Blog tour wrap-up and Goodreads Member’s Choice Awards

November 25, 2014 at 6:12 pm | Posted in Bottom Drawer Publications, Cutting Out, Goodreads, Promotion | Leave a comment
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My Cutting Out blog tour has now come to its conclusion, with the following posts:

I talk about Australia versus New Zealand at Two Men Are Better Than One (and highlight a HILARIOUS video from a Flight of the Conchords episode)

At My Fiction Nook, there’s an exclusive excerpt from the book, plus a 4-star review from Sandra, who says:

I loved the descriptions of the landscape, loved how the author didn’t shy back from showing the reality of shearing, working with sheep, and how hard these men work for the money they make. The writing is crisp, straight-forward, realistic and organic. A wonderfully rounded story, a character study of two men, and a romance that is, while quiet, also strong and enduring.

I’m also delighted to report that Cutting Out has been nominated in two categories in the Goodreads Member’s Choice Awards – Best Contemporary/Mainstream and Best Blue Collar. Thanks so much to those who nominated it!

You have to be a member of the group to vote, but if you are, the topic at the group is here. Voting opens November 28th.

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Book news

November 5, 2013 at 6:55 am | Posted in Writing | 4 Comments
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I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve signed a contract with Bottom Drawer Publications for the expanded version of Cutting Out, my Oz MM Meet anthology story. There are a lot of gaps in Shane and Lachie’s story as it stands now, so I’m filling them in. Those boys haven’t quite finished with me yet. 🙂

The expanded version should be done by the end of the year (side note: can you believe it’s November already? How did that happen), so I expect that the book will be out sometime early 2014. BDP is an Australian publisher that I’ve heard good things about, so I’m looking forward to working with them. My talks with them so far, about me and what I want for my books, have been great, so I think they’ll be a good fit for me. Now all I’ve got to do is get that book written!

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