Round-up of Aussie Author Month – Week 1

By | 10 April 2011 | 1 Response

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

Aussie bloggers have not lost the momentum of last weekend, and Aussie Author Month continues to highlight many authors and books I hadn’t heard of before. I hope you guys have discovered new books to try this week.

A quickie with…

At Book Thingo, we’re running a Q & A-type series of posts featuring Australian authors who write romance fiction or fiction with romantic elements. Each post will feature the same set of questions or prompts, and we readers can enjoy the variety of responses. We tried to make it fun for authors and readers. If there are any romance authors you’d like to see featured here, leave a comment and I’ll see what we can do. (Bear in mind that some authors may not have the time to respond with such short notice.)

Our first quickie was with R*BY Award winning urban fantasy author Tracey O’Hara. I forgot to mention this in the quickie post, but Tracey was one of the pioneers of the ARR Awards Bling-Off. You can read her responses here.

The fundraising page for the Indigenous Literacy Project is up!

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. If you’d like to make a donation, you may do so via Go Fundraise and help us reach our goal of $1000 by the end of the month.

And now, here’s a round-up of this week’s Aussie Author Month posts. If I missed yours, leave a comment with the URL and I’ll add it to next week’s round-up. Enjoy!

Social networking

Participating blogs | Facebook | Twitter: #ausbooks | The #ausbooks Daily

Reviews

White Tiger by Kylie Chan — Ali (Fangbooks)
Past The Shallows by Favel Parrett — Tanya (TLC Books)
Beneath The Shadows by Sara Foster — Bree (1 girl…2 many books)
The Billionaire Baby Bombshell by Paula Roe — Kate (Katydid in Oz)
The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas — BlondiieC (Babble and Books)
Death’s Sweet Embrace by Tracey O’Hara — Shelleyrae (book’d out)
Harlequin Medical Romance Lightning Reviews: Down Under Edition — Sunita (Dear Author)
Ransom by David Malouf — Marg (The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader)
My Reckless Surrender by Anna Campbell — Kat (Book Thingo)
Alessandro and the Cheery Nanny by Amy Andrews — Kate (Katydid in Oz)
Managing Death by Trent Jamieson – Nyssa (ASFFWA)
The Nest by Paul Jennings – Belle (Belle’s Bookshelf)
Enticed by Jessica Shirvington – Rosie (Fangbooks)
Five Aussie Classics — Shelleyrae (book’d out)
Australian Boss, Diamond Ring by Jennie Adams – Kate (Katydid in Oz)
Relentless Adaptations by Tansy Roberts Rayner (short story review) — Marg (The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader)

Featured authors

Felicity Young — Bernadette (Fair Dinkum Crime)
Karly Lane — Juliet Madison (Romance Writers of Australia)
Favel Parrett — Tanya Caunce (TLC Books)
Lisa Heidke — Australian Romance Readers Association
John Marsden — Jo Hart (The Graceful Doe)
Kylie Chan — Ali (Fangbooks)
Fleur McDonald — Mandy Magro (authors)
P. M. Newton — Kerrie (Fair Dinkum Crime)
Kristy Eagar — Between The Lines
Fleur McDonald – Helene Young (author)
Tracey O’Hara – Kat (Book Thingo)

Essays

Aussie Author Month! Or, What DIMIA *should* have asked… — Lisa L. Hannett (author)
Why it’s worth saving the local book industry — Jon Page (St James Ethics Centre)

Retrospective

Puberty Blues with middle-aged hindsight… — Helene Young (author)
Picnic at Hanging Rock — Fleur McDonald (author)

Related to books

Aussie Author Month: Illustrators — JudiJ (Slightly addicted to fiction)
ARRC2011 Wrap Up — obsidiantears83 (Book Bites)
Teaser Tuesday: Scatterlings by Isobelle Carmody — obsidiantears83 (Book Bites)

Promotions

Galaxy Bookshop (Sydney) — 10% off all Australian authored books
Pages & Pages (Mosman) — Bookshop display
An As Yet Untitled Tale From a Titty Bar by Jamie Richter (Smashwords) — Free for the first week of Aussie Author Month. Use code FU25W at checkout.

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

Kate (Katydid in Oz)

Media

Aussie Author Month Kicks Off — BOOKSELLER+PUBLISHER
Independent’s day — Nicole Haddow (Melbourne Weekly)

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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 articles have been published in Books+Publishing, the AWW Challenge blog, and the ARRA newsletter. Kat firmly believes in happy endings. She kills fairies with glee.

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  1. Phillipa

    Hi, I have written two romantic suspense novels  – published by Hachette Australia – and I’m a member of the RWA. My first book, The Book of Love was published in April last year and the sequel, The Fragment of Dream will be published on the first of May. And I’m Australian and I’d love an interview.

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