Posts Tagged ‘Richard Harland’

The Valentine’s Day post

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

I’m not a reader of romance novels. But threads of romance often weave their way through all sorts of stories — from action/adventure to science fiction; from YA to grown-up stuff. So, in honour of today being Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d reminisce about some literary romances that I found to be particularly memorable. Aleksandar […]

Not waiting for the end of the series

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

In my last post, I wrote about waiting for the end of a series before starting to read the first book (see “Waiting for the end of the series” — go on, read it first. This post will make more sense if you do.). I’m not the first reader ever to have done this, and […]

Richard Harland and Liberator

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of reading Liberator, the sequel to Richard Harland’s YA steampunk novel, Worldshaker. Having loved Liberator just as much as Worldshaker, I contacted Richard and asked him for an interview. Here it is… Did you always plan to (or at least hope to) write a second book? Or was […]

NEWSFLASH: Author vs Sawn-off Shotgun

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

We interrupt normal blogging to bring you this special newsflash. A NEWSFLASH? On a bookish blog? Yes, indeed. Today’s planned post, with the remainder of the Aussiecon author videos, has had to be delayed, in favour of this story about a mild-mannered author and a shotgun wielding robber. Yesterday evening, at exactly 6pm, I received […]

The Aussiecon Author Videos, part 1

Monday, February 14th, 2011

I’ve been promising these videos for quite a while, and I’ve finally managed to drag myself away from my word processing program long enough to open up the video editing program and prepare the videos. When you watch the videos, you’ll probably notice that there isn’t very much editing at all. So, what’s taken me […]

Some book covers

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

You can’t judge a book by its cover. A very true statement. Many good books have crap covers and many crap books have good covers. But people do often judge books by their covers… or, at least, they make their reading choices based on covers. Unfair? Yes! But a fact of marketing. A book’s cover […]

Aussiecon 4 Memories

Friday, September 10th, 2010

The 68th World Science Fiction Convention is over! Five days of panels, talks, signings, parties, awards and other related stuff, has ended. People from all over the world are making their way home… or perhaps sightseeing across Australia before departing our golden shores. I’m now sitting in front of my computer at home in Melbourne, […]


Monday, May 24th, 2010

Today, ladies and gentlemen, we enter a world of manners, polite society and dark secrets; a world of amazing steam-driven contraptions; a world in which Victoria sits on the throne and we all daily sing along to God Save the Queen; a world in which class divisions are nearing breaking-point and but we all pretend […]

Hello world!

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

I have been um-ing and ah-ing about blogging for some time now. You know, the usual sort of self-doubting questions most writers indulge in every now and then. Should I do it? Will I have enough things to blog about? Will I have enough time to do it? Will anyone out there actually read it? […]

Boomerang @ Bookfeast 2009

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Whenever William the author is invited to an event, William the Boomerang Blogger gets indirectly invited too. On Wednesday, NSW authors and illustrators braved the orange dust storm, and headed into the CBD for this year’s Bookfeast, a great event organised by Haberfield school librarian Michael Fraser. Some Boomerang Books Blog alums were there, including Deborah […]


Monday, July 27th, 2009

Richard Harland talks about his latest release, the mesmerising Worldshaker… I loved writing Worldshaker—I think steampunk/Victoriana is the kind of fiction I was born to create! I suppose I’ve been heading towards this all through my previous fourteen books, and it’s certainly turning out my most successful book yet. It’s just added a UK contract […]

The Teen Reviewer

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Steph Bowe, blogger extraordinaire returns to give her teenage perspective on two of the hottest new releases for kids. For more of her musings, click here. The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks Nina has been fifteen since 1973, when she was infected by a rogue vampire, but instead of the glamorous, superhuman life […]

June Book Giveaway

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

This month’s book giveaway is a bumper one, so be sure to register HERE for your chance to win copies of: Roadside Sisters by Wendy Harmer SIGNED Nina, Meredith and Annie have been friends for a long, long time. Elegant Meredith, motherly Nina and the determinedly single Annie are as unlikely companions as you could […]