Wednesday, January 28, 2009
A tense psychological thriller, I am not Esther, has won the 2009 Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-loved Book for its Wellington author, Fleur Beale.
Congratulations Fleur from all of us at the WCBA!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
In the meantime, if you are at a loose end and wondering how to progress that tricky bit in your Young Adult novel you have tucked away, the NZSA has the evening for you:
AGM 9th Feb, Wellington
After a short
The panel will discuss such issues as how to make such a scene truly romantic in romance fiction and how far to go (and how far not to go) in teen fiction. For more information about the panel, see websites such as www.bookcouncil.org.nz/writers/degoldikate and www.ledaswann.com. After their opening presentations, which will include examples of scenes that work (and which really, really don’t), there will be time for questions and an open discussion of this challenging aspect of the craft of writing.
Kate De Goldi is the author of Sanctuary; Love, Charlie Mike; Closed, Stranger; Clubs: A Lolly Leopold Story; Uncle Jack; Billy: A Lolly Leopold Story; Little Nan; Like You, Really; and The 10 pm Question
Leda Swann is the author of Captive; Mistress; Polly’s Game; Stand and Deliver; The Price of Desire; Sugar and Spice; Parlour Games; School for Virgins; Lessons in Seduction; Rainlashed; Sunlit; and Ice on Her Wings