There’s been a bit happening here, so I thought a general update post might be in order.
First, my good news: I’m a program intern at the Melbourne Writers Festival! I’m there one day a week, and while I’ve only been there for two weeks, I’m having a great time. So far it’s involved lots of research, looking at writers and their work so that the festival can sort out who should talk about what, and when, and with whom. It helps the festival, but it also helps me: I’ve got the down-low on all the guests, so I know who to swoon over when the festival comes ’round. (Confidentiality agreements have been signed, so sorry folks, but it’s all under wraps!) I’m really lucky to be working on such an amazing festival, and with such a great team. I’ll be with the festival until September, and I couldn’t be more chuffed.
A big thanks has to go out to BookWorld, who kindly awarded me a signed copy of Charlaine Harris’s Deadlocked – a Sookie Stackhouse novel. They gave this book away on Twitter, and I won just for RTing. The Sookie Stackhouse novels are a big indulgence for me, so I’m feeling pretty lucky right about now.
In the last few weeks, I’ve been gaining a ridiculous amount of new followers via WordPress – hello! Welcome to LGWABP, I hope we have a long and happy relationship. Your presence here is so very welcome, but something of a mystery – WordPress stats haven’t seemed to track the reason for the spike. If you have time and inclination to comment, I’d love to know how you found me!
In other, non-wordy news, I’m getting right back into training in preparation for Run Melbourne in July – mental health is something close to my heart, as I’m sure it is for many people, so if you’d like to donate to the cause and make me feel more guilty about training to run this 5km, please do!
24/04/2013 at 6:31 pm
I can’t clearly remember how I found your! ! I think perhaps through Angela Myer @literaryminded? I believe she may have been nominated for a best blog recently, so perhaps that could account for it? Anyway, Hi, and great blog!
24/04/2013 at 6:35 pm
Literary Minded is a fantastic blog, and Angela’s a lovely girl. Thanks for letting me know how you reached me – I wonder if it’s the same for other people?
24/04/2013 at 8:39 pm
Ah, now I think of it, I am mistaken – it was Book To the Future I was thinking of that had recently been nominated by the Aust Writers Centre, but I don’t think you were mentioned on there. Actually I think I may have read an article of yours online recently, and clicked through from there – does that ring a bell?
27/04/2013 at 5:35 pm
That’s possible too, Michele. I recently had a piece up at The Peach, or less recently on Liticisms, Readings… could’ve been anything, haha!
Thanks again. 🙂
28/04/2013 at 10:55 am
Aha, it was Liticisms I think. And then just yesterday I was browsing a copy of Tiincture journal and read a very nice poem of yours in there! (You probably know that Stuart Barnes is their new poetry editor, and is calling for submissions for the third edition?) I’ll probably notice your name popping up everywhere now. Take care. 🙂