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Mid-September Update & #TheReadingQuest Wrap-Up

Life has been a little hectic, so my wrap-up is late but I completed my line of books across the Rogue’s Path in time for The Reading Quest’s closing pages. A book published by a small press – Sacrifice by Cindy Pon I am here for Skybright and Zhen Ni’s friendship. All of the main characters grew, and… Continue reading Mid-September Update & #TheReadingQuest Wrap-Up

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For fantasy fans: Sunshine Blogger Award Q&A

Thanks Sinead from Huntress of Diverse Books for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Check out her Q&A. I’ve shared the rules and new questions below my answers to Sinead’s questions: 1. What is your favourite time of the day to read? Just after brunch/lunch. Need energy and sunlight. 2. Do you like to listen to music… Continue reading For fantasy fans: Sunshine Blogger Award Q&A

contemporary · fantasy · own voices · young adult

The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera

‘Kahu, a member of the Māori tribe of Whangara, New Zealand, fights to prove her love, her leadership, and her destiny. Her people claim descent from Kahutia Te Rangi, the legendary “whale rider.” In every generation since Kahutia, a male heir has inherited the title of chief. But now there is no male heir, and the… Continue reading The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera

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How to use Photopea to make a Character Card for #TheReadingQuest

A quick tutorial on how to use Photopea (a free online editor site) so that anyone can make a character card for #TheReadingQuest. This tutorial only has 6 steps to help anyone without Photoshop. (Update: Readers can still participate in #TheReadingQuest for fun after the official sign-up closed on 14 August but won’t be eligible for the book prizes.)… Continue reading How to use Photopea to make a Character Card for #TheReadingQuest

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August & September Plans – A Rogue for #TheReadingQuest

Aentee of Read At Midnight is hosting a video game-based reading event known as #TheReadingQuest, which will run from Sunday 13 August – Sunday 10 September 2017. Character art designed by CW of Read, Think, Ponder. Update: Readers can still participate in #TheReadingQuest for fun after the official sign-up closed on 14 August but won’t be eligible for the book prizes. To join,… Continue reading August & September Plans – A Rogue for #TheReadingQuest

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Blog Update: Beta & Sensitivity Reader Services

Just an update on the blog: I’m now offering beta & sensitivity reader services to assist writers and their pre-publication manuscripts. – For sensitivity reading, I’m offering to read and give feedback on Filipino, Asian-Australian and PoC representation in manuscripts and short stories. – For both services, I’m flexible with genre & target audiences. For more information,… Continue reading Blog Update: Beta & Sensitivity Reader Services

australian author · contemporary · lgbtqia · own voices · speculative fiction · young adult

Dragons, grief and love in ‘The Wave’ by Hoa Pham

  ‘I remember how you were, not how you are. We were we until we became you and I.’ Midori and Âu Cô are international university students tasting freedom from family for the first time. They discover Melbourne and each other. All is well until the tsunami that swamps their world… Midori and Âu Cô… Continue reading Dragons, grief and love in ‘The Wave’ by Hoa Pham