I write a lot in a lot of places, and travel a bunch to a bunch of places. This is where to find me!
YA Lit Fest at Whitehorse Manningham Library
New event alert! On September 7, you can catch me at Whitehorse Manningham Library’s YA Lit Fest. It’ll be at Doncaster Library, and I’ll be on the paths to publishing panel with Danielle Binks, Shivaun Plozza, Lucy Hamilton and Scot Gardner. Details here.
The Bachelor Australia
If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that I’m an endless font of opinions about the Bachelor/ette franchise. I write about this a lot in my academic life, but academic publishing is so slow that it isn’t really the right venue for all my hot takes, so I also write recaps. I’m hardly the first person to write Bachie recaps, but I promise you that mine are the most educational ones out there. 😉
You can always find my recaps over on Book Thingo, but for now, here’s links to all my recaps of Season 7 of The Bachelor Australia.
Writers Victoria workshop
One for the Victorians! I’m running an all-day workshop for Writers Victoria on 13 October about pacing. We’ll talk about narrative milestones, suspense, emotional investment, and basically all the things you need to know to make sure your narrative doesn’t sag, drag, or lag.
If you want to come along, here’s all the info you need: details here.
Melbourne Writers’ Festival
I’m an author guest at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival this year! In addition to my events in the Schools program, which I wrote about in another post, you can catch me at YA Day on 1 September and at A Day of Romance on 8 September.
On YA Day, I’ll be talking with Nina Kenwood and Michelle Smith about writing messy teenage relationships in It’s Complicated: details here.
On A Day of Romance, I’ll be moderating a panel with CS Pacat, Anne Gracie, and Melanie Milburne, where we’ll be talking about how romance reacts to political and cultural events in Romance as Resistance: details here.
Jodi on the radio!
I was on Myf Warhurst’s show on ABC radio a couple of days ago, talking about love, romance, and the idea of “the one”, along with Gery Karantzas (who also works at Deakin University). You can listen here: How Romance Killed Love.
(NB: the title isn’t necessarily a reflection of my opinion!)