LINTANG AND THE PIRATE QUEEN is now officially available in the US! Happy birthday, little book!
I had a wonderful time at the Reading Out Loud Awards this year. Students from three schools read passages from various books, and I was one of three judges who got to see these incredible speakers perform.
Congratulations to everyone for your stunning performances!
(Images courtesy of the City of Belmont)
I’ve gotten quite a few emails recently from people asking if there will be more books in the Lintang series.
First of all, thank you so much to the readers who either bought or borrowed all three of the Lintang books, then loved them enough to contact me! I sincerely appreciate your emails and enthusiasm.
At this point, I’m afraid there are no plans for more books in the Lintang series. Sorry to deliver such sad news.
But… never say never…
I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be joining Marissa Meyer on her Renegades tour for the last few stops in the US and Canada. Lintang and the Pirate Queen will be released in the US at that time, and we’ll talk about how we met, as well as what it’s like to be crit partners.
So excited to reveal the US cover for Lintang and the Pirate Queen! Buy a copy Nov 5th, 2019.
Three book launches in a year - kind of dizzying!
This time, Rabble Books & Games has kindly offered to host my book launch. Come along for delicious cake, and I'll sign your book!
Details on the Rabble Books & Games Facebook page.
I've been waiting so long to show you the incredible cover of Lintang and the Brightest Star (out July 30th), and at last, here it is!
Please bask in the glory that is Lintang of Desa all grown up:
The third book in the Lintang series has an official title and blurb!
From the Penguin website, read the blurb for Lintang and the Brightest Star below:
A prophecy has been spoken. A monster has awoken.
As the conquering hold of the United Regions continues to spread, time is running out for Lintang, Captain Shafira and the crew of the Winda to find allies in their quest for peace.
But when they arrive in the war-torn country of Kaneko Brown, the rebels who were supposed to help turn them away. The rebels are scared – the Vierzans have summoned a category ten mythie that devours the star of anyone who dares stand against them. Worse, the mythie has been prophesied to mean the end of Captain Shafira.
Lintang must find a way to stop the most dangerous mythie in the guidebook … or she’ll lose her beloved captain forever.
I'm thrilled to announce that Lintang and the Pirate Queen has been shortlisted for the 2018 Readings Children's Book Prize! Lintang is among five other wonderful Australian books on the list. I feel so honoured!
Perth Writers Week Family Day is next Sunday, and I'll be at the University of Western Australia all day. Here's where you'll find me:
10am-10.45am - Lintang and the Forbidden Island storytelling session with Glenn Swift (Uni Club - Seminar Room 3)
10.46am - Signing books (Signing Marquee)
11.30am-12pm - Lintang and the Pirate Queen Storyland session (Uni Club - Upper Colonnade)
2pm-2.45pm - Curated by Kids (Courtyard)
Hope to see you there!
Lintang and the Forbidden Island was officially launched yesterday at Boffins Books! My best friend made an amazing cake, and we sold heaps of books. I was thrilled to see some of my students there, too.
Thanks to everyone who came along!
My book launch for Lintang and the Forbidden Island is today (hooray!), and to celebrate, I'd like to bring your attention to the amazing fact that Lintang and the Pirate Queen is available in a large print edition AND a dyslexic edition. Isn't that incredible?
After the author copy comes the box!
Not long now until my baby's out in the world. Keep an eye out in Australian bookstores from Jan 29th, 2018.
Isn't it beautiful? Not long to go until it's in stores!
Lintang returns for her next adventure very soon!
Lintang and the Forbidden Island is officially released on 29th January 2018, but the book launch will be hosted at Boffins on 3rd February. Bring your yo ho hos along to Boffins in the city and come say hi!
Lintang and the Pirate Queen was featured on Cover to Cover ep 32! Starts at 16.32 minutes. Jennifer Jackson from Paper Bird said some wonderful things about it. (Unfortunately, at this time, Lintang is only a three-book series.)
Lintang was in great company - there are so many amazing West Australian authors. I'm lucky to be in this region.
While I've been doing a few school visits this year, I'm also scheduled to appear at the Backyard Book Fair in the State Library of WA on 2nd December.
Come see me! My presentation's at 11.20 am. There are so many other awesome authors coming along too. Find out more information and grab your (free) tickets here.
I was incredibly excited and honoured to discover that Lintang and the Pirate Queen has made the Readings Books top 10 middle grade fiction of 2017 list!
Of the YEAR.
Super stoked author right here.
At last! I can share the beautiful cover for Lintang and the Forbidden Island! It's honestly the most beautiful cover I've seen in my whole life. Marissa Meyer was kind enough to host the reveal on her blog.