How to launch a book

Full confession: launching a book really is fun. And everyone is so nice! Over in Facebook land I've never had so many likes in my life. I went into Readings Carlton to sign some copies, and they've subsequently put a copy of Elizabeth Macarthur into the window. Truly, I can now die happy. I've had two radio interviews so far, and they both went well. Only one is available online, though: ABC Melbourne (774) Breakfast Show. Fast forward to 1:14:20 if you want to hear me rabbiting on for about 6 minutes [...]

2018-04-04T21:00:00+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Writing|0 Comments

And so it begins…

Publication Day is Monday 2 April, although I'm not sure what it actually means, because nothing actually happens on the day. Some bookshops already have Elizabeth Macarthur on their shelves, others will no doubt get it in over the next few weeks. The launch party, a private function for friends and family, will be held a week or so later. My lovely publicist has lined up lots of talks and radio interviews for me but none are scheduled for Monday. Well, one was, with Wendy Harmer on the ABC Sydney [...]

2018-03-31T16:36:57+00:00 March 31st, 2018|Elizabeth Macarthur|8 Comments

Song for a Scarlet Runner

My friend Julie Hunt is the author of the inaugural Readings Children's Book Prize winner - Song for a Scarlet Runner.  I met Julie at Varuna, the Writer's House and quite frankly she's the nicest person ever.  Good juxtaposition with Readings, the best bookshop ever! * Julie's had quite a winning 12 months, with her children's picture book The Coat claiming the 2013 Children's Book Council Award (CBCA) for Picture Books. Read a lovely interview with Julie at the Readings Blog. And the books?  My kids love them.  Buy multiple [...]

2018-03-21T14:56:18+00:00 July 11th, 2014|Book Review|0 Comments