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but when can i buy it?

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As the official publication date draws nearer, the question is arising more frequently: When will it actually be on the shelves in my local bookstore? The short and apparently-contradictory answer is: 1) 1 January 2009 and 2) I don't know.1 The longer answer is that the official publication date is 1 January 2009. This is […]

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watch out, clarion's about

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The Voyager Online blog is running a feature on Clarion South at the moment. For those who don't know about Clarion, it's known as boot-camp for speculative fiction writers1. There's East2 and West in the United States, and South in Australia. Ahead of the January 09 class, Voyager Online has interviewed past tutors and students, […]

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one year on

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This time last year, I could not shut up about how a Real Live Editor had contacted me, and liked my book, and might even buy it. My wondrous friends and family bore with me without a single complaint, without even a single snide, "Yes, Deb, WE KNOW." Frightened of jinxing myself, I didn't actually […]

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colour me boggled

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Google Alerts had a lovely surprise for me this morning: Infinitas is listing my novel as available for pre-order! Of course I couldn't resist a quick search of the other Australian bookstores, which turned up a pre-order page on the Dymocks site, and a pre-order page on Booktopia¬†as well.1 I would like to claim I […]

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omgits(notquite)abook

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Wednesday's mail brought a lovely surprise: a book from my publisher. My book! The reading copies are printed and bound, and my lovely editor thought I might like to see a copy. I would post a photo but that would show off the cover, which my publisher has asked me not to do until before […]

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just a small town girl

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The copyedit (no, really this time) has landed. Oof. Not having had a novel published before, I have no scale against which to gauge the copyeditor's report, but let's just say that when my editor kept repeating the copyeditor had been "very thorough", she wasn't lying. If there's a continuity issue or inconsistency my copyeditor […]

it's all about the whimsy

today

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Today I saw the following sign at the train station: Try the new 14 Day RailPass. It's like the 7 Day RailPass, but lasts twice as long. No shit, Sherlock. I examined the other commuters, wondering if they were as idiotic as the advertising implied. Surely they did not need such a simple concept explained […]