I found out at the weekend that Beneath the Shadows is on the Premier’s Summer Reading Challenge for 2012. This Challenge is designed for kids and their parents, and reading lists can be found at http://www.summerreadingchallenge.org.au/what-to-read/booklists/. While taking part you can also raise funds for the Multiple Schlerosis Society. To find out more visit the website: http://www.summerreadingchallenge.org.au. Happy reading!
I was delighted when Fiona contacted me to ask me to be part of her latest website project, in which she asks a number of Australian authors to write about and photograph their work spaces. Go to her website www.fionapalmer.com and check them out – there are some great names on there, including Matthew Reilly, Lisa Heidke, Tony Park, Bronwyn Parry, Rachael Treasure, Mandy Magro, Jaye Ford, Katherine Scholes and Monica McInerney!
Jayne at the fabulous Australian Bookshelf site invited me to write a guest blog as part of Aussie August month. There’s also a copy of Beneath the Shadows up for grabs, and all you have to do is leave a comment. Offer ends 31 August. Click here to visit the page, or go to http://australianbookshelf.wordpress.com/
I’m delighted to be a part of Aussie Author month. I’ll be writing a guest post for Reading Adventures next week, reflecting on my recent book tour. Meanwhile, I’m devoting the month to reading as many Aussie books as I can, both classics and new releases. I’ll report back at the end of the month, and let you know how I get on – my reading list is growing by the day!
Meanwhile you can follow Aussie Author month on Facebook or on Twitter using the hashtag #ausbooks. Aussie Author Month is raising funds for the Indigenous Literacy Project, which is dedicated to bridging the reading gap. Find out more on their website: www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au
Happy Aussie reading!
One auction may have finished, but there’s still the opportunity to win heaps of amazing prizes for writers and readers at www.writersonrafts.com.
The brainchild of Rebecca Sparrow and the Queensland Writers Centre, authors involved include Kate Morton, Morris Gleitzman, Di Morrissey, Nick Earls, Tara Moss, Mem Fox, John Birmingham, Jessica Rudd, PM Newton, Anita Heiss, Caroline Overington, Emily Maguire, Jessica Adams, Lisa Heidke, Marcus Zusak, Allison Rushby, Mia Freedman, John Bauer, Kylie Ladd, Wendy Orr and Fleur McDonald, to name but a few!
On offer from me are signed books, and I’ll also provide one winner with editorial feedback on the first 5000 words and synopsis of their script. Go to the website for full details of prizes on offer, including the chance to be part of the Ultimate Girly High Tea.
Winners drawn on 25 February. For just $5 a ticket it’s not to be missed.