Vardaesia Launch Tour

Listed below are the details for the national VARDAESIA launch tour that kicks off on February 19th! Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide and Perth, with Sunshine Coast details still to come.


1. All of my books will be available for purchase and signing at each of these events, and/or you can bring your own copies from home. 

2. A signing limit may be imposed at some events, whereby large numbers may mean I can only personalise VARDAESIA (with just a signature on the other books). 

3. RSVPs/tickets are needed for some of the listed events with details included below, so please follow the links and instructions. (Bookings are ESSENTIAL but all events are FREE – except for two in Perth, one of which is $5 and one is $4.) 

For any questions, please contact


In Sydney, Melbourne and Perth there are “SPOILER EVENTS” – these are events where I will be answering anything and everything about The Medoran Chronicles, including VARDAESIA, so it is highly recommended that you DO NOT COME to these spoiler events unless you’ve managed to read the conclusion in time.

And without further ado, here are the events, listed by city!


EVENT 1: In Conversation/Q&A and signing
Tuesday 19th February5:30-7:30pm
Mount Alvernia College, Brisbane

You can submit your questions for the Q&A via Pantera Press’ Facebook, Twitter or Instagram sites using the hashtag #TheVardaesiaLaunch

EVENT 2: Book signing only
Wednesday 20th February3:30pm
QBD Brisbane City
The Myer Centre
RSVP: Not needed (More info:


EVENT 1: *SPOILER EVENT* In Conversation/Q&A and signing (hosted by Catriona Feeney (Little Book Owl))
Thursday 21st February6:00 pm (for a 6:30pm start)
Galleries Victoria, Sydney

EVENT 2: Book signing only
Friday 22nd February4:00pm
QBD Hornsby
Westfield Hornsby
RSVP: Not needed (More info:

EVENT 3: In Conversation/Q&A and signing (hosted by Annie McCann from Read3r’z Re-Vu)
Saturday 23rd February12:00pm
Dymocks George Street
Sydney City
RSVP: Send email to 

EVENT 4: Book signing only
Saturday 23rd February3:00pm
QBD Bondi Junction
Westfield Bondi Junction
RSVP: Not needed (More info:


EVENT 1: Book signing only
Sunday 24th February10:00am
QBD Plenty Valley
Westfield Plenty Valley
RSVP: Not needed (More info:

EVENT 2: In Conversation/Q&A and signing
Sunday 24th February2:00pm
Melton Library, Melton

EVENT 3: *SPOILER EVENT* In Conversation/Q&A and signing
Sunday 24th February, 4:30pm
Collins Sunbury
27 Evans Street, Sunbury


EVENT 1: In Conversation/Q&A and signing
Monday 25th February, 4:00pm
Dymocks Hobart
Centre Point Shopping Centre


EVENT 1: Book signing only
Wednesday 27th February3:30pm
QBD Elizabeth
RSVP: Not needed (More info:

EVENT 2: In Conversation/Q&A and signing (hosted by The YA Circle)
Wednesday 27th February6:30pm
Dymocks Adelaide
Rundle Mall, Adelaide


EVENT 1: Book signing only
Friday 1st March, 3:30pm
Dymocks Ellenbrook
RSVP: Not needed 

EVENT 2: In Conversation/Q&A and signing
Friday 1st March6:00pm
Joondalup Library
RSVP: Tickets are $5 –

EVENT 3: *SPOILER EVENT*  In Conversation/Q&A and signing
Saturday 2nd March10:30am
Morley Library (Hosted by Dymocks Morley YA Meet-up)
240 Walter Road West, Morley 
RSVP: Tickets are $4 and include morning tea/snacks and refreshments –

EVENT 4: Book signing only
Saturday 2nd March2:00pm
QBD Carousel
Westfield Carousel
RSVP: Not needed (More info:


In conversation/Q&A and signing event sometime in March – details to come!



2018 Highlights

Wow, to say 2018 was massive is an understatement! It’s been so incredible to share this journey with you all, and to meet many of you along the way! Some of the highlights from the last 12 months include:

– Releasing GRAEVALE in February:

– Releasing WHISPER (internationally) in May:

– Releasing WE THREE HEROES in September:

– Being invited to all three Supanova tours and having the chance to chat with such wonderful readers. Also spending time with inspirational authors and even emceeing for wonders such as Terry Brooks and Victoria Aveyard:

– Receiving amazing international early reviews for WHISPER:

– AKARNAE voted in at #3 on the Dymocks Top 50 Kids list for 2018 (behind Jess Townsend’s NEVERMOOR and J.K. Rowling’s HARRY POTTER)

– Wrote the sequel to WHISPER (title reveal and release date coming soon!)

– Wrote #SuperSecretProject (official announcement coming next month!)

– Received unbelievable endorsement quotes from some of my fave authors – Sarah J. Maas, James Dashner, Maria V. Snyder, Terry Brooks, Trudi Canavan, Juliet Marillier and others (SO SURREAL)

– Had all five of my books take out the top five spots of the top ten bestsellers list (😱):

– Seeing astounding fan art from seriously talented artists! 😍

– Sold audio rights to Audible, with both Akarnae and Raelia already released, and the others currently in production (with SUPER exciting casting news coming soon)

– Having the best agent (Victoria Wells Arms), the best Aus publisher (Ali Green) and the best Aus publicist (Anabel Pandiella), all of whom have gone over and above for me this year. I would be rocking in the corner without you guys!

