#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 on the panel was impressive: @elliemarney, @AmieKaufman, @garthnix, @garthnix and @AstridScholte!!!! And check out the other names on this contents page – Scott Westerfeld? OMG.

Here is me looking big on a big screen….

Some great friends from my #6amAusWriters twitter group were there and sending me sneak previews of the superproof (thanks Belinda and Kate!). My awesome agent does the best Insta posts!

All in all, it was an incredible event and I’m so lucky to be supported in this way by my publishers <3

(also, yes, I’m clearly not a blogger, this is just news, straight up!)

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…