US cover for Summer Skin and GIVEAWAY coming up!

Hello! The US cover for SUMMER SKIN has been out in the world for a little while now, but I am not known for my punctuality, so I am revealing it here and now! (Quick word from our sponsor – that is, me – SUMMER SKIN is published in the US and Canada on 29 May, by Feiwel & Friends.) Ta-dah! If you

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Sydney Writers’ Festival – All-Day YA panel

Guys, I am doing a panel as part of the Sydney Writers’ Festival All-Day YA program. Big thanks to SWF and also the Stella Schools program for giving me the opportunity. I’m especially thrilled about this because I love my co-panellists: Randa Abdel-Fattah, Alice Pung and Bec Kavanagh. Details below: The Personal is Political With: Randa Abdel-Fattah, Alice Pung and Bec Kavanagh The

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Summer Skin in the US and Canada Spring 2018

View this post on Instagram (Shout out to @librariankaren who prompted me!) Summer Skin is going to be published in the States and Canada by Feiwel & Friends in Spring 2018. I forgot to post this here, which was silly because Insta is my happy place. I can't lie – I have wanted to be published in the States and Canada since forever,

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Uni of Qld Alumni This is Your Life Kind of Thing

Actually, that whole heading is a massive exaggeration … but I am Uni of Qld Alumni, and I did do an interview with the irrepressible Katie Rowney for their online blog. It’s about the time I had there (both at uni and at college) and how I went from using my degree to writing books (which isn’t really using my degree, but they

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Upcoming events – August/September 2016!

Hello! I’ve got three things coming up in the next two months: the Abbotsleigh Literary Festival (10 August), an event at Kinokuniya with four other esteemed ladies of YA (Sarah Ayoub, Erin Gough, Gabby Tozer and Jeann from Happy Indulgence) and the Brisbane Writers’ Festival (10 and 11 September). Please come along to one, or to all. You’re the apple of my eye

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Summer Skin on OzYAY! on ABC Local with Rhianna Patrick

Okay, so that’s the hardest post title I have ever written. But, deconstructed, it means that this Sunday 5th June, on the OzYAY! segment of Rhianna Patrick’s ABC LOCAL program, Summer Skin is being discussed, along with Jaclyn Moriarty’s A Tangle of Gold (7pm to 8pm AEST). Jaci and I will be interviewed about our books during the segment, and they will be discussed

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Brisbane News

Hello! I recently did an interview with Brisbane News Magazine, talking about Summer Skin, female sexuality and my time at UQ. You can read the full thing here. The journo who wrote this, Jodie Munro O’Brien, was fantastic, and I hope more Oz YA authors get the chance to talk to her. Seeing the photo felt a bit weird, though, because I wouldn’t

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Pink frangipanis

View this post on Instagram Pink frangipanis are my favourite frangipanis. Thanks to @thetalescompendium for somehow magically knowing this. Regram @thetalescompendium New purchase! #SummerSkin #KirstyEagar @kirstyeagar @allenandunwin #LoveOzYA #AussieYA #bookstagram #booklove #coverlove #bookporn #YAlit #waitingontheweekend A post shared by Kirsty Eagar (@kirstyeagar) on Apr 6, 2016 at 6:38pm PDT

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Elle magazine

View this post on Instagram I have a small to medium sized piece in Elle Magazine (Australia) this month. (I have to be specific because I think I might have given peeps on Twitter a misleading impression and they're all now thinking 5-page spread.) It's about a real-life incident that is back story to Summer Skin. Nothing controversial, more poignant, and it involved

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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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