March 27, 2020

The Medoran Chronicles Characters Self-Isolate

ALEX, JORDAN, BEAR AND D.C. VISIT FREYA DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK JORDAN: Wait, so you’re saying we’re stuck here? In Freya? BEAR: Only until we’re certain we’re not sick. Two weeks of self-isolating and we should be good to go. JORDAN: [Clutches heart] Two weeks? Two weeks! [Turns to Alex] Can’t you just open a…

September 11, 2019

WHISPER WON THE GOLD INKY AWARD!

A week ago today, the most AMAZING thing happened — WHISPER won the Gold Inky Award!!! As timing would have it, I was in Melbourne for the Melbourne Writers Festival when the winner was announced, so I was able to accept the award in person, which was amazing.  For context, the Inky Awards are Australia’s only…

September 09, 2019

My (New) Literary Agent

Yikes, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged on here! It’s hardly an excuse, but life has been pretty hectic over the last 18 months, what with having released 4 books since the beginning of last year, and my next one coming out in like 8 weeks. So, uh, sorry? *Awkward apologetic face* I do,…

May 07, 2019

ABIA Awards Night

I can’t believe I’m writing this, but last week I flew to Sydney for the ABIA Awards (Australian Book Industry Awards), and WHISPER ended up winning the Small Publishers’ Children’s Book of the Year award!!!!!!! Seriously, that is SO CRAZY and I’m still in some surreal state of “What-just-happened?!“ It was such a brilliant night…

March 21, 2019

The Magic of Book Covers

It’s no secret that I’ve been very fortunate when it comes to the cover designs of The Medoran Chronicles. All six covers are absolutely stunning, and as such, it’s something I’m asked about quite frequently: “How did you end up with such gorgeous covers?” Well, the short answer is, my publishers hired brilliant cover designers. The longer…