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!
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!
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:
Reading out the prologue of The Hush:
Cupcakes with miniature book decorations:
And here are some other photos from the night. I’ve also popped them up on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.418016395026609.1073741833.180569065438011&type=1
Giving a speech
Cutting the cake
Bookworms (to eat while you read)
Giving a speech
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.
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: https://www.dymocks.com.au/stores/vic/dymocks-melbourne#skye-melki-wegner-melbourne
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!
Since the release date is drawing near, I made a book trailer for The Hush! I’m super excited to share it today:
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.
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!
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!
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:
In Germany, the series is titled Magnetic Valley and the first book is called Die Flucht der Fünf. Here’s the back cover:
Finally, here’s a glimpse of the first page:
It’s amazing to see the book in another language!
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: http://www.sebastiancreative.com/
The Hush is due to be released in early March 2015.