Category Archives: Fantasy Genre

Congratulations to the RORees

Margo and I are doing the ‘Happy Dance’. Our books have both been shortlisted for the Hemming Award. ‘The Norma K. Hemming Award marks excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class and disability’. The judges had some lovely things … Continue reading

Posted in Awards, Conventions and Conference, Fantasy Genre, Gender Divive in Writing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Pitching Opportunity

Back in 2006 when I organised the Pitching Opportunity at the Brisbane National SF Convention, Donna Hanson was one of the writers who submitted and her manuscript made it through to the final 12. Recalling this opportunity, Donna has set up a … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Spec Fic Scene, Authors and Public Speaking, Creativity, Editing and Revision, Editors, Fantasy Genre, Genre Writing, Nourish the Writer, Pitching, Publishing Industry, SF Books, Writing Craft, Writing Opportunities | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

What Marianne did…

Marianne has been writing to major deadlines for the last couple of years. Her Tara Sharp series has been optioned by Hoodlum, an award winning, multi-platform production company. Congratulations, MDP! The latest Tara Sharp book has just been released. Stage Fright. Here’s … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Spec Fic Scene, Crime and Thrillers, Fantasy Genre, Movie/TV Adaptations, Writing for Young Adults | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Supanova steampunk documentary!

It’s a week and a half to the Sydney Supanova – the special big bash, Supanova’s tenth anniversary celebration. Not only stars of film and TV (more than I can list – check ‘em out at http://www.supanova.com.au/guests/) but also two … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Spec Fic Scene, Book Launches, Fantasy Genre, Genre TV Shows, Movie/TV Adaptations, SF Books, Steampunk, Uncategorized, Writing for Young Adults | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Paula Weston asks: Why aren’t YA books as respected as ‘adult’ books?

Today we have Brisbane based author, Paula Weston, whose debut YA fantasy Shadows has just been released from Text Publishing. Paula is going to talk about her passion, writing for Young Adults. She raises the question why are YA (and … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Spec Fic Scene, Book Launches, Characterisation, Fantasy Genre, Genre Writing, Publishing Industry, Readers and Genre, Visiting Writer, Writing Craft, Writing for children, Writing for Young Adults | Tagged , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Having a ball at Supanova!

I had a ball at Supanova, signing Worldshakers and Liberators, and doing a joint presentation on steampunk with fellow Australian steampunk author Michael Pryor. I was a huge event – I didn’t hear final numbers, but on Saturday it was … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Spec Fic Scene, Authors and Public Speaking, Fantasy Genre, Genre TV Shows, Movie/TV Adaptations, Steampunk | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Congratulations to the ROR Aurealis Award Finalists 2011

First of all a big congratulations to everyone who made the final lists for the 2011 Aurealis Awards. Having worked on the awards for 5 years I know what goes on behind the scenes and I want to thank the … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Spec Fic Scene, Awards, Fantasy Genre | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Double Book Launch

Anyone going to be in Tassie on Thursday 2nd of Feb? We’re pleased to spread the news that Margo Lanagan will now be joining us on February 2nd for a launch of her new book, Sea Hearts. Margo and Tansy … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Spec Fic Scene, Authors and Public Speaking, Book Launches, Covers, Creativity, Fantasy Genre, Nourish the Writer, Promoting your Book, Publishers | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Boost for the ego!

Had the best possible author’s night last night! It was a Battle of the Books at Montreuil, where young readers, in groups of two or three or solo, spoke up for their favourite book in 3 minutes. There were about … Continue reading

Posted in Authors and Public Speaking, Fantasy Genre, Nourish the Writer, Promoting your Book, Reviews, Steampunk, Writing for children, Writing for Young Adults | Tagged , , | 1 Comment