Tuesday
Nov072017

2017 - Where did you go? - October

October saw the release of A Dangerous Language the latest instalment in the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries.

It was launched, fittingly at the Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House in the Senate Chamber by the Hon. Graham West... who went so far as to recreate the cover on the steps of the House.  

 

The month following the launch was a blur of events and reveiws, meeting readers, visiting bookshops, and general dancing the new book waltz.

 

 

Tuesday
Nov072017

2017 - Where did you go? - September

September saw the re-release of the entire Rowland Sinclair Mysteries with their glorious new covers!  I spoke at the Canberra Writers' Festival, the Historical Novel Society's Conference and as the after dinner speaker at the VicWater Conference among other things.

 

 

Photo: Abbey's Bookshop        With Reni Eddo Lodge; Deb Stevens Dan O'Malley and Karen Viggers; Ellie Marney; Louise Peiper 


 


 

Tuesday
Nov072017

2017 - Where did you go? ... August

 

 

Once again the days and weeks and months have slipped away... not completely out of my grasp - I did manage to hang on while the latter part of 2017 dragged me along as it galloped out of control, but my grip was always tenuous.  

The craziest months were August, September, and November.  At the beginning of each there were new releases.  So this was August.

The first of August saw the international release of Crossing the Lines, my metafiction.  Published by the wonderful Poisoned Pen Press in the US, and the extraordinary Pantera Press in Australia, it was launched with a great deal of cake and celebration at The Nest in Tumbarumba and Readings Hawthorne in Melbourne.  My husband Michael launched it in Tumbarumba and my dear friend and fellow writer, Robert Gott launched it in Melbourne.  Crossing the Lines was for me a real departure from the historical crime fiction for which I am known.  I've been overwhelmed by the reception it's received from readers and reviewers both here and in the US.  The Huffington Post called it "a deeply-imagined and inventive novel about art, truth, and the blurring of the lines between reality and fantasy" and the Australian said: "Crossing the Lines is a book that smiles and offers cake while it thinks".  Through August I spoke spent many hours travelling with this book and through wonders of modern technology also managed to chat with a lovely bookclub in Hockessin Delaware.

 

 

  Photo: Hockessin Book Shelf

 

Wednesday
Apr262017

Crossing the Lines

So... despite falling behind with my website, I have been working.  The eighth Rowland Sinclair Mystery, A Dangerous Language will be released in Australia in October, and Miles off Course in the US in June.  I'm immersed in writing book 9 at the moment. And in between I wrote something else...

Crossing the Lines will be released internationally (the US and Australia) in August.  The novel is a departure from my other work.  It's a strange little story about the relationship between writers and their protagonists, about what happens when the lines between life and art are crossed and imagination becomes a better reality.

To be honest I've been quite overwhelmed by the early reaction to this book.

 

A tour de force! Crossing the Lines is a brilliant blend of mystery, gut-wrenching psychological suspense and literary storytelling. The novel stands as a shining (and refreshing) example of meta-fiction at its best--witty and wry, stylish and a joy to read.

                                                                             -Jeffery Deaver

  

"A delightful, cerebral novel featuring a crime writer who grows dangerously enamored with her main character. As the interplay between creator and created reaches Russian-nesting-doll complexity, it forces us to question the nature of fiction itself."

-Gregg Hurwitz, New York Times bestelling author of Orphan X and The Nowhere Man

 

I wrote it because the idea niggled at me, demanded to be written and when it was I wasn't sure if anyone would like it.  Needless to say I'm delighted, relieved and still a little scared.

The novel will be published by Poisoned Pen Press in the US and Pantera Press in Australia.  As such it has two different and wonderful covers.

 

Poisoned Pen Press' Cover (US)            Pantera Press' Cover (Australia)

 

Please look out for it.

 

 

Wednesday
Apr262017

New clothes for Rowly!

The decision was made by my wonderful publishers at Pantera Press to recover and relaunch the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries this year before the release of the 8th book, A Dangerous Language.  It was not a decision that was taken lightly and I must admit that for some time I was dubious as to its advisability.  And then I saw the covers... and I couldn't be more excited about Rowly's new clothes.  These are just the first three.  I hope you'll love them as much as I do.