Upcoming Events: Queensland & Victoria

Hi everyone! I’m excited to announce that I’ll be appearing at some awesome writers’ festivals over the next few months. I feel very lucky to participate in these events and it would be lovely to meet some of my readers there.

1. Voices on the Coast (QLD)

In July, I’ll be presenting several writing workshops at Voices on the Coast Festival on the Sunshine Coast. This is a fantastic youth literature festival and I can’t wait to attend for the first time this year!


2. Melbourne Writers Festival (VIC)

In August, I’ll be appearing at the Melbourne Writers Festival. I had a great time at MWF last year and can’t wait to participate again!


der clan der schmuggler
In other news, I recently received my German copies of Borderlands. In German, the book is called Magnetic Valley: Der Clan der Schmuggler (‘The Clan of Smugglers’).

As always, the publishing team at DTV have done a brilliant job and it’s such a thrill to see the book in another language!


Launch Party Photos

Hi everyone! Thanks so much to everyone who came along to the launch of The Hush last night; it was so exciting to see you there.

(Also, a huge thanks to Louise and the team from Dymocks Melbourne for allowing us to use your beautiful bookshop!)

Here I am cutting the cake:

z cutting the cake

Reading out the prologue of The Hush:

z reading

Cupcakes with miniature book decorations:

z cupcakes

And here are some other photos from the night. I’ve also popped them up on Facebook:



The Hush is Out Now!

Hi everyone! I’m ridiculously excited right now because it’s publication day. The Hush has officially hit Australian bookshops and is now making its way into the hands of readers.

skye melki-wegner the hush

A quick reminder for those of you in Melbourne — the official book launch is this Friday (March 6) at Dymocks on Collins St. It’s a free event and I’d love to see you there! For more details or to RSVP, please see:

As always, I wouldn’t be here without my readers. Thanks again for all of your emails, reviews and messages over the last few years; your support means the world to me. I hope that you enjoy this new adventure!


Upcoming Event: THE HUSH Launch

It’s hard to believe, but The Hush is only a few short weeks away! To celebrate its release, there will be a public book launch at Dymocks Melbourne on Friday 6 March.

hush launch invitation


DATE: Friday 6 March 2015
TIME:  6:30 pm
LOCATION: Dymocks Melbourne, 234 Collins St, Melbourne

Drinks and nibbles will be provided. I’ll be giving a short presentation, answering reader questions and signing books.

The event is free, but please RSVP by 25 February so we know the numbers for catering purposes. Hope to see you there!


skye melki-wegner the hush

In other news, I recently received my author copies of The Hush.

It’s always such a thrill to hold a new book for the first time. Amazing to think that this time last year it was just a Word document on my laptop!


Chasing the Valley in German!

Today I received my German copies of Chasing the Valley, recently published by DTV Junior! This edition is a gorgeous hardcover with a foxary on the front:

pile of books

In Germany, the series is titled Magnetic Valley and the first book is called Die Flucht der Fünf. Here’s the back cover:

back cover

Finally, here’s a glimpse of the first page:

front page

It’s amazing to see the book in another language!


Book Cover: ‘The Hush’

It’s time to reveal the cover of my next book!

I absolutely love this cover and I’m so excited to share it with you all. It’s such a thrill to see my story represented in visual form:


(Click image for high resolution.)

Many thanks to the super talented artist, Sebastian Ciaffaglione. To see more of his amazing artwork, check out his website:

The Hush is due to be released in early March 2015.


Chasing the Valley selected for iOS8 promotion

To celebrate the launch of iOS8, iBooks Australia has selected several books to offer for FREE for a limited time — and one of them is Chasing the Valley!

You can grab the book from iBooks here:

chasing the valley ios8 promo

If you have any friends who might enjoy the series, this could be a great chance to try out the first book for free. The prices of Borderlands and Skyfire have also been reduced during the promotion.


Sony Young Movellist Australia: Winner Announced

Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to be a judge in the Sony Young Movellist Australia competition. The results have now been announced on the Movellas website:

I was blown away by the quality of the shortlisted entries. Each manuscript had its own strengths and it was incredibly difficult to choose a winner.

Huge congratulations to the winner and runners-up! Your novels were clever, creative and a joy to read.

Congratulations also to every young writer who submitted a story. The standard of entries was exceptional. No doubt I’ll be seeing many of your names in the bookshops one day!


Upcoming Event: National Bookshop Day

Guess what? This Saturday (August 9) is National Bookshop Day! It’s a wonderful day to celebrate the importance of bookshops in our community.

Last year, I had great fun participating in an author flashmob at Readings in Carlton (see

This year, I’m helping out at Dymocks Melbourne as an “author cashier”. Dymocks has planned an amazing day of authors, illustrators, cosplayers and even craft demonstrations! Best of all, the event is raising funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

There will be authors and performers popping in and out all day. My time slot is from 11:45am to 12:45pm. If you’d like to come along and say hello or get your books signed, it would be great to see you there!

DATE: 9th August 2014

TIME: 11:45am – 12:45pm for me, but the event will run all day with different authors, performers and activities!

LOCATION: Dymocks Melbourne, 234 Collins St

COST: Free