Ready set go

February 26, 2015

At the launch!

Shinier than a disco mirror ball and more sparkly than a junior jazz ballet concert, print copies of SKIN have finally hit the book stores and it’s fair to say that I’m excited! My local book store, New Leaves, has made a very nice display, which only looked slightly less impressive when I bought one of the copies!

It’s a nerve-wracking thing, launching that first literary effort into the public eye, so I’m very grateful for a lovely bit of praise from Isobelle Carmody (“deeply layered and profoundly original”) as well as the news of a US edition to be released next year with Thomas Dunne Books.

My publicist at Text has been busy organising a flurry of events and appearances, so please check out my events page if you’d like to come along to grab a signed copy. I’m especially looking forward to returning to my favourite ex-haunt—the Sun Bookshop in Yarraville—where I’ll be doing their March Book Club. I’m also very excited about appearing at the Wheeler Centre with Abigail Ulman and Annie Buist as part of their Next Big Thing series on March 16th.

Now excuse me while I pour a glass of sparkling water (still Febfast!) and pray that the gods of reviewing look kindly upon me.