I Predicted This Would Win Awards!

A few months ago I read ( and my husband and daughter read) The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel.  We all agreed this was an awesome read!the summer that melted everything Scribe

At the time I predicted this book would win awards – the writing is just amazing – the narrative complex and insightful.   I predict that this is the first of many awards, winner:  The Not the Booker Prize 2016.


‘The Summer that Melted Everything’ wins 2016 Not the Booker Prize

US author Tiffany McDaniel’s debut novel The Summer that Melted Everything (Scribe) has won this year’s Not the Booker Prize, which is run by the Guardian in the UK and voted on by the public. McDaniel’s novel—‘about community, redemption, and the dark places where evil really lies’—was chosen from a shortlist of six, that also included: The Combinations (Louis Armand, Equus); The Less Than Perfect Legend of Donna Creosote (Dan Micklethwaite, Bluemoose Books); Walking the Lights (Deborah Andrews, Freight Books); Chains of Sand (Jemma Wayne, Legend Press); and What Will Remain (Dan Clements, Silvertail). The winner of the award, which has the same criteria as the Man Booker Prize, receives a Guardian coffee mug. This year’s Man Booker Prize will be awarded at a ceremony in London on 25 October.   http://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2016/10/25/80180/the-summer-that-melted-everything-wins-2016-not-the-booker-prize/

Congratulations Tiffany!!

A Surprise For Me

Today I received some exciting news –  I am a winner of a Face Book competition by Bolinda Audio. This is my win! Thanks so much Bolinda Audio.

The giveaway includes one signed copy each of;

‘Rush Oh!’ by Shirley Barrett
‘Rain Music’ by Di Morrissey
‘The Lake House’ by Kate Morton
‘Reckoning’ by Magda Szubanski
‘The Dressmaker’ by Rosalie Ham
‘The 65-Storey Treehouse’ by Andy Griffiths
‘Laurinda’ by Alice Pung
‘Inside’ by Chris Judd
‘The Tournament at Gorlan’ by John Flanagan
‘Napoleon’s Last Island’ by Tom Keneally
‘The Perfumer’s Secret’ by Fiona McIntosh
‘The Big Book of Australian Racing Stories’ by Jim Haynes
‘Everything’s Amazing (Sort of)’ from the Tom Gates series by Liz Pichon
‘Running Like China’ by Sophie Hardcastle



Thank You Kensington Publishing

A few weeks back I wrote a review for a book I really enjoyed – Debbie Howells The Bones of You.  Kensington Publishing were running a give away for linking reviews – and I won! Today in the mail I received a lovely card thanking me for being part of the  Kensington community and a US$25 debit Visa card- this made my day! Thank you Kensington Publishing.

The Bones of You  - US cover ISBN: 9781617737664 Kensington Books

The Bones of You – US cover ISBN: 9781617737664 Kensington Books