I just had a reviewer contact me to let me know that they received a copy of my book through NetGalley and I was like, “Wait, what?” Sure enough, a quick Google check revealed that it’s available on the first page (!) of the Sci Fi & Fantasy listings AND on the first page (!) of the Teens & YA listings. HOW COOL IS THAT!!!
So, if you’re a book blogger or a book reviewer or any kind of book person with a NetGalley account, you can request a free (digital) copy of my book for review by clicking on the picture above or following the link HERE.
If you don’t have access to NetGalley but you still want to have a crack at my book, you can purchase a copy in paperback (with free international shipping) or as an e-book by following the link HERE.
In other news, I went and spoke at a high school assembly about my book this morning. It was so cool! Actually, it was a little nerve-wracking, to be completely honest, but I ended up having a lot of fun with it! It was for students aged between 14-18 (a combined assembly for years 10, 11 and 12) which was the perfect kind of group considering my protagonist is 16 years old.
Fortunately, I managed not to have any awkward foot-in-mouth moments (unlike during the speech I gave at my book launch, which you’ll hear all about in my next post since I now have all the photos back from the event and I’m planning a whopper of a write-up for my next blog update).
All in all, I think the assembly was a public speaking success, which is a huuuuugggeee relief! Plus, something really awesome happened afterwards – one of the year 10 students came up to tell me she’d already finished my book and loved it! She also brought two of her friends to meet me and they’re already in line and waiting to read it too! How lovely is that? *Bursts into emotional tears*. I would have hugged them but I wasn’t entirely sure about protocol with these things, haha.
(That’s me standing up the front on the left.)
So, yeah, that was a great experience! Plus the head of the English department mentioned that they’re going to try and get me back to do some writing workshops with the students too, so that will be sooooo cool! I can’t wait!
Anywho, there’s a cyclone coming so I’m off to fill bottles of water and see if I can find some batteries or something. Isn’t that what you’re supposed to do when a natural disaster is on the way? I’m so bad at this kind of thing. But in my defense, a few hours ago they said it was only going to be a Category 2, but now they’ve just upgraded it to a Category 5 (which is yikes-worthy, thus the water and battery hunting mission). If you don’t hear from me again soon, maybe send a boat in my direction. Or, you know, a helicopter, if you have one handy. Because we all have those lying around, don’t we? *Rolls eyes at self*