Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Exciting news!
Meet Michael Robotham

        The fabulous thriller writer Michael Robotham is visiting Perth.   I looooove Michael Robotham!   I will be there standing in line for the signing.  Wild serial killers couldn't keep me away.
          Why don’t you get your book club down to Scarborough Library and meet him.  It's FREE!

 When:            Tuesday 10 September
Time:              10.30am - 11.30am
Where:           Scarborough Library

Bookings essential please phone 9205 7420

          Michael Robotham's 2012 novel, “Say You're Sorry” was named by Stephen King in his top 3 reads of 2012.  And I wholeheartedly agree. It's a brilliant book and his upcoming novel, “Watching You” is fantastic as well. I will be reviewing it shortly.  And he is here in September giving a talk at Scarborough Beach library for FREE. Wow!

A morning of Suspense with Michael Robotham

         Come and meet internationally renowned crime author Michael Robotham at Scarborough Library.
         “Say You’re Sorry” was selected as one of the ‘Get Reading - 50 books you can’t put down’ for 2012. Formerly a journalist for major newspapers and magazines in Australia, Britain and America, he has won international crime awards and two Ned Kelly awards for Best Crime Novel.
        This will be an opportunity to get an up close and personal with Michael and purchase his latest novel. There will also be time for a book signing.
        Read an interview of mine with Michael late last year.  He is a fascinating man.  Delving into Dark Minds
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          Another great writer, Stuart MacBride, is coming to Perth.  Do try get out and see him speak.  He’s travelled all the way from Scotland to meet his readers.

An evening of Suspense with Stuart MacBride 

When:            Monday 9 September 2013 
Time:              6.30 – 7.30pm 
Where:           Osborne Library 

Bookings essential please phone 9205 7900

          Close to the Bone is a new crime thriller from the number 1 best-selling author of Shatter the Bones and Birthdays for the Dead. For McRae things are finally getting better... until the first body is found chained to a stake. 

          He’s already dealing with warring gangs; missing persons; brutal attacks on immigrants; and also feeling the heat from his superiors and the local crime boss. But when another body turns up, he begins to wonder if those little knots of bones he’d been finding are more important than they look... 
         Stuart MacBride’s Logan McRae series has already sold over 1.1 million copies. Shatter the Bones reached no 1 on the Sunday Times Bestseller list.
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Harper Collins launches new unsolicited submissions portal

For all those writers looking for that book deal, here is some exciting news for you.  I hope Harper Collins has plenty of readers.  I think they will be inundated. Good luck everyone who submits.  Remember to polish your manuscript until it is beautiful and shiny, and the most important tip: KEEP WRITING

          Harper CollinsPublishers ANZ is excited to announce the launch of its new online unsolicited submission program, The Wednesday Post, which will be going live, Wednesday 21 August 2013. Our goal is to uncover, develop and promote the most outstanding voices writing today.

The new portal can be accessed at and will also link from the HarperCollins homepage (in Australia and New Zealand). Submissions are accepted every week on Wednesday only. Aspiring authors will be asked to present synopses of their work and the first 50 pages of a manuscript. We are looking for writers at every stage of their career, from closet scribes to those who have a history of publication.

          Adult and YA books are the focus for this initiative, and we will be accepting manuscripts in both fiction and non-fiction genres. We are particularly seeking exceptional contemporary women’s fiction. The Wednesday Post will respond to authors within three weeks if we wish to see more of their work. All submissions will be considered for print and e-book publication as well as digital-only publication, which is an area we will be actively growing in the coming years through a dedicated e-only publishing model.  
         We are eagerly looking forward to our first intake of submissions and encourage all hopeful authors to apply. We love a good story, and if you have one to tell we want to hear from you.

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