Round-up of Aussie Author Month – Week 0.5

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2011 Aussie Author Month - FlagA weekly round-up of Aussie Author Month activity around teh interwebs.

Our celebration of Australian authors kicked off this week, and even though we’re only three days into it, there’s been a lot of excitement and activity. It’s surprised me, and I think the other organisers, too (A Writer Goes on a Journey, Fangtastic and The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader). I’m going to have to be more organised to get on top of things!

Nyssa, the most organised of us, has started a Facebook page. We’ll be posting links to Aussie Author month posts as we find them, so make sure you check the updates. Or you can visit participating blogs individually.

And finally, I just wanted to remind everyone that, as part of Aussie Author month, we’re also promoting the Indigenous Literacy Project. I encourage you to support them in whatever way you can.

Anyway, April has just begun, but Aussie Author Month in goin’ off!

Social networking

Facebook | Twitter — #ausbooks | What the hashtag?!

Reviews

The White Earth by Andrew McGahan — Jon (Bite The Book)
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty – Shelleyrae (Book’d Out)
Thyla by Kate Gordon – NSW Association for Gifted & Talented Children

Featured authors

Indigenous words and images – JudiJ (Slightly addicted to fiction)
Interview with Moya Kate – Courtney Nichoalas and Tanya Caunce (TLC Books)
Sara Foster signing – Bree (1 girl…2 many books)
Tansy Rayner Roberts – Julia B (The Journeyman Writer)
Self-published Australian authors on Kindle

Essays

The Long and Short of It — Tansy Rayner Roberts (guest posting at The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader)
‘I love Australian authored fiction and non-fiction and will quite loudly champion Australian authors to all and sundry. Why?’ – Tanya (TLC Books)
‘There is some really amazing talent here in Aus but how many people know who their Aus writers are?’ – BlondiieC (Babble and Books)

Retrospective

Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner – Brownyn Parry (author)
Snuggle pot and cuddle pie – Helene Young (author)
Bush Christmas – Fleur McDonald (author)

Discussions

What is your favourite Australian novel and why? — Pages & Pages Booksellers (Facebook)
Who is your favourite Australian author? – TLC Books (Facebook)

Promotions

Galaxy Bookshop (Sydney) — 10% off all Australian authored books
Pages & Pages (Mosman) – Bookshop display

Meme: Australian romance authors – how many have you read?

Kat (Book Thingo)
The Aussie Bookworm
VaVeros (Shallowreader)

If I missed anything, let me know so I can include a link in the next round-up!

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Kat

Killer of Fairies
Kat Mayo is a freelance writer, Twitter tragic and compulsive reader. She is the editor of Booktopia's Romance Buzz and hosts the Heart to Heart podcast for Destiny Romance. Her reviews have appeared in Books+Publishing, and in 2014 she was awarded RWA's Romance Media Award. Kat firmly believes in happy endings. She kills fairies with glee.

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