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Juliet at Worldcon Aug 9-13

Here’s an updated version of my program for Worldcon in Helsinki next week. All my events are at the main convention venue, Messukeskus:

Thursday Aug 10, 10:00 – 11:00
Panel: A Stitch in Time: Historical Fantasy
Historical Fantasy: What is it and how does it differ from fantasy or historical fiction? What makes for good historical fantasy? What are some variations within this genre? How can it illuminate our understanding of the past […]

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August 3rd, 2017|

Coming Appearances – Perth, Helsinki, Melbourne

 

Supanova Perth: June 24-25

I’ll be an author guest at the Supanova Pop Culture Expo on Saturday June 24 and Sunday June 25, signing between 10.30 and 5.30 each day . As usual, there’s lots to see and do at Supanova – one of the best places for geeky people-watching and fantastic cosplay. I will have some bookmarks to give away. I’m happy to sign books or just have […]

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June 13th, 2017|

Progress report

 

Apologies – it’s been a long time since I posted here. I’ll put up a separate post about my future travel plans and appearances soon.

The big question is, what am I working on now and when will it be published? I have two projects on the go, but I can’t tell you a whole lot about either until my agent has definite arrangements with the publishers in question.

The first project is […]

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June 1st, 2017|

Books, Books and More Books

 

Yoda has been using the Force to help me sort out some books. Rather a lot of books. This double pile represents a small percentage of the mountain of fantasy works piled up all over my house at present. This year I am one of the five judges for the World Fantasy Awards. These awards are presented annually for the best fantasy works in English, spread over several categories – […]

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February 16th, 2017|

Author Interview: Meg Caddy and Waer

It’s a real delight to introduce Meg Caddy, an up-and-coming Australian writer whom I mentored back when she was a high school student. Meg was already a passionate and dedicated writer then, with a remarkable work ethic for someone of her age. It wasn’t only her talent that impressed me, but her willingness to listen to critique and to re-draft over and over in an effort to improve her work. […]

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February 20th, 2016|

Q&A: Alison Goodman and Lady Helen and The Dark Days Club

I recently had the pleasure of reading Alison Goodman’s new novel, Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club, a heady and highly original blend of Regency romance and dark fantasy. I think this novel, and the sequels to come, is going to appeal to a very wide readership, as it combines meticulous research with great pacing and strong characterisation. And of course, there’s the uncanny element, which sometimes verges on […]

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February 13th, 2016|

Tower of Thorns audiobook news

We’re getting close to the release date for Tower of Thorns (Blackthorn & Grim book 2) and I’m excited to share the news that the audiobook edition from audible.com is now in production!

Like Dreamer’s Pool, Tower of Thorns has three characters who share the narration chapter by chapter. For the audiobook edition we have, again, Natalie Gold reading Blackthorn’s chapters and Nick Sullivan reading Grim’s chapters – in this book […]

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September 19th, 2015|

Book(s) of the Month: July 2015

This must be forest month – as well as getting on with writing my own book, which has a tree-loving protagonist, I’ve read two wonderful novels in which forest is not only a vital part of the setting, but an integral part of the story. Both the authors understand the power of folklore and the blurred margins between mythology and history.

I’ll start with Uprooted by Naomi Novik, author of […]

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July 11th, 2015|
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