Unexpected Opportunies & Overwhelming Support!
New opportunities, I find, always appear at the oddest of times. For instance, despite being knee deep in Victoria’s current lockdown, I am delighted to be taking part in my first ever poetry reading in two short weeks.
On Wednesday, 16 September 2020 from 19:30-21:00 UTC+10, Denise O’Hagan and I will be sharing our work within an online event hosted by the Sydney Poetry Lounge. Although I am admittedly a little nervous, I am looking forward to this new writerly experience. For those of you who are interested in tuning in, I have included a link to the Facebook event here.
I am also thrilled to announce that my novel Falling Pomegranate Seeds: The Duty of Daughters, has been selected by The Tudor Files as their book corner book for September. The Tudor Files are a wonderful group who discuss all things historical and old – the perfect match for a historical fiction writer, like me.
It goes to show that great things can happen when you least expect them to, so long as you leave the door to opportunity open.
As always, I hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe, warm and well.
P.S. For those following my Work-in-Progress story, I have included an update below.
For those with a keen interest in historical fiction, here is my interview with The Tudor Tracker where we discuss my novels, Catherine of Aragon, and Anne Boleyn:
As you may be aware, I recently launched a Pozible campaign to assist with the publication of my latest novel, Falling Pomegranate Seeds: All Manner of Things.I am thrilled to announce that we have raised almost half of the $2800 target set, with a little over a month before the crowdfunding campaign ends.I am truly speechless. I cannot even begin to describe how thankful and humbled I am to be the recipient of such overwhelming support. That is why I’ve decided – as long as the pledge is received before I approve the interior of my novel, which I expect to do in two weeks time- that every individual who pledges to my campaign will have their name included within All Manner of Things‘ acknowledgement page. Be it a pledge from a few dollars, or a personalised, pre-ordered copy of All Manner of Things, every little bit helps. Having your name in my novel is a small token to acknowledge the instrumental role contributors are playing in helping a little self-publisher realise their dream.