Thanks again to Matthew Lamb, editor of digital literary journal ‘Review of Australian Fiction’, for supporting Australian authors, both established and emerging. It was great to be partnered with established author, Kate Gordon, in one of seven issues for volume 7*, with a focus on Tasmanian writers, curated by Rachael Edwards (previous co-editor of Tasmania’s literary magazine, ‘Island’).
Other exciting news is the upcoming March 2014 writers festival in my region of the Tamar Valley – ‘Beaconsfield Festival of Golden Words’ – with 70 authors booked, including recent ‘Miles Franklin’ winner, Hannah Kent, top selling author of ‘Burial Rites.’ http://www.festivalofgoldenwords.com.au
I’m looking forward to meeting her!
For anyone else writing historical fiction, you might also like to join the newly established Tasmanian branch of the ‘Historical Novel Society’: contact Steve Rossiter: https://www.facebook.com/groups/563316043716820/