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!
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
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
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:
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
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
‘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
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.
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
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!