Delightful December

Dear Reader, it has been an eventful year from this end of the computer, on the writing front as well as all others.

I had two peak life experiences in the form of taking part in Big Sky in Geraldton and the Ubud Writers Festival in Bali, both assisted by writingWA, a small organisation that does huge things for Western Australian writers. I visited a bunch of schools and libraries before, during, and after Book Week. And this happened:

181101 Fremantle Press acceptance

It is delightful to be back in the Fremantle Press fold, and to be sharing the middle grade novel that will be out at the beginning of 2020. This book has been rewritten quite a few times and it is good to feel that I’ve almost got it to where it should be.

My colleague’s daughter is currently reading said novel, and giving me editing feedback (as well as the editing feedback I’ll shortly be getting from my editor!) This is the gorgeous card she gave me:

181212 Emmas card

Somehow I managed to fit in a fair bit of reading this year. I am tossing up between these two as my favourite books: Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton and Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko. (I also have a towering TBR pile – so many good books out this year!)

I wish you all a peaceful festive season, and a sensational start to 2019.

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