Happy book birthday to Spellhound!

April 4th, 2023

Happy book birthday to Spellhound, the first in the Dragons of Hallow series! I’m so excited to have this book out in the world at last, and am dying to know what people think of it. If you read it, I’d love you to leave a review somewhere – whether it’s goodreads, twitter, a blog, or the footpath outside your house. 🤣

Meanwhile here’s an exceptionally nice review from Better Reading!

Now that’s the sort of thing that warms an author’s heart!

Meanwhile we are busy planning the launch aka a book birthday party. I have two librarians helping me, which pretty much guarantees it’s going to brilliant. It’s at 10.30 am on Saturday April 22nd at the State Library of Tasmania in Murray St, and if you’re in Hobart, you’re invited!

There will be jelly babies, of course. (And if you don’t know why, you really need to read Spellhound.)

I’m also running another competition, only this one is for schools. Well, classes really. To celebrate Spellhound going out into the world, I’m offering a free online visit to one lucky class (Years 3-5) in Australia or New Zealand. You can find the details here.

I spent much of last week visiting schools to tell kids about the launch (and about the new book). It was my first time back in schools since the end of last year, and I had forgotten how much fun it could be.

Here I am at Hutchins, trying to convince the class that this boy is a dragon in disguise.

One last thing – to my joy and delight, Spellhound has been chosen as Dymocks’ Children’s Book of the Month for April! Isn’t that amazing?

2 thoughts on “Happy book birthday to Spellhound!

  1. Priscilla says:

    Omg! I remember stumbling across your Keepers trilogy when I was around 11, and your writing was the catalyst for my love of literature. I remember corresponding with you back when your website had a thread for people to chat! I’m so glad to see that you’ve continued to inspire many many kids! I just turned 22 and still have your books kept safe 😀

    1. Lian Tanner says:

      Priscilla, how lovely to hear from you after all these years! There’s something so special about the books we loved as kids, isn’t there. I’m delighted and honoured to know that the Keepers trilogy is still on your shelves, and that it helped inspire your love of literature. Thanks for your message, it has filled my heart with warmth.

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