Monday, 11 November 2013

Bits 'n' Bobs and Bits 'n' Bobs

I've drawn a bit of a blank on what to write about today, so I'm just going to fill you in on bits and pieces of news:

1. After much effort by Libby Hathorn to promote the Australian poetry anthology, Women's Work, far and wide, it was taken up by Australia's ABC Radio National’s much admired poetry program, Poetica.

It aired on Saturday 9th November at 3 pm, and will again this Thursday night at 9 pm (Aussie time).

Twenty poems were read by actors with original music composed and performed by Melbourne pianist Andrea Keller.

One of the poems being read is mine, entitled, Sugar, and I'm extremely honoured to have been selected. If you'd like to hear it, but don't have time to listen to the whole 36 minutes (it really is a wonderful program, though), you can find my poem at 31:35 mins.

2. I've finished the 2nd draft of my fourth novel, White Lady, a literary crime thriller. Whoop! It's currently with beta readers.

3. The Xpresso Blog Tour for my latest release, Bitter Like Orange Peel, starts today. You can find the itinerary here.

4. Crystal Collier's debut, Moonless, is being released on November 13! Congratulations Crystal! She also has as blog tour starting today. You can find the details here.

Hope you all have a great week! What's your news?

PS: If you like Dalmatians, and want a bit of a giggle, you can watch my dog, Holly, treat my hand like a foreign object by clicking HERE.

PPS: If you missed them, you might like to read my two latest most popular posts, Why People Hating My Book Can Be A Good Thing and
Why Literary Journals Should Accept Reprints & Simultaneous Submissions


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  1. Wahoo! Thanks for the mention, and how terribly exciting--all this amazing news! Now if you excuse me, I have a poem to listen to. ;)

  2. I already watched the Holly vid! She's so cute!

  3. I do like Dalmatians, and dislike Cruella de Ville. Such gentle little bites by your pup (at least they looked like it).
    Congrats on having a poem aired on the radio waves! Sounds like good things are happening, Jessica.

  4. Congratulations on the success of Sugar. That just sounds awesome.

    1. Thanks, Michael. Yes, it was very special. :)


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