Giveaway winners

Ahoy there! A big thank you to all who participated in the Night Beach giveaway. Your tips and advice were hugely appreciated. And now it’s time to announce the winners (and I’m a day late in doing this, so my apologies if you’ve been waiting to find out). The winner of the International giveaway is Katrina P. The winner of the Australian giveaway is

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Night Beach Giveaway, Aussie and International

So! Today’s the 27th, which is our pre-appointed date for a GIVEAWAY. And those of you who’ve been here before and have highly tuned powers of perception will have no doubt noticed that something’s a leeetle bit different. Hopefully you’re thinking, I love what you’ve done with the place. Because, yes, I’ve had a web makeover. You are all so cutting edge with

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Reviews and a favour to ask of you

There’s a lot going on at the moment, and I must be feeling a wee bit stressed, because I’ve had the sudden urge to number things. 1. Two more reviews have come in for Night Beach. Book’d Out: Night Beach is a novel that got under my skin, complex, breathtaking and compelling, I can only insist you experience it for yourself. This is a

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Night Beach is out today!

Remember how I said I was going to blog more about the book? Well, I’m going to cheat instead. Alpha Reader has just posted an interview I did with her, which includes a lot of the paintings mentioned in the story, and she’s done a much better job than I’ll ever do. So if you’d like to read it, please click here (and

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An extract from Night Beach

Is now up on Penguin Australia’s site. Chapter one, to be exact. If you feel like having a read, help yourself to it here. And the book is back from the printer. If you want a squiz at it, check out this shot on Penguin’s Between the Lines. Marina Messiha did such a beautiful job on this design. Can’t wait to see the real

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Dan McCarthy

One of the very nice things about writing Night Beach was that if I needed to get myself in the mood, all I had to do was run around the net searching for the sort of art that would inspire me. I looked at Dan McCarthy’s art a lot. To me, his work is similar in feel to the paintings from the Romantic

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Glittering lights

Raw Blue has the glitter skin, but it was only as I looked at the previous post I realised Night Beach has the glittering lights. Huh. Funny how you find patterns. It’s a recurring thing through the story. What do you call that? Motif? At seventeen, I’m in‑between. Staring at the carnival from a distance. Not sure if I want to go forward and

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Romanticism

Fishermen at Sea (JMW Turner) One of the big things in Night Beach is obsession, and Abbie, the main character, is definitely an obsessive type. Aren’t we all? Anyway, while a guy called Kane is probably her most dangerous obsession, it’s her fascination with art and the ocean that help to define her. What I loved about writing the story is that it

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Salty people

So I’ve bounced back from the shock of netgalley, realising that it means I can now QUOTE my arse off. This is from Night Beach.  Abbie, the main character, is remembering her grandad. One of the things I was thinking about while writing it is how losing that special grandparent is kind of like losing your childhood … He came down here every day.

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Houston, we have a blurb

It’s up on the good ship Penguin’s website, like so: Night Beach AUTHOR: KIRSTY EAGAR Imagine there is someone you like so much that just thinking about them leaves you desperate and reckless. You crave them in a way that’s not rational, not right, and you’re becoming somebody you don’t recognise, and certainly don’t respect, but you don’t even care. And this person you

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