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SWARM makes the NYT Bestseller List!

SWARM has joined its big sister, ZEROES, on the New York Times bestseller list today, in its FIRST week. Locally, you can find copies of Swarm signed by Margo Lanagan and me at Booktopia, Dymocks and Abbey’s Books. Scott wraps up his solo USA tour tonight at Books of Wonder, …

Waking in Winter give-away!

To celebrate my guest post on Mary Robinette Kowal‘s My Favorite Bit series AND the recent Kindle eBook launch of Waking in Winter on Amazon, I’ve launched a giveaway! ONE hardcover copy of Waking in Winter will be available *worldwide*. That’s right. You could be anywhere, & I’ll post you …

Another Waking in Winter update

In news today, my SF Signal guest post is LIVE! Whereupon I wax lyrical (or not) about the setting for a sorely under-appreciated little telemovie called A Cold Night’s Death–& various other tangentially related thoughts around the topic of icy, remote research stations in fiction. Also today, the first reader …

Two quick WiW updates

Two updates for my novella Waking in Winter (WiW, for those in the know): The latest PS Publishing newsletter links to a video interview I did about Waking in Winter. Please admire the warm red wall of my loungeroom! I broke my camera tripod setting this up, so I can’t …

Winter is Coming

Okay, first I steal the title of my new novella, Waking in Winter, from Sylvia Plath. THEN I steal the title of this post from Game of Thrones. Have I no shame*?! Next week I’ll share the opening paragraphs of Waking in Winter on the blog. But first, I wanted …

Zeroes Blog Tour UK

Soon I will be travelling to–and through–the USA on the Zeroes Book Tour 2015! Twelve cities in fourteen days (see a previous post for where & when). Anyhooo, through the wonders of modern technology, I will simultaneously be online for the UK-organised Zeroes Blog Tour 2015. Here are some details …

The Zeroes tour 2015

Tour dates are in, & here is where Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan & yours truly will be appearing. Starts in 3 weeks time & travels all the way from Sydney to New York City. Hope to see you there. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA Tuesday, September 22 6:00 PM for 6:30PM KINOKUNIYA BOOKS …

This is the new site!

Once the August/September migration of this site is complete, the new site will be here. It will look like the old site and work even better than the old site. You won’t even notice a difference! But first: expect some issues & delays. Follow @deborah_b

More Zeroes Covers

Zeroes Australia

Zeroes Australian cover

Book 1 of the Zeroes trilogy is launching at the end of September in the US, Canada, UK and Australia. I know, exciting, right? If that’s not enough, there’ll be more Zeroes news later. But first, some more covers. Behold the pretties! Follow @deborah_b

Zeroes

Hello, blogosphere! I realised I was running behind, & my colleagues have already managed to post this news, but just in case you came here wondering if it’s true: yes, it’s true! ZEROES will be launched on the world in 8 months. ZEROES is the first book in a trilogy …

An update on the publishing year so far

Hello blogosphere! Here’s what’s been happening in publishing land so far this year for my stories: Ticonderoga Press has announced the Table of Contents for the YEAR’S BEST AUSTRALIAN FANTASY AND HORROR 2013, & my story All the Lost Ones is being reprinted. All the Lost Ones is set in …

I’m actually updating my website

I’m updating my site! It’s been sooooo long since I’ve updated my site, I’ve almost forgotten how. If you find anything on the site that’s weird, wrong, or inadvertently funny, would you mind contacting me to let me know? I think the contact page still works. In the meantime, I’m …

Hush now

This blog has been quiet for a while–because I’m busy writing. And somehow that leaves me with nothing much else to say. Meanwhile, I’ll be doing some functionality updates in the background. Results may be unpredictable. You can still mostly find me on Twitter. Follow @deborah_b

Locus Spotlight

Locus interviewed yours truly a few weeks back, and the spotlight is now up online. ‘Yours truly’ means me, btw. Do people still use ‘yours truly’. In other recent news, my novella sale to PS Publishing (as reported in the recent PS Publishing news which I cannot identify online) is …

Australian Women Writers’ Challenge 2013

In 2012, I made the committment to read 6 books by Australian women writers and review 3 (the ‘Miles’ level of the challenge). Ultimately, I read 11 books in this category and reviewed at least 9 and so, buoyed by the craziness of success, I this year vowed to read 10 and …

Thanking the Ditmar Crew!

Life is funny. Sometimes it hands you opportunities you never considered would come your way. Opportunities that seem to exist in another realm, for other people. People who probably do this kinda thing all the time, or at the very least have some kinda background in it. But instead the …

The Year of Reading & Writing

I thought I’d recap on my year of reading during my Year of Writing (since my ‘six months off’ kinda snowballed there). Goodreads tells me that in 2011, while I was allowing the bulk of my productive time to be sucked into the pitiful task of ‘earning money’, I read …

AWW2012 update

Whatever your preference, whether you’re a fan of one genre or a devoted eclectic, the 2012 Australian Women Writers Book Reading & Reviewing Challenge invites you to celebrate a year encountering the best of Australian women’s writing. Last December I signed up for the Miles challenge to read 6 books …