Tuesday, April 18, 2017

ONE HAPPY CON-GOER WITH A TINDUCK

PHOTO BY ART DIGGLE

In this case, the Tin Duck is actually a very elegant swan.

And for those who don't know, the Tin Duck is the colloquial name for the Western Australian award given to the Best Long Work (i.e. book) of the year in the field of speculative fiction, in this case that was published in 2016.

My thanks to everyone -- it is truly an honour to receive an award because people cared enough to vote for the book!

The prize-winning book in question?  
THE FALL OF THE DAGGER.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Hey, this is me!!

FROM THE AUREALIS AWARDS SITE:

Welcoming the hosts of the Aurealis Awards ceremony!

We’re very pleased to announce that the 2016 Aurealis Awards ceremony taking place in Perth this Friday night will be hosted by the wonderful team of much feted WA local author Glenda Larke and debut novelist (yes, really!) and East Coast ring-in Cat Sparks!

Glenda Larke was the winner of the inaugural Sara Douglass Series Award last year for her Watergivers series, and is a multi-awards nominated author for her books, the most recent of these being the final book of the Forsaken Lands trilogy. Cat Sparks has earned awards over the years for her artwork, editing, publishing and short story writing, and her debut novel, Lotus Blue, has just been released to the world.
Join us at the Aurealis Awards ceremony this Friday night to see this dynamic duo in action!

WHEN: 7.45pm for 8pm start, Friday 14 April, 2017
WHERE: Metro Hotel Perth, 61 Canning Highway, South Perth, WA, 6151

More Details here:

https://aurealisawards.org/2017/04/11/welcoming-the-hosts-of-the-aurealis-awards-ceremony/

Monday, March 27, 2017

THE FALL OF THE DAGGER Shortlisted Again...

THE FALL OF THE DAGGER
last book of The Forsaken Lands Trilogy...

               Shortlisted for...

Best Australian Fantasy Novel, (Aurealis Awards 2016). A judged award.

Best Long Work of Western Australian SF, 
(Tin Duck Awards 2016). A voted award.

Winners announced over Easter weekend.





Monday, February 20, 2017

AUREALIS AWARDS SHORT-LISTING!

 
Very, very chuffed to have my latest novel (The Fall of the Dagger) short-listed for the Aurealis Awards  (Best Fantasy Novel).

That means that every time I have had a book eligible, I've had a short-listing... 10 times it must be now? 

I love the way the SF community in Australia does so much for authors, volunteering their time and effort -- and perhaps money in lost earnings -- just to say, "We love that you folk write, and we love what you write, and we'll take the time to show you..."

 Many, many thanks to everyone. 

And yes, like every book of the The Stormlord Trilogy which ultimately won the Sara Douglass Series Award, all three of the FORSAKEN LANDS trilogy have been shortlisted for the Aurealis.

Have YOU read it yet?

Congratulations to all the
short-listed authors. And to readers: choose any of them to entertain you. They are all talented Australians.