Shadow of Night is coming soon!
At the beginning of the year when I named my most anticipated release for 2012 Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness was at the very top of the list! With the book coming out in July (I could do a countdown of weeks but I will resist), we are starting to see some of the PR starting to happen. I was very excited this week to wake up to an email with some of the details and so now I am going to share them with you! And shhhhh..... don't tell anyone, but I will be hosting a giveaway closer to release date but there are also chances to win copies of the book before then!
Details below adapted from the publicists email to me!
Also, if you haven't read A Discovery of Witches yet, Amazon is offering the e-book as their “Deal of the Day” on June 10th, where readers will be able to buy it for just $2.99 on that day only. Then you will be ready to read SHADOW OF NIGHT when it hits stores!
Calling all Australian Terry Pratchett fans
Tickets to Nullus Anxietas IV, the Fourth Official Discworld Convention to be held in Australia have recently gone on sale! If you get in early, you will get super special discounted early bird prices! To find out more about the ticket prices follow this link.
The con is going to be held in Melbourne on the weekend of March 8 to 10, 2013.
There are various places where you can find out more
Nullus Anxietas IV on Twitter
Nullus Anxietas IV on Facebook
Nullus Anxietas IV on Google+
Nullus Anxietas IV Fundraisers
There are a number of different fundraisers that will be running over the couple of months (including a tournament of games today at Blackburn - see this link for details) but one that is coming up soon is a showing of Joss Whedon's Cabin in the Woods. There are only going to be a limited number of big screen showings of this movie and we have tickets to one of them!
If you are in Melbourne on June 14 and want to see Cabin in the Woods, join us at Cinema Nova in Carlton. You can find out more details here.
Reminds me....I need to buy my ticket!
Want to participate in a Google+ hangout with Julia Quinn
Julia Quinn is one of my go to favourite romance authors and, thanks to the Australian Romance Readers Association, you can win the change to spend time on a Google+ hangout on Saturday June 9. This will hopefully be the first of many hangouts with many of our favourite romance authors!
All the details on how to join the contest to win your chance to participate and how you can watch along if you aren't one of the lucky ones can be found here.
I would put my contest entry in except that is on the same day that I am intending to be at the following event.
Continuum 8: Craftonomicom
This year not only is the Victorian spec fic convention on, but it is also hosting the 51st Australian National SF convention. It is running over the weekend from 8-10 June in Carlton.
I have ummed and ahhed for months as to whether I am going to go to this or not, but the child minder has been arranged. Now I just need to hurry up and buy the tickets.
There are quite a few Aussie authors and bloggers that I am looking forward to meeting over the weekend, once I get over my "standing on the outside looking in" mentality!
Need to hurry up and buy the tickets for this one too!
Calling all Melbourne Book Bloggers
Stephanie from Read in a Single Sitting and some friends are organising a Melbourne bookish type get together on June 9. The plan is to meet at the Astor Theatre and see a double bill of The Artist and My Week with Marilyn. There seems to be quite a few people going (we won't talk about the abysmal attempt when I attempted a Melbourne book blogger get together last year. I try not to take these things personally).
It is an open invitation and you can find all the details here.
I am a maybe at this stage. It will really depend on how exhausted I am after a full day at Continuum.
I am hoping over the next couple of weeks to bring exciting news for Australian historical fiction authors and fans!
I was going to talk about Jennifer Egan tweeting a novel too but I think this post is possibly already way too long so instead, here are my current and upcoming reads
The Long Shadow by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Eric by Terry Pratchett and Poseidon's Gold by Lindsey Davis