15 July

Award Shortlisting

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Theophilus Grey and the Traitor’s Mask has been shortlisted in the children’s category of the Davitt Awards for best crime books written by Australian women. To see the full list of nominees, visit the Sisters in Crime website.

11 July

‘Charlatan’ in Sydney

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I’ll be talking about Charlatan at two free events in Sydney, on Wednesday 12 July. The first commences at 12:30 pm at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, at 280 Pitt Street. The second will be at Five Dock Library (4-12 Garfield Street, Five Dock) and will kick off at 6:30 pm. Hope to see you there!

8 July

In Conversation with Richard Fidler

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              On Wednesday 5 July I had a wonderful talk with Richard Fidler on the ABC Radio program Conversations about Thomas Guthrie Carr and my new book. It was so exciting and enjoyable, and everyone at the ABC was INCREDIBLY nice. To stream or download our chat, visit the Conversations website.

8 July

Also in Brisbane …

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While I was in Queensland, I also had to good fortune to visit the Avid Reader bookshop, and talk to ABC journalist Paul Barclay for his podcast ‘Big Ideas’. That discussion about Charlatan was recorded, and will be posted in the next couple of weeks. Finally, I wound up my visit to Brisbane with a speech […]

9 June

Thumbs Up for Theophilis Grey!

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Many thanks to Kate de Goldi for her lovely review of my two ‘Theophilus Grey’ books on Radio New Zealand last month. To listen to the program, visit the RNZ website. The reviews start at the 3:50 mark.

14 April

Apology to My Fans

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I’ve just realised that for the last four months or thereabouts, my replies to website questions have not been posted, even though I’ve been writing them. The way I USED to post messages on Disqus isn’t working any more, but since I’m lax about checking the actual website, I only just noticed. My heartfelt apologies […]

25 February

Another Shortlisting!

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‘Theophilus Grey and the Demon Thief’ has been shortlisted for the 2016 Norma K. Hemming Award, which recognises excellence in the exploration of race, gender, sexuality, class and disability in speculative fiction. The winner will be announced on the 27th of March. Congratulations to all the other nominees! For a full list of the nominees, […]

24 February

Foray Into Screenwriting‏

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            For the last eight months or so, on and off, I’ve been writing a screenplay adaptation of ‘How to catch a Bogle’ (‘A Very Unusual Pursuit’, in Australia) with director Darren Ashton and producers Jodie Matterson and Kate Keegan.  The first draft of this screenplay, which was written under […]

29 November

Latest release: ‘How to Catch a Bogle’

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My latest release is How to Catch a Bogle was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in North America in September. The book appeared in Australia in January 2013, under the title A Very Unusual Pursuit. The Australian sequel, A Very Peculiar Plague, was published in Australia in July 2013, but won’t be issued in North America […]

29 November

‘How to Catch a Bogle’ on ‘Best Book’ lists

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How to Catch a Bogle (known as A Very Unusual Pursuit in Australia) has been named one of the best children’s books of 2013 by both Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, two highly respected American literary journals. Here are links for the Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus lists.