|Graduation ceremony- February 2013|
Best Books of 2013
1) Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas
2) The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
3) Elemental by Amanda Curtin
4) The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
5) The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt by Tracy Farr
6) The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
7) The Shadow Year by Hannah Richell
8) Eyrie by Tim Winton
|Knitting for warmth! Winter 2013 (Thanks for your help, Gma)|
10) Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Notable Writing Milestones
While I didn't manage to get anything published, or even placed in any competitions, I feel as if this year has been about growth. I have grown as a writer and my support network has grown ever wider. I am ready for a 2014 full of words and wisdom.
|Read my short story 'Pretending' at the |
Subiaco Library in April this year,
all thanks to Annabel Smith
who wrote the amazing novel, Whisky Charlie Foxtrot
People to thank:
Annabel Smith, Iris Lavell, Natasha Lester, Craig Silvey, Amanda Curtin, Amanda (AJ) Betts, Robert , Drewe, Christos Tsiolkas, Susan Midalia, Dawn Barker
Kristen Levitzke, Louise Allan and Glen Hunting
my co-workers: Yvonne, Simon, Kris, Bryony, Dayna, Dina, Rose, James and Judy (and Snowy and Socks of course.)
The wonderful representatives from all the publishers I've met with this year, and all of the lovely customers at the Bookcaffe Swanbourne
Shelleyrae from Book'dOut.wordpress.com and Michelle from Book to the Future
Adele Chapman, my ever vigilant twitter buddy.
|Nahla joins the family.|
And of course, my wonderful and supportive family and friends, who do amazing things like cut articles out of the paper for me, and text me an entry form for the 2014 Premier's Literary Award when my book hasn't even been sent to any publishers yet. (Love you Dad, you're the sweetest.) To A.C.- Thank you for putting up with me!
Here's to a wonderful 2014!