Who knew that a Tuesday could be such a big day? Today’s the launch day for Prisoner of the Black Hawk, book #2 in The Mapmaker Chronicles (you can buy it here). I’ve had several coffees to celebrate, which means I’m not only talking like a chipmunk, but typing like a demon!
Today is also the last day to enter the competition to win a signed copy of Prisoner of the Black Hawk, plus lovely leather notebook and cool bookmark. Details are here. I’ve had some amazing entries and you have until midnight AEST to get yours in!
In other exciting news, the Sydney Writers’ Festival program was announced recently, and I’m thrilled to say that I’m on it. Three times.
On May 20, I will be teaching a workshop on a subject that’s very dear to my heart (and to most of yours if the number of emails I get about this are anything to go by): Writing …. with children: how to have a family and a novel. I’ll be looking at some myths about writing, how to make the time to write, what to do with the time when you manage to carve out an hour or two, and tools that can help you to get to The End. I’d love to see you there!
On May 21, I’m taking part in a panel that’s all about social media for writers, part of the NSW Writers’ Centre’s Forest For The Trees: Writers and Publishing in 2015 day. I’m really looking forward to the debate about the pros and cons of various social media platforms for writers.
And then, on 24 May, I’ll be down at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay, reading in the Enid Blyton Storytime Clubhouse as part of Family Day. It promises to be a fabulous day, with appearances by Andy Griffiths, Belinda Murrell and more and I really hope you’ll bring the kids along to say hello!
I told you it was a big news day!