OooOOOoooHHHhhh This arrived yesterday. It’s so pretty!

May Update

I’m back from Hong Kong and Japan and my feet still hurt.

But I don’t care – look at this beauty! The cover is (as usual) fabulous and I cannot wait to share this next stage in the journey with all of you. The trip to Japan (photos at has been both educational and inspirational. And the onsen town was particularly worthwhile.

This is what my desk looked like for days after I returned. The cats insist that the two weeks at the luxury cat resort was THE END OF THE WORLD and they are SCARRED FOR LIFE.

They took turns coming into my office, yelling at me and then storming out again. They’re still upset.

Patrons on my Patreon (at all levels) will receive a special set of extremely snarky out-takes from the trip that I’m not comfortable sharing in a widely public forum…

QWC World-Building Workshop

There’s still time to book a space at the Queensland Writers Centre for my fantasy world-building workshop to be held on May 18th at the State Library of Queensland. The last time I did one of these, one of the attendees was inspired to come to his first Comic-Con as a result and hopefully will work out that wizard cosplay he was talking about.

Click on the image to join the workshop, and if you’re an aspiring writer I can’t think of a better resource for improving your work than your local writers centre.

Melbourne Oz Comic-Con

I am confirmed to be attending Oz Comic-Con Melbourne June 8-9.  It’s at the Melbourne Convention Centre, so come along to the Con, wear cosplay of one of the Avengers or Justice League or something, get some comic-book art commissioned by awesome artists, then bring as many books as you like to me (you can put them in a locker while you’re buying stuff) and I’ll be very happy to sign them for you.

Nothing makes my convention day quite as much as someone coming up to me with a massive backpack full of my books and a face that screams ‘I’m not sure if she’s going to sign all of these!’

Perth Supanova

(And thanks to the Patreon patrons, I would not be doing this without you)

I’ve purchased a table in Artist’s Alley for Perth Nova and me and Isobelle Carmody will be sharing it. So it looks like we’ll be there June 28-30 to sign books and say hello and it’s been such a long time Perth I’m sorry!

Other Cities

Brisbane and Sydney are probably good to go (I may even get a Sydney ‘Guardian of Empire’ launch at Galaxy in June, I’ll let you know if I do) and I’ll do my best to get to Adelaide Supanova as well.

Now back to work on the next Dragon Empire book, and that Simone spinoff won’t write itself. Mika in Kyoto, who translated the books into Japanese for me, pushed me very hard to write more, and how can I turn her down when she bought me such excellent sake.

Patrons on my Patreon (at all levels) received a special set of extremely snarky out-takes from the trip that I’m not comfortable sharing in a widely public forum…