What’s Going On

What’s Going On

Jolisa is a terrific person, and I really enjoyed this interview, which dug into topics like location, location, location and why YA is awesome even when it gets no respect. Also, The Shattering tidbits. Also, also, and! There is a Booker Prize winner talking in the comments section. I feel all fancy.

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Inky Awards Shortlists.

Inky Awards Shortlists.

Internets, great news! The Inky Awards shortlists have been announced, and Guardian of the Dead has been shortlisted for the Gold Inky. I am thrumming with joy. The longlist was a stunning honour in itself, but making the shortlist is amazing The full lists: THE GOLD INKY (for an Australian* YA book) Liar by Justine Larbalestier Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey Raw Blue by Kirsty Eager Swerve by Philip Gwynne Stolen by Lucy Christopher The...

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Guardian of the Dead

Guardian of the Dead

In less than a day I had been harassed, enchanted, shouted at, cried on, and clawed. I’d been cold, scared, dirty, exhausted, hungry, and miserable. And up until now, I’d been mildly impressed with my ability to cope. At her boarding school in New Zealand, Ellie Spencer is like any ordinary teen: she hangs out with her best friend, Kevin; obsesses over her crush on a mysterious boy; and her biggest worry is her paper deadline. Then...

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Going Places, Doing Things

Going Places, Doing Things

Those of you attending the Melbourne Writers’ Festival or Worldcon 2010 might be interested in the events listings that will follow. The rest of you can admire this picture of my brand new hairstyle. I got it cut after I watched Scott Pilgrim vs The World. I know, right? I can barely wait to see what it looks like with my natural curls. Melbourne Writer’s Festival Thursday Sep 2, 12:30-1.15, ACMI 2 I am speaking with veteran and...

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