So October has come around and MidnightSun Publishing has been really busy promoting and marketing as well as consolidating, reading manuscripts and making decisions about our next publication.
It is with great honour and excitement we can now announce that Kim Lock’s Peace, Love and Khaki Socks will be published in May 2013. It’s a foray into more commercial territory with a story about a young woman who falls pregnant unexpectedly. It has fun, quirky dialogue and the Darwin setting creates a dramatic backdrop when a cyclone draws close. A must-read for next year!
In the upcoming issue of Good Reading Magazine, Anna Solding’s The Hum of Concrete is featured as a Book Bite, with the entire first chapter as well as a author profile printed over a spread in the magazine. Go out and buy the November issue and see for yourselves how fantastic it looks!
We have also heard rumours that Pangamonium was in the window at Imprints bookshop in Adelaide last week, which is great news. Several book clubs are currently reading Pangamonium and the fan mail has started to drop in regularly. We are expecting Pangamonium to develop a cult following by readers of satire and comic fiction. It has already been compared to John Kennedy Toole’s classic A Confederacy of Dunces.
This week, Thursday 18 October, Anna will be speaking at the ‘Writers and their World’ seminar at Flinders University in Adelaide. She will be talking about her Swedish background and what inspires her writing. It’s open to the public so please feel free to come along to the Noel Stockdale room at the library at 12 noon. There will be books for sale and Anna will sign them for you if you wish.
Zanesh and Anna will be speaking about queer aspects of their books at the Feast Festival in Adelaide on Sunday 18 November from 3.30pm at the Garden Lounge, Light Square. If you are in Adelaide, please come along to hear what they have to say. Books will be for sale and both writers will be signing copies after the session.