An Ordinary Epidemic launched in style!

On Friday 8 May 2015 we launched Amanda Hickie’s thrilling novel An Ordinary Epidemic at the SA Writers’ Centre in Adelaide. A supportive crowd braved the autumn rain to join us in celebrating this terrific novel. In her launch speech Lynette Washington made everyone acutely aware that Amanda’s story about a deadly outbreak could have been about us. What would you do if the epidemic hit? How far would you go to protect the ones you love? Amanda Hickie emphasised the importance of ethics in all of our lives and told us how the idea for the book came to her when she was living in Canada during the SARS outbreak. People mingled, ate yummy gluten free crackers made by local Mia Ringsparr, caught up with fellow writers and talked about all things bookish while Amanda was busy signing books. MidnightSun can’t emphasise enough how much it means to us to have such strong local support. Thank you so much to everyone for attending and for spreading the word about this book!

Launcher Lynette Washington, author Amanda Hickie and publisher Anna Solding

Launcher Lynette Washington, author Amanda Hickie and publisher Anna Solding

Yummy gluten free crackers by Mia Ringsparr

Yummy gluten free crackers by Mia Ringsparr

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Supporters Sam Bond and Carla Caruso

Supporters Sam Bond and Carla Caruso

Gay, Brian, Sharon and Reg enjoying the festivities

Gay, Brian, Sharon and Reg enjoying the festivities

Chelsea and Shannon playing it up for the camera

Chelsea and Shannon playing it up for the camera

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Adelaide Launch of An Ordinary Epidemic!

Please join MidnightSun for the launch of Amanda Hickie‘s highly anticipated nail biter An Ordinary Epidemic. Editor and writer Lynette Washington will launch the book in style. As always, there will be plenty of drinks and nibbles. Bring a friend, dance, buy a book, chat with a writer, have fun! RSVP‘s much appreciated.

8 May at 18:30–22:00
SA Writers’ Centre
Second Floor, 187 Rundle Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000

https://www.facebook.com/events/995015680516369/

Amanda Hickie

Amanda Hickie

Lynette Washington

Lynette Washington

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Multi-Storied

Here is the first Melbourne interview about Breaking Beauty. Lynette Washington and Anna Solding talking to Triple R. Between 32 and 44 minutes in: http://ondemand.rrr.org.au/player/128/201503181200

Source: Multi-Storied

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Breaking Beauty Reading

The good news is coming in so thick and fast these days that we are having a hard time keeping up with it all. Here is a blog post from Mostly Books about the Breaking Beauty reading last week:
http://mostlybooks.com.au/blog/2015/03/18/breaking-beauty-a-reading/

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An Ordinary Epidemic on the way

Have we mentioned that there is a new novel brewing at MidnightSun? The first review just came in and it’s fabulous. Here is a teaser: ‘It’s utterly fascinating, a little gruesome and impossible to put down.’ Jessica Broadbent in Books+Publishing

An Ordinary Epidemic

An Ordinary Epidemic

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Buzz Words review of One Step at a Time

Another lovely review of One Step at a Time, this time in Buzz Words: http://www.buzzwordsmagazine.com/2015/01/one-step-at-time_11.html

One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time

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First Review for One Step at a Time

‘Jane Jolly has a knack for tackling unusual stories (Limpopo Lullaby) with tender, evocative writing. The striking illustrations are reproductions of hand-coloured lino prints. They are dramatic and engaging and the book is cleverly designed, taking in the elements of the lino cuts and leaving plenty of space for text. This is highly recommended, especially for classroom discussion.’

One Step at a Time just received its first review and it is fabulous! Read the entire review in Books+Publishing. Yay! Hopefully there will be many more positive words over the coming months. It is such a beautiful book, it really deserves high praise. Congratulations to Jane and Sally! http://www.booksellerandpublisher.com.au/reviewitem/32065

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Best Aussie Reads of 2014

Anna Solding’s The Hum of Concrete, published in 2012, gets a mention in this Best Aussie Reads of 2014 list. At MidnightSun, we like our books to have a long tail.

http://writenotereviews.com/2014/12/23/my-top-ten-aussie-reads-in-2014-were/

Best Books of 2014

Best Books of 2014

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Kindle edition of Breaking Beauty is available

As of right now the Kindle edition of Breaking Beauty is available. Go on, you know you want it… http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBA6IL4

Breaking Beauty

Breaking Beauty

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The launch is so close now…

On Friday 7 November 2014 from 6.30pm we’ll be launching the fabulous collection Breaking Beauty, which contains stories about beauty in all its disguises. Established and emerging writers appear side by side on these pages and they all have something unique to say about beauty. Why don’t you join us at the SA Writers’ Centre, 187 Rundle Mall in Adelaide for a fantastic night to celebrate the beauty of the short story form. All welcome!

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