Although the official launch won't occur until SwanCon in April, the paperback version of 'Frontier Resistance' is now available for purchase on Amazon for $11.45 US. It will be available from our own bookshop for $21 AUS in a couple of weeks (this price includes free postage). In the meantime if you can't wait head across to: Amazon.com
and from our own store at: HaguePublishing
Across the Bridge of Ice is the sequel to The City of Silver Light of which has earned 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon.com and universal praise from those who have read it:
" ... beautifully written with intriguing world building ... " Christina - Ensconced in YA
" I love ... its delicious mix of genres; allegory, family story, fantasy, science fiction. ... " Readalot
"I heartily recommend this book at any reader who enjoys something a bit out of the general line." Sally Odgers, Children's and Teen Fiction Author
About the story
In 'The City of Silver Light', Keira Leichman spent the night lost in a wild snowstorm that struck Cassidy Heights. But what really happened that night? Not even Keira can be sure. What she does know is that she's been having strange dreams since the accident, and now she's stuck with a broken ankle and the possibility of never playing soccer again. Continue Reading →
Guest posts and interviews
- September 1 Guest blog - Why Urban Fantasy
- September 3 Author Interview
- September 10 Author Interview
- September 11 Guest blog
- September 12 Guest blog (Welcome to my world and what lies within)
The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom
- September 15 Author Interview
Bewitching Book Tours Magazine
- September 16 Top Ten List: Top 10 supernatural stories from childhood
- September 19 Author Interview
- September 22 Character Interview
Author Karen Swart
- September 24 REVIEW and Top 10 Comfort Foods
- September 30 Review
Happy Tails and Tales Blog
For those of us without access to this show (which includes a lot of us in Australia, and everyone outside it Australia) it will be available on Catch-Up TV from around the 5th of October at (http://www.c31.org.au).
Frontier Resistance, the much awaited sequel to Frontier Incursion is now available for pre-order from
The Garsal have landed and Frontier has changed forever. Now Shanna and her friends must master their new gifts that will enable them to seek out the alien invaders before they enslave her world.
On the plateau the Council under Tamazine (the Senior Councillor) allies with the Starlyne race. Only united do the Scouts, their starcats, and the Starlyne have any chance of surviving, but Tamazine's distrust of the alliance creates a fatal weakness.
Below, the Garsal plot. They need a new pool of human slaves to expand their empire, but first, they must locate the humans already on Frontier and subdue them. Time is running out for both invader and settler, and the outcome hangs in the balance.
On 9 August Amazon emailed a public letter to all of its authors stating its side in the ongoing dispute with Hachette.
Basically Amazon's argument boiled down to:
- Large publishers had illegally colluded to overcharge for ebooks. They can and should be less expensive.
- Lowering e-book prices will help – not hurt – the reading culture, just like paperbacks did.
- Hachette should stop using their authors as leverage and accept one of Amazon’s offers to take them out of the middle.
In support of its argument Amazon went public with information on the offers it had made Hachette to take authors out of the middle, specifically: Continue Reading →
The Barbara Jefferis Award is offered for 'the best novel written by an Australian author that depicts women and girls in a positive way or otherwise empowers the status of women and girls in society'.
Barbara Jefferis was a feminist, a founding member of the Australian Society of Authors, its first woman President and, in the words of Thomas Keneally, 'a rare being amongst authors, being both a fine writer but also organisationally gifted. She was a professional and internationally published writer long before most of us dreamed of such things.'
The Award is paid from the Barbara Jefferis Literary Fund, which has been established as a result of a bequest from Barbara Jefferis’s husband, ABC film critic John Hinde, who died in 2006. The Australian Society of Authors is Trustee of the Fund.
In 2014 the Award is valued at $55,000, including a $50,000 prize for the winner. This year's Award will be assessed by Margaret Barbalet, Georgia Blain and Dorothy Johnston.
Fingers crossed we make the short-listing.
Thanks to Leonie Rogers (author of Frontier Incursion and the soon to be released Frontier Resistance), who has invited us to share a 'market stall' at Continuum X, the 53rd Australian National Science Fiction Convention, with her next weekend, we will have a presence at the convention. If you are visiting the convention make sure you catch up with her, and check out some of the work from our other fantastic authors.
The news was first broken by the New York Times on May 8. However this appears to have only been 'round two' in an extended series of 'negotiations' which may have started back in February when Michael Sullivan first noticed that the discounts for all his Riyria books listed on Amazon.com had vanished, raising the price of his ebooks from $8.59 – $8.89 to $9.99 and his print books from $11.41 – $13.80 to $16.00 or $17.00. What was even more disturbing, however, was the discounts on most of his fellow Orbit (the fantasy imprint of Hachette) author’s books had disappeared as well.
Michael also started to see stocking issues from March 9 with both Hachette and Amazon blaming each other for the delays (Hachette accusing Amazon of placing small orders, Amazon blaming Hachette for not filling them). However, we are now well and truly into round 3 with Amazon upping the ante by removing the preorder capabilities on many major forthcoming Hachette titles. Continue Reading →