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One week till the Sunker launch …

October 26th, 2014

Only a week to go, and I am almost too busy to scratch  myself. There are copies of the new book to be sent off, school groups to be talked to, fish to be made, reviewers to be chased and presents to be bought. There are disability ramps and lifts to be organised for people who can’t walk up all those stairs, portholes to be transported, fish to be collected from the local primary school, invitations to be handed out, more books to give out, little signs to be made and large quantities of gaffer tape to be bought (you can NEVER have enough gaffer tape). There are small things, like should I get a haircut, and what am I going to wear, and WHAT IF NO ONE COMES?

And then of course there’s the third book, which is due to be handed in this coming Friday – and I STILL DON’T HAVE A FINAL SCENE.

Not that I’m panicking or anything …

I’ve heard from two people who’ve read Sunker so far – and both of them have loved it. What’s more, it has just been shortlisted for K-Zone and Total Girl’s Toy of the Year Award, in the Boy Book category. Now this seems fairly weird, because it’s not a toy and I wouldn’t have described it as a boy book, either. It’s an everyone book. But it’s very nice to be shortlisted all the same, and maybe it’ll get me some new readers.

If you’d like to help, go to http://toy-awards.com.au/, click on ‘Boy Books’, and vote for Sunker’s Deep. And ask your friends to vote. And your relatives. And their relatives. And total strangers in the street. And maybe your dog as well. Do you have a guinea pig? Or a white mouse? I’m sure they’d be eligible to vote too! 🙂

Now, back to book 3 …

0 thoughts on “One week till the Sunker launch …

  1. Io says:

    Ha ha! Seems that you are having quite a rough few weeks! 🙂 Congrats in being shortlisted and, of course, I’m going to be voting.

    A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL BE DEFINITELY COMING TO YOUR BOOK LAUNCH- I PROMISE YOU!!

    And what’s with all the fish talk???

    Good luck in your final week of planning both the launch and book 3!

    Io 🙂

    1. Lian says:

      It’s underwater, Io. There HAVE to be fish! 🙂 Thanks for the good wishes, and also for the voting. xxx

      1. Io says:

        Oh…I get it now… does coming as a mermaid count as fish??? Because if it does then I would liked to have gone to your launch as a mermaid!

        Io:)

        1. Lian says:

          Oh yes, mermaids would definitely count. I shall look carefully in the corners of the room during the launch, Io, and perhaps see the ghost of one, sent from Brisbane. 🙂

          1. Io says:

            That would be ah-mazing to see a ghost…of me…? wait- not really. That would mean I am dead, not a good picture.

            Actually, it would also be amazing if you wrote a ghost story! *wink, wink* 😉

            Io:)

          2. Lian says:

            You will be relieved to hear, Io, that I saw no mermaid ghosts at the launch. Which means, as far as I can tell, that you are still alive. (But check your pulse just in case. 😉 )

  2. Elena says:

    Congradulations Lian!
    I am so excited for the launch, only a week to go!
    I am thinking of making some fish, myself…………….
    Elena xxx

    1. Lian says:

      Excellent idea, Elena! The more we have, the better!

  3. Kate says:

    Hi,
    Iv’e just voted! Well done! Its a shame I can’t come to the launch, as I am stuck in New Zealand. But good luck all the same. Can’t wait to get the book!
    Kate 🙂

    1. Lian says:

      Thanks for voting, Kate! Sorry you can’t make it to the launch – it’s just that little matter of a Tasman Sea between us. 🙂

  4. Kate says:

    Hello again, I just went and looked at the library website and it says it has Sunker at my local library! Maybe libraries get the book first.

    Going down there now to get it!!!!!!

    1. Lian says:

      Yes, the libraries seem to get it very early. Come back when you’ve read it and let us know what you think!

      1. Io says:

        Absolutely agree, Lian. I also still wonder if they actually have the same book as the one you are getting published….

        Io:)

        1. Lian says:

          Now don’t start me worrying about something else, Io! 🙂

          1. Io says:

            Ha ha ha, don’t worry. The Council can take care of THAT problem.

            Io 🙂

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