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18 Feb 2019

Misrule on the bestseller list!

Misrule hit the Readings bestseller list for children’s and YA books for the week ending 18th February! Link.

18 Feb 2019

Valentine’s Day media

When I’m not writing books about teenagers born on Valentine’s Day, I’m an academic that studies romance. V Day is obviously quite a busy one for me!

You can read a couple of pieces about me and my academic research and my opinions on romance in general here:

Herald Sun: ‘What The Bachelor Franchise Tells Us About Our Romance Habits.’ Link.

Frolic: ‘An Anti-Think Piece Op-Ed About Why We Still Need Romance According to REAL Romance Lovers.’ Link.

13 Feb 2019


As we all know, February 14th is Valentine’s Day – and it also happens to be the birthday of Pearl Linford, Finn Blacklin, James Cardigan, and Marie Jessup