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. Continue reading An Ordinary Epidemic launched in style!
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. Continue reading Adelaide Launch of An Ordinary Epidemic!
How far will a desperate mother go to keep her loved ones safe?
PB 384 | 198 x 129 | ISBN 978-1-925227-03-1 | $28.99
Fiction | MidnightSun Publishing | May 2015
Distributed by NewSouth Books
Hannah is stuck in the middle of a deadly outbreak. As Sydney goes into lockdown, she attempts to quarantine her home and protect her family from the alarming infection around them. How far will a desperate Continue reading An Ordinary Epidemic
Author Jane Jolly has had three Notable picture books in the Children’s Book Council Australia Book of the Year awards. Jane strongly believes in the fight to rid the world of landmines and cluster munitions. On the road to getting One Step at a Time published she has met with the Safe Ground group in Adelaide and a representative from Medical Association for the Prevention of War.
Jane Jolly and Sally Heinrich’s beautiful picture book One Step at a Time was published in February 2015, and was chosen as an Honour Book in the 2016 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Awards.
Illustrator Sally Heinrich has been recognised through fellowships from the Asialink Foundation, the May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust, Varuna – the Writers’ Centre, Arts SA and the Ian Reed Foundation, and her original artwork and linoprints have been exhibited in Australia and Asia including in the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize. Sally believes that picture books are a powerful tool to communicate ideas and build bridges of understanding between people from different cultures and Continue reading Sally Heinrich
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. Continue reading First Review for One Step at a Time
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.
Her short stories have been published and awarded and she is currently completing her PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide, where she also Continue reading Lynette Washington
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! Continue reading The launch is so close now…
In ten days Breaking Beauty can be yours to treasure forever. Continue reading Treasuring Beauty