[news] live radio and facebook chat, school visits, nsw writers' centre panel and more

Hello to you, my peanut-butter-and-honey-covered crumpets!

Sorry I’ve been MIA, my laptop took me hostage, but I wrestled it to the ground and broke free so I could fill you in on what’s going on in my world. How’s everything with you? Your hair’s grown a lot since we last spoke. And is that a new watch? Sheesh. We have so much to catch up on! Let’s do this.

I have a few busy weeks coming up in Author Land, including:

531834_581216765237243_1150128280_n– a live interview on ABC radio (also starring the wonderful John Marsden, who inspired me to become an author, dorky evidence to the left, and the prolific Anthony Horowitz), followed by a live Facebook chat from 8.30pm on Sunday night. Stay tuned for the live chat website address. If you love YA, books, writing, don’t miss this amazing young-adult love-fest with the divine Rhianna Patrick.

Radio interview details: tune into ABC 702 between 7-8pm Sydney/Brisbane time this Sunday night. Do you live in WA, NT, SA? You can listen online here http://ab.co/1RgPZs1 or via the ABC apps/TuneIn or on a digital radio.

Facebook chat details: 8.30pm-9pm You can ask me whatever you want about writing, books, YA, magazines, hot chips… all the good stuff! Stay tuned for the best Facebook address.11350605_1159537554071825_5737525454373166073_n

– a Sydney high school visit, where I’ll be running author talks and workshops all day with the Year 7-10 students (If you’d like me to talk with your students, let me know – I’m still taking bookings for the second half of 2015)

– a panel/speech for New South Wales Writers’ Centre, where I’ll be talking about my incredible but totally problematic literary hero, Roald Dahl.

unnamedEvent details: On Thursday, June 18, the New South Wales Writers’ Centre will join the National Young Writers’ Festival to present “My Literary Hero is Problematic”, a series of presentations on the dark foibles of your favourite writers. This event is your chance to enjoy the delicious guilt of liking a writer who has acted poorly in their personal life. There’ll be performances by yours truly, crime writer Candice Fox, author of Fishing for Tigers, Emily Maguire, debut novelist Oliver Mol, and it’ll be hosted by NYWF co-director Lex Hirst.  DETAILS: 6.30-8pm, Thursday, June 18, Berkelouw Paddington, top level, 19 Oxford Street Paddington. RSVP: events@nswwc.org.au

– and, of course, I’ll be writing, plotting, writing and plotting some more on a shiny new book manuscript (No, it doesn’t star Josie Browning, but yes, it is YA contemporary! Watch this space for more details)