A lot to add in one post, but I have too much news! We’ve revealed the cover of Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal and it’s gorgeous!! Thank you to Astred for her design! See the twitter fun here: https://twitter.com/AnnaWhateley/status/1204317253535092736?s=20
We also had a cover reveal for Growing Up Disabled in Australia! More twitter action here: https://twitter.com/BlackIncBooks/status/1201720229581205504?s=20
My final thing, and the reason I ventured back to my little web site, is more serious. The bushfires destroying out country have left the rural fire brigades exhausted, and they need our help. #AuthorsForFireys is raising money by auctioning off authory things and the winning bids are donated to the CFA!
Here’s my auction for an ARC that hasn’t been printed yet… https://twitter.com/AnnaWhateley/status/1214362661187538950?s=20
I am incredibly honoured to have my essay ‘Noise Silence’ included in Black Inc’s forthcoming anthology, ‘Growing Up Disabled in Australia‘. I reread the essay yesterday, after not touching it since I submitted, and I still can’t believe little Anna’s story will be told. 2020 is going to be a …
On Thursday last week I had a *creative life moment* when my name reached print for the first time! Allen & Unwin held the #YAFanFest19 superproof event in Melbourne, and I was lucky enough to have the first two chapters of Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal included! The list of authors …
And FINALLY we can let everyone know that Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal is to be published by Allen and Unwin!
Danielle Binks, my extraordinary agent, has found the perfect home for Peta and I’m thrilled. We are hoping for March 2020 release, so it’s going to be a wild year ahead!
Check out what readers have been saying, and a little about Peta’s story here.
At 16, neurodivergent Peta Lyre is the success story of enforced social training. That is, until she finds herself on a fraught school ski trip, falling in love with the new girl. For Peta to survive, she’ll need to decide which rules to keep, and which rules to break…