Or, at least, that’s how it feels.
Let’s recap, shall we?
At the start of the year, I was a month away from being released from a job that had turned sour and toxic. I was vastly overweight, crippled by stress, and deeply unhappy. I hadn’t completed a full piece of writing in well over 2 years, and hadn’t completed a novel in closer to four (and that one had been stillborn: a melange of bad writing and awkward choices that simply refused to come to life and be sellable).
Then, of course, we moved to Karratha. Luscious took up a position teaching at the High School. I tra-la-la’d out of the job with nary a look back (How well was I respected? My going away gift was a book of art from the Kimberleys (I was going to the Pilbara, several hundreds of kilometres away), and my Director, who knew me since my first day, could only comment on the fact that I occasionally swore when asked to make a speech about my achievements over the 8 years of my time there). I started teaching relief at Luscious’ school a day or two a week, sat down to write, and opened up my recipe books and my copy of House Husbanding for Dummies.
How’s that worked out for me? Wouldn’t you like to know?
Continue reading “2018: BUY ONE YEAR, GET THREE FOR FREE”
Exciting news from Walker Books: this coming March, Magrit will be released in paperback, with an all-new cover! Check out this beautiful new wraparound, courtesy of the massively talented Amy Daoud, who provided the original, hardback cover. Apart from those of us in the actual know, you’re the first in the world to see this stunning new image, so get your completist hats on and order a copy to sit next to your well-thumbed hardcover edition!
Sexy, innit? 😉
Ssshhhh…. don’t tell anyone, but my publisher sent me an email this morning.
Magrit is being reissued in paperback in March 2019, with a new cover.
This was such a gorgeous novel which explored grief, loneliness, honesty, friendship, and adventure.
A little bit of love for Magrit from Pocket Full of Pages, just in case you thought all I did was pimp Patreon and had forgotten that I occasionally write stuff* 😉
*Honestly, half the time I forget, too……
Just arrived in today’s post: contributor copies of the Magrit audiobook. Sooooooo pretty. Sooooooo *pretty*!
You can order yours from the Bolinda Publishing website now.
Congratulations to designer and illustrator Amy Daoud, and Walker Books, for winning Best Designed Children’s Fiction Book with Magrit at the Australian Book Design Awards 2017.
Every conversation I’ve had since the book was released has included note of what a beautiful book it is, and how special a package it is, so in my view, it is a warmly-deserved win.
You can check out the full list of results here.