Cover Reveals and Fundraiser!

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

Wish me luck!

Contract! Allen and Unwin!

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…

#YAFanFest19 Superproof!!

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 …

Päivi’s Story

“How do other parents manage it? Take care of their children, their home, their job, their relationship and free time. Cooking, cleaning and chauffeuring their children to hobbies. They seem to manage all that effortlessly. Why is everyday life so much easier for others?”

Autism and the cost of masking

This article “We are not OK”, from The Autistic Advocate, is not an easy read. I wouldn’t recommend it if you are feeling down. BUT it’s important to recognise the side effects of masking (pretending to be neurotypical). For this reason, I’d say the article is of more benefit to …