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What a busy week it has been!

I have so much news to share with you.

In the world of writing, the Historical Novel Society of Australasia (HNSA) have opened submissions for the Elizabeth Jane Corbett Mentorship. This mentorship honours the talented historical fiction novelist, Elizabeth Jane Corbett, who sadly passed away in January of this year.

The Elizabeth Jane Corbett Mentorship will provide a previously unpublished author from Australia or New Zealand the chance to develop a completed first draft of an unpublished young adult historical fiction manuscript, under the guidance of a mentor.

I am delighted to announce that I am the mentor for this competition. I simply cannot wait to help guide a fellow author towards realising the full potential of their work.

Should you be interested in learning more about this wonderful opportunity, I have included more information about this competition below.

In other news, work on my latest historical fiction novel, All Manner of Things, continues despite these challenging times. In fact, I have some exciting announcements to share in regards to this work over the coming days. Stay tuned and watch this space!

On a more personal note, my second grandchild, Nikolai, was welcomed into the world earlier this week. He is a beautiful bundle of joy, fit with a beanie to keep him nice and snug in these cool winter days. All is well and I am so happy to meet him!

I hope you and your loved ones are keeping well in these strange times. Oh, and busy.



About the HNSA Mentorship Contest:

This competition gives an unpublished author from Australia or New Zealand the opportunity to hone their historical fiction manuscript under my guidance.

This includes five mentoring sessions with me, where I will read and assess the winning author’s manuscript in its entirety, and provide them with comprehensive feedback and guidance.

This competition is currently open until the 30th of September, 2020.

In their own words, the HNSA Committee hopes this mentorship will keep the memory of Elizabeth Jane Corbett alive while providing ‘the opportunity for an aspiring author to walk in her red shoes in writing a successful historical novel for young adults’.

A  beautiful sentiment for a wonderful writer; and a brilliant opportunity for any budding ANZ authors.



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