I’ve had a HUGE couple of bookish weeks and I’m still kind of reeling from them to be honest. In the past three weeks I’ve attended The Sydney Author Event, The Romance Writers of Australia conference in SA, Allen & Unwin’s #YAFanFest16 night, Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan’s author talk and tomorrow I’m heading off to Sydney once more for Hachette Australia’s Christmas Roadshow with some of the girls from work.
Oh and I also wrote a picture book, AND I think I’ve sorted out a major plot issue in my manuscript.
In this time I’ve also written reviews for brochures, interviewed a couple of authors (more on that coming soon) and been severely sick with that nasty flu that’s going around. I haven’t read a book in a week 😦 and don’t feel like I’ve slept for more than 4 hours in years. But it is all totally worth it!
First-time children’s writers will learn to follow the important writing and submission guidelines they need to get their books in print. Ways to target the right age group, today’s hot trends and the basic conventions of style are all included.
In a small Australian town, the most epic love story in history is unfolding . . . again.
Everybody knows everyone in Kincasey, and nothing ever happens. That’s what Jenny thinks when she moves there – until she meets the mysterious Michael Webster.
But when Michael gets into a fight with the town bully, long-held resentments simmer to the surface, loyalties are tested, and Jenny finds herself the centre of attention. Her situation isn’t helped by a deepening friendship with Michael’s stepbrother, Gabe, or her jealousy of Gabe’s beautiful but aloof sister, Caitlin.
Caitlin is the only one who knows the terrible truth: this isn’t the first life she and Michael have lived. They have a destiny to fulfil – and it’s time for Michael’s powers to awaken. But what use is power if it can’t give you what you most desire?
Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really?
Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside of class have never crossed.
That is, until Kate spots Mark miles away from home, out in the city for a wild, unexpected night. Kate is lost, having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend Ryan, who may or may not feel the same way.
When Kate and Mark meet up, little do they know how important they will become to each other—and how, in a very short time, they will know each other better than any of the people who are supposed to know them more.
Told in alternating points of view by Nina LaCour and David Levithan, You Know Me Well is a story about navigating the joys and heartaches of first love, one truth at a time.
Hoping to read this week:
Last week on the blog:
REVIEW: One Photo by Ross Watkins and illustrated by Liz Anelli 5/5 Stars
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What are you planning on reading this week? Let me know in the comments below 🙂