– Last but DEFINITELY not least, being ranked as the #1 Bestselling Aus YA author for 2018 (mind blown!!)

2019 is already shaping up to be even more massive, with the release of
VARDAESIA in Feb, as well as the sequel to Whisper and #SuperSecretProject (the latter two of which I can’t wait to share more news soon!!). There’s also a few other seriously incredible things happening and I’m SO EXCITED for the day when I can share!! As always, thank you SO much to all of you for making this year so memorable. Here’s to a brilliant 2019 – for us all!!

Vardaesia Cover Reveal!

I’m SO excited to share the cover for VARDAESIA — the sixth and final book in The Medoran Chronicles, coming February 18th! 

(Click on the image to zoom in!)

And the full cover: 

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Pre-orders (with international shipping options) are now available from:

Top 5 of the Top 10!!!

So this happened last week and I’m still in a state of shock!! To have all five of my books not only on this amazing Books+Publishing list, but to be taking out the top positions, is just mind blowing!!! Thank you soooo much to everyone who has bought a copy of any of my books and helped make this happen!!!

International WHISPER Giveaway (via Maria V. Snyder)

I’m super blessed to call the ever-so-talented and unnaturally lovely Maria V. Snyder my friend (long story short: we toured together when she visited Aus in 2016, and stayed in touch afterwards until now when she’s a total rock and amaaaaaazing pillar of support for me *HUGS, MARIA!!!*) and she’s hosting an international giveaway for two copies of WHISPER right now. One’s a hardback (*swoon*) and the other is an ARC (*also swoon*), and you can enter via her website by clicking here. I also answered a Q&A with her all about the book, so you can find out more about it — and me — on that page, too.

I’m sure Maria needs no introduction, but for anyone who hasn’t read her books, you absolutely HAVE to. She’s the internationally bestselling YA fantasy author of The Chronicles of Ixia (AKA The Study Series, AKA The Soulfinder Series), The Glass Series, The Healer Series, and the Insiders duology. 

And speaking of gorgeous covers, Maria’s next book, Navigating the Stars, is releasing on November 19 (you can read an excerpt here and find it on Goodreads here). I had the honour of reading an early draft of this book and IT IS SO GOOD!!!! 

Needless to say, I was a fan of Maria’s books before I ever had the privilege of meeting her, so if you’re looking to add something to your TBR, I can’t recommend her highly enough! I started with Poison Study so I always advise people to do the same, but if memory serves, Maria mentions that Inside Out is also a good one to begin with. Either way, be sure to check her out!

Oh, and don’t forget to enter the competition for WHISPER!! Here’s that link again! Did I mention it’s open internationally? :-D

WE THREE HEROES – Chapter Sampler

The next book in my bestselling YA fantasy series, THE MEDORAN CHRONICLES, is releasing on August 29th, and I’m so thrilled to be able to share a teaser for what readers can look forward to!

Here’s the cover and the blurb for a little more information (click on the image to zoom):

As for the chapter sampler, click on the link below to read a few pages from each of the three novellas contained within the book.

PLEASE NOTE: This sampler is full of spoilers for anyone who hasn’t read the rest of the series!

WE THREE HEROES — Chapter Sampler

WE THREE HEROES – Blurb Reveal

I’m thrilled to share the blurb reveal for WE THREE HEROES — the next book in The Medoran Chronicles (coming this September)!!

Just a reminder that this is a full-sized book and it’s super important to read it before VARDAESIA (coming in February) because *things happen* that you need to know about before starting the final book.

Also! We’re just finishing the last tweaks on the cover, so keep an eye out for cover reveal news coming soon! (Spoiler alert: IT’S GORGEOUS!!! )


Unimaginably Surreal!!!

So this happened this week as reported by Books+Publishing!!!!


I can’t believe my books are at numbers #1, #3 AND #5!!!

*Passes out in dead faint*

It’s three days later, and I’m pretty sure I’m still walking around in a daze!! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has bought a copy of any of my books and helped make this happen!!

As for my newest book, WHISPER, it only came out in May so it’s not included in the above, but it’s holding strong at number #3 on the YA charts (behind the incredible Sarah J. Maas and Becky Albertalli!!! Omigosh!!!)

AKARNAE excitement — Top 51!!

If you’ve been following my social media, you’ll know that AKARNAE has been nominated for the Dymocks Kids’ Top 51 list, which is unbelievably awesome!! I would be so, SO grateful if you could take a second to cast your vote for it (before Monday) — every vote counts!!

AKARNAE is listed about half to three-quarters of the way down the page (unless the order changes with each reload), and it looks just like this:

With the craziness of multiple book releases this year, I haven’t had a chance just to sit down and share the surreality of everything that has been happening, but please know that something like this is just insane to me. (In the BEST possible way.) I’m pretty much in a constant state of shock that The Medoran Chronicles have become a bestselling series and that so many people love following Alex and her friends on their adventures!

So thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for loving these books so much — and for making it so they even hit lists like this! YOU’RE ALL AMAZING!!

You can find the link to vote either by clicking on either of the above images, or simply by going here: