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January 4, 2013

Viewpoint, It Takes a Murder and Australian Women Writers’ Challenge 2013

Viewpoint Review

Alien Shores has also been reviewed by Mario La Marca in the current issue of Viewpoint the prestigious journal for Young Adult readers, writers and publishers, as well as High School teachers and librarians.

Anu Kumar It takes a Murder

It Takes a Murder by Anu Kumar, cover courtesy

It Takes a Murder

Anu Kumar whose story ‘Big Fish’ appears in Alien Shores has a new novel out:

Anu Kumar’s novel “It Takes a Murder” is now in widespread American distribution… In Kindle format

And you can buy the paperback from Biblio and other sources….


Australian Women Writers Challenge 2013

Marisa Wikramanayake has “signed up for the Australian Women Writers Challenge for 2013 to read, review and promote Australian female authors. If you can recommend a few titles (even your own) that would be great…”

Drop in on the Australian Women Writers Challenge and suggest a book for review, or take the challenge to read and review yourself.

Marisa Wikramanayake writes that: the authors “must be Australian and female. The genres I read are literary fiction, crime fiction, non-fiction and occasionally science fiction and fantasy”.

November 2, 2011

The Kids and Young Adult Literature festival

The Kids and Young Adult Literature festival

New Work, New Directions, New Opportunities

The best in Australian kids’ and YA authors, playwrights, film script writers , multi platform publishers from HarperCollins and Random house, independent and online publishing, apps and there’s the chance to pitch your idea.

Susanne Gervay award winning children’s and young adult author is the Director of the Children’s and YA Literature Festival bringing exciting publishers and creators up close and personal to you:

Keynote with Olympian swimmer, ABC broadcaster and author Lisa Forrest,

Monkey Baa Theatre, ABC TV script writers,

Best seller series authors Duncan Ball, Jacqueline Harvey, Sophie Masson and more.

There’s also the chance to pitch your work to a publishing panel. It’s one of the few times you can talk to authors, publishers, multi media experts, network, meet your writing community and have a drink on the balcony afterwards as the sun sets over Rowen House the home of the NSW Writers Centre.

Date: 25th June 2011

Time: 9.30 am – 5 p.m.

Place: The NSW Writers Centre

Cost: $50 members ($80 non members)

Parking: Freely available

phone: 02 9555 9757


Booking essential

If you need somewhere to stay in Sydney I can recommend The Hughenden at 14 Queen Street Woollahara.

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