It is a dream come true for me to have a novel released in North America, something I have hoped and prayed for, for a long time. Even with a quiet release, backlist book, I am overwhelmed with gratitude. When the hardcover copies arrived I spent a lot of time stroking that sparkling gold spine beneath the dust jacket. We don’t publish in hardback here in New Zealand and Australia, so it feels like a BIG DEAL for a lil’ kiwi girl.Read More
I was thrilled to learn on June 6th that The Rift has been shortlisted for the Young Adult category of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Look at the incredible line up of titles and authors!Read More
Finally, I’m sitting down to revisit this great event and to give a massive shout out to my girl, Sarah Epstein! When I announced I was coming to Melbourne for Supanova, Sarah was one of my first writer friends to reach out and say: HEY! Let’s catch up and how about we join forces for an event. I was stoked as this had been on my agenda, hook up a Melbourne event and connect with author buddies.Read More
I could not be more thrilled to announce that The Rift will be released in Canada and the United States of America this October, 2019, thanks to the good people at Candlewick Press. Definitely a dream come true! Also, there will be an audiobook. Keep your eyes peeled, northern hemisphere friends. Updates coming soon. In the meantime, checkout the hardcover design.Read More
If you’ve been following this lil’ series of blog posts about my adventures on the Supanova trail, you’ll know I’m sliding into home base now with Gold Nova. Thankfully, the dreaded lurgy I caught on the plane to Melbourne, had eased off. I was definitely on the upward swing with much more energy, instead of functioning on Dimetape and Nurofen.Read More
Continuing in this series of posts for readers who like a glimpse behind the scenes and for author’s considering investing in similar ventures, Part 3 focuses on how I made the most of my 4 days down-time between the Melbourne and Gold Coast events.Read More
For reasons best known to the good Lord, I managed to book myself a horrific 6am flight from Nelson which required being at the airport at 5.30am which meant my body was on high alert to not miss my alarm which meant I started the day at 3.30am. Oh my Lord. Naturally, I collected a virus on the plane and landed with a head cold and a bonus bout of vertigo. Blimey! What a start! But, I promise it gets better from here…Read More
When my publisher pitched me to Supanova, I did my sums and said my prayers. Then, sooner than I could have anticipated, an official invitation came through. I danced a jig around my living room and braced myself to break the news to my husband. Honey, how would you feel about me taking a week off work, abandoning you and the children for 11 days and flying to Australia? Erm … sure? My school gave me leave and I booked my tickets and accommodation with a mighty gulp.Read More
Step into the shadows with authors Rachael Craw (The Rift & the Spark series), Katya de Becerra (What the Woods Keep) and Sarah Epstein (Small Spaces) to discover what’s lurking on the darker side of YA fiction.
In conversation with Sarah Robinson-Hatch from The YA Room.
I could not be more thrilled about joining all the madness, mayhem and fun at Supernova Melbourne April 5-7th and Gold Coast April 12-14th!Read More