So today is the 25th of June, which means Head of the River is officially available to buy and read. Very exciting. I’ve been feeling a bit fluttery in the tummy all day. Word is it’s available in lots of bookstores, including Dymocks, Readings, Berkelouw and lots of indies.
I wanted to do a quick shout-out to some other kid lit authors who share my book birthday and are also celebrating the end of a long journey to publication today. They also happen to be lovely, lovely people and so supportive of me and other authors. So here they are – go buy their amazing work and support Aussie books.
Bully on the Bus by Kathryn Apel
The bully on the bus taunts seven-year-old Leroy, then silences him with threats of worse to come. To distract him, his teacher introduces him to the adventures in The Big Bad Book of Fairytales. Hidden throughout are the clues that Leroy needs to overcome the bullying taunts once and for all. Read it
Chook Chook, Saving the Farm by Wai Chim
It’s Chinese New Year and for Mei and her family things are looking grim. It’s been another bad harvest and a disappointing year for their farm. And now, the government is building a major freeway that will rip right through their village and tear their little farm apart. Read it
Shimmer by Paula Weston
Rafa—sexy, infuriating Rafa—is being held, and hurt, by Gatekeeper demons. And Gaby has to get the bitterly divided Rephaim to work together, or Rafa has no chance at all. It’s a race against time—and history. And it may already be too late. Read it