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The Courier Mail Article

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The Courier Mail article

Well, our book launch attracted the attention of our local newspaper. The single photo makes me look insane, but in a nice way.

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Pre-Launch Preparation

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My author’s photo … not a book in sight.

The Springfield Writers Group (Queensland, Australia) is launching its newest anthology this Saturday afternoon at the Springfield Library (Orion Shopping Centre, Springfield Central). The Launch starts at 1PM. All welcome.

The genre of my story is something new for me. It is both science fiction, fantasy, with a touch of romance. I shy away from writing romance; I envy the skill and technique of confident romance writers. I get too embarrassed.

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If you can’t make the launch, you can purchase the book online at Booktopia.

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Another anthology launch and you are all invited.

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We’re number one!

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At 1am, Brisbane Time, our anthology was number one on Amazon.

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Elemental Anthology

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Looking for something with one of my stories! Here you go!

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More Exciting Times

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That is me on the left of the picture, in the hat.

This next week is going to be very exciting … and amazing, fabulous, and wonderful.

Tomorrow, it is the Christmas meeting for the Springfield Writers Group, but it won’t be the penultimate event for the year. Next Thursday, we will be launching our anthology.

Every writing group has its own dynamic. My group doesn’t ask anyone for member’s fees, but we do expect our members to actually participate in the group on some level. Not everyone can make it to meetings, of course. But sharing useful (or amusing) articles to the group page on Facebook counts as participation. Being available to beta-read a story or act as a cheering squad is participation. Helping out at the launch counts as participation!

I am very proud of the professional vibe you get from our anthology. If it was put on a shelf in a bookshop, it wouldn’t look amateur or out of place. The stories in it are all high quality, even if they are in handful of different genres. Every story has a professional level of editorial polish.

As well, my article came out in the Queensland Writers Centre magazine this week. I’m in good company with Nick Earls and Trent Jamieson.

This year, I have really ‘felt’ like a writer’. I am putting that down to treating the writing as a profession and a job. As well, I spent more time going to writing-related events, which meant I was mixing with more writers. The QWC Christmas party occurs on the night after the launch! Two big nights in a row, all about writers and books. Oh, how I will suffer…

So, the book launch is not just a celebration of our anthology. For me, it is a celebration of a year where I’ve had a great many small wins.

 

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