February 2011 has so far been a very good month to me. Earlier in the month I received news I had made the final list for the 100 Stories for Queensland anthology, an anthology to raise money for those affected by the terrible floods at the beginning of the year. Today I have some more exciting news to share. My short story ‘Angel Blood’ is to be included in the AusLit Australian Literature anthology due to be released in April. The anthology features ten stories by a range of commercially published and emerging Australian authors.
A little about the authors involved:
Kerry Brown is a children’s book author with two currently published picture books Poppy Wash and Can I Cuddle the Moon.
JJ Cooper is the author of two action thrillers, The Interrogator and Deadly Trust.
Rebecca James is the author of pschological thriller Beautiful Malice.
Fleur McDonald’s novels Blue Skies and Red Dust feature strong female protagonists living on the land.
YA fantasy author Michael Pryor is the author of several series and stand alone novels, including ‘The Laws of Magic’ series and the ‘Doorways’ trilogy.
Sam Stephens is an aspiring novelist. His award winning short stories Daddy and The Surgeon can both be found on The Australian Literature Review website.
Michael White is author of Equinox, The Medici Secret and The Borgia Ring. He also writes the ‘E-Force’ series under the pseudonym Sam Fisher.
Belinda Dorio and Sonali Rajanayagam complete the author list for the anthology.
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Jo, that is so wonderful! Major congratulations.
Will this one be available in any format to people (like me!) outside Australia?
Yes, it will be available as a print book and Kindle ebook – both of which you will be able to purchase on Amazon.com.
congrats Jo! 🙂 it’s always nice to see stories in print.
How wonderful. I couldn’t be happier for you. You have worked hard for this and deserve the recognition. Well done my darling girl.
It’s a great line-up of writers, and I’m honoured to be a part of it too. I know how you’re feeling!
Susan – Thank-you! And thanks AusLit for answering, it’s good to know my overseas friends will be able to get copies too.
Brooke – Thank-you, I can’t wait to be holding a copy in my hand!
Heather – Thanks Mum 😀
Sam – Thanks! And to you too! It’s definitely an honour to be in an anthology alongside such great writers. Can’t wait to read your story, as I’ve enjoyed reading the ones you have up on the AusLit website. Can’t wait to read all the stories!
(I think someone needs to take-away my exclamation point key now.)
Congrats, Jo (and Sam)! Can’t wait to get the anthology. 🙂
Congrats, Jo (and Sam)! Can’t wait to read it. 🙂
Congrats Jo, that’s awesome! may the ball keep rolling now, then send it to me 😉
Thanks Catherine! I hope the ball keeps rolling too, and hopefully something will happen for you soon as well 🙂