Aussie authors, book chats and miscellany

Aussie authors, book chats and miscellany

Thursday Tidbits -- news, links and interesting things

Aussie Author Month starts on Friday

Don’t forget to let us know if you’re participating or are interested in participating in Aussie Author Month in April. Click here for more info. Check out the banner on the right. Props to the lovely Alex of Le Canape for the design.

You can find a list of all the participants here.

Book Thingo will be posting reviews, featuring Australian authored books and maybe-hopefully author Q&As. I’m working through the emails I’ve received from authors who want to participate. Feel free to follow up if you’re expecting a reply.

Sydney romance book group

Some UTS students who read romance have formed a reading group. Their next meeting is on Friday at 6pm. Contact @Hesitent_Sarah via Twitter if you’re interested in coming along.

#specfic chat on Twitter

As part of Read It 2011, an online reading group run by the NSW Readers Advisory Working Group, there will be Twitter chat around speculative fiction. The chat starts at 8pm AEST. The hashtags are #specfic and #readit2011. No need to sign up—just turn up and join in.

ARRC featured in local papers

This is a bit late now because I didn’t have a chance to post it on the blog last week, but Carina Press author Shannon Curtis was featured in a few local papers in the lead up to ARRC:

Canterbury Torch – March 16, 2011 (p12)
Valley Times – March 17, 2011 (p6)

There were others, but they don’t have a public archive online.

Romantic suspense 101

Australian romantic suspense author Bronwyn Parry made this funny YouTube video explaining what romantic suspense is all about. Enjoy!

Kat Mayo is a freelance writer, podcaster, Twitter tragic, and compulsive reader. Her reviews have appeared in Books+Publishing, and she was the winner of the 2014 RWA Romance Media Award. She believes in happy endings, and kills fairies with glee.


  1. Belle says:

    I just found out about Aussie Authors Month and I’d love to take part! As soon as I’ve finished my current book I’ll definitely dig into some Aussie stuff for the rest of April!

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