Why, hello there! CHECK - IT - OUT:
Yep, it's my book. MY BOOK. Coming soon - in September, in fact - to a bookstore near you. I can't believe it... Especially because we are still doing something complicated to the proofs, which is the reason that I have all but disappeared from view of late. If you're super-special eager to buy the book, you can ALREADY do that, via this link. The order page tells you nothing about the book, so the executive summary is: A Western-suburbs nerd is recruited to ranks of the popular girls at her new South Coast high school. While she tries to navigate the complex protocols of "popularity", a series of charged encounters with the untouchable school bad-boy propel her into a dark world of witchcraft, curses, ancient magic and dangerous loyalties.
That's not the official blurb, but that's the premise. I can also promise that it offers explosions, fires, storms, animal phenomena, strange symbols and some old-school, high-school bitch behaviour.
Exciting, exciting is that there will definitely be a LAUNCH for the book - in Sydney, that's most likely on Wednesday, September 8. If you want to get a fancy-schmancy invitation to launches of the book, I've added a nifty "google groups subscribe" button just under the picture of me to the right on this blog; donate your email address to this single issue list, and "burnt-snow-events" will get you invited as soon as venues are confirmed. Technology, I love it.
In other news, I've been confirmed as a guest for the Brisbane Writers' Festival now, too - in addition to the Melbourne Writers' Festival, and there are rumours of me doing something fun in Canberra in August/September as well. Ooh!
Those of you who are interested in hearing me pontificate on Jean Rhys' spooky, sad Jane Eyre prequel, Wide Sargasso Sea need only tune to ABC 666 Canberra (yep, still funny) on July 1.
... And, once more, ladies and gentlemen: OMG, I've written a book. Can't believe it... Can't believe it...