Hullo again :)
So Book Week 2015 is nearly upon us. The theme for this year's Book Week is 'Books Light Up Our World', and there is a wheelbarrow-load of stuff happening over the next week (well, ten days or so - Book Week does tend to kind of ooze out over the edges of August). Here are some of the things I'm going to, if you'd like to come along:
Saturday 22 August
Park Hyatt Melbourne
I'll be presenting at the Romance Writers of Australia conference this year, which is a privilege - I don't think they've had a workshop on YA fiction before - so if you're around from 12-1pm you can catch me at "Going All the Way: Romance (and Sex) in YA"
ARRA Signing Event
Park Hyatt Melbourne
There will be a Massive Mega-signing Event for the RWA conference, as organised by the Australian Romance Reader's Association - come along from 5-6pm and say hulloo :)
Sunday 23 August
I'm not speaking on this, but I'm attending WITH BELLS ON - it's a Fanfiction Panel with Danielle Binks, Melissa Keil and Justine Larbalestier, talking fanfic. There will even be an open mic for fic readings! Following on from that is the YA Book Swap Event, which will be fantastic...except I don't know if I really want to give any of my YA books away...
Monday 24 August
I will be visiting here, giving talks and workshops on how I do this writery business, and how to write crime
Tuesday 25 August
...And then the next day I'll be driving all the way to Geelong to say hi to Kardinia students!
Thursday 27 August
After a day at home (probably talking to the builder, because we need to put a room on our house, with all the GIANT BOYS now living here), I'll be dropping by to say hullo to folks at Loreto in Ballarat.
Friday 28 August
Our Lady of Mercy College
...then another exciting school visit at Our Lady of Mercy in Heidelberg!
Saturday 29 August
Now this is the one I'm hanging out for: the night of nights, the big knees-up bash to see who will win the One Ring to Rule Them All... I mean, which books will win the Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards for the best writing by Australian female crime novelists in 2015, yay! I'm excited because, well, Every Word has been shortlisted for the Best YA category, which is exciting. Holy crap. I have asked my partner to come with me and hold my sweaty hand, and barring hiccups with the junior football finals, he should be able to come. MY FINGERS AND TOES ARE CROSSED.
Now sorry, but that's truly all I have time to write today, because I'm packing for the week I've just outlined to you - yes, it's mega-week. Wish me luck, and good luck to you for Book Week - may the Book Fairies bring you something wonderful :)