I had such a wonderful time in Melbourne over the weekend. Was fantastic to spend quality time with good friends and get to know some people some more. I could write a bunch of stuff, but there was a great back channel happening so I storified instead :)
Friday I attended #writingwhilefemale as part of the Emerging Writers Festival. The presentations were great, generally, and even better was the company (Alisa, Katharine, Helen & Jane, with bonus Alex at lunch!).
And once that was over, we had Continuum 11! Sold books, hung out, was on some panels. Excellent programming and more great company!
Thanks to the organisers of both events for a fab weekend, a and to all the tweeters I pulled into the Storifys above. Also Katharine for room sharing and top table duties, as always, and to anyone who brought me tea & snacks through the weekend :) Was a blast!
cross-posted from FableCroft:
This is it! The final week of the Cranky Ladies of History Pozible campaign is underway! We are at $9900 (updated! $10,075!!) with an amazing 180 supporters on board the Cranky Ladies train, and Tansy and I are just delighted with the result so far. We have smashed our first stretch goal of more art by the brilliant Kathleen Jennings, and we’re aiming high — if we can hit $12,500, we can add another 25,000 words to our book! That’s more stories and more great authors to enjoy, which would help make the book even more awesome.
But what’s in it for you? Why back a crowdfunding campaign that is already funded? There are lots of good reasons (including the fact it makes us do a little dance!) and I wrote about some of them here – exclusive campaign rewards! Publisher dancing! All good things
In case you missed it on the weekend, we got some more mainstream media notice with Linda Morris from the Sydney Morning Herald writing a great article about the cranky ladies, which was published on Sunday. We’re so pleased to see that our Cranky Ladies are receiving such attention, and with the previous ABC News Online article and radio appearances and everything, have to say it’s pretty cool. Stay tuned for a few more interviews/articles to come!
I might sound a bit like a broken record, but I really can’t thank enough everyone who has pledged and signal-boosted the campaign over the past three weeks. You’re amazing. And thank you as well to the very excellent people who have taken part in our Cranky Ladies Blog Tour — it’s been such a fantastic response, and it’s still going! Check out the posts so far, and keep an eye out for more to come.
Cranky Ladies, storming the world!
A quick post about FableCroft’s new books, two of which are being launched at Conflux in ONE MONTH but already here and ready to be posted out!
1. Publishers Weekly reviewed both The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories by Joanne Anderton and One Small Step, edited by me. FableCroft’s first reviews at PW, which is very exciting!
2. Pre-orders are available at the FableCroft website, and all orders placed now will be posted over the next week – that’s right, before the launch!
3. You can also try your luck to win a copy at Goodreads – details at the FableCroft website.
4. We re-released Tansy Rayner Roberts’ first novel, Splashdance Silver, in ebook a few weeks ago – it’s a fantastically fun read, and super cheap! The sequel novel, Liquid Gold, will also be out soon.
5. Not, strictly speaking, a FableCroft announcement, but I’m off to Hobart on Thursday to help launch Tansy’s newest book, A Trifle Dead (by Livia Day, Tansy’s alter ego). Join us if you can at the Hobart Bookshop, 5.30pm Thursday 28 March, 2013!
6. And I’m merrily working on a couple of other projects that I will be announcing soon – fun!
We’ve had a fairly exciting few days around here. First of all, both of FableCroft’s April-release books have arrived nice and early, and they look lovely! It’s a relieved sense of excitement to see the books all printed and fantastic, and ready to go out into the world! The official launch is not until April 26, but if you pre-order before March 31, I’ll send the books out in the first week of April :)
Late last week we also had finance approved for the house we’re buying! Yes, yes, we just moved (into a rental) but we’ve been looking to buy and finally found a great house that we fell in love with – it has an indoor heated pool! And a new kitchen! And a nice yard! And rooms! Lots of rooms! We’re really looking forward to living in it (although not, so much, the moving AGAIN!).
Would someone like to let me know where this year is going? It’s the second half of March, it’s nearly EASTER, and the holidays are rocketing on not long after that! In which we have Mum & Dad visiting, and Conflux happening, and oh my goodness, time does fly!!
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