the Centre for Youth Literature‘s blog, and you can read it by clicking here … It’s a fairly in-depth interview, covering writing, surfing, the reasons for writing Raw Blue, and what working in a kitchen is really
Well, not news about October the month, but actually a couple of reviews and an interview. Reviews just in for Saltwater Vampires (click on the link to read each in its entirety): The Book Nerd: “5/5 stars … Saltwater Vampires is a little bit The Lost Boys and a little bit 30 Days of Night set in a small coastal Australian town. I
Okay, so everybody is raving about how good Casey Bennetto was as MC of the VPLA night. But I bring you proof: the power ballad that opened proceedings – courtesy of The Wheeler Centre. (I get my moment of glory 52 seconds in).
Raw Blue won the VPLA for Young Adult fiction. I got to share a table with some top folks including Gabrielle Williams (Beatle Meets Destiny), my editor Amy Thomas, and Lisa Adderly and Kristin Gill from Penguin. Best of all, Casey Bennetto was MC for the evening. He conducted proceedings in the style of musical theatre and took the piss out of EVERYTHING.
Raw Blue has been shortlisted for the Victorian Premier”s Literary awards, along with Beatle Meets Destiny by Gabrielle Williams and Swerve by Phillip Gwynne. And it also made the longlist for the Golden Inky along with: Liar by Justine Larbalestier Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey Merrow by Ananda Braxton-Smith Swerve by Philip Gwynne The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta Confessions of
Two new reviews for Saltwater Vampires. Jamie and the other characters should be counting themselves lucky after being handled with such care. Click on the link to read each review in its entirety. “Saltwater Vampires is a highly addictive vampire novel which will suck you in from the very beginning (pardon the pun) … I like my vampires menacing and nasty and boy
And a couple of reviews have come in. I’m sure I’m not the only newish author who knows they have a lot to be grateful to the blogging community for, in terms of getting a book out there. To read them in their entirety, please click on the link: “This is not your run of the mill teen vampire book. Kirsty Eagar has
Between The Lines have featured Raw Blue in a post. As has inkcrush in a review that had me missing the characters all over again: Carly is such an awesome protag – 19, tough surfer girl, vulnerable and alone, hurting (after a traumatic/shocking event @ schoolies) not letting anyone in. Enter Ryan – surfer, 26. With his own dodgy/dangerous past. And, he likes
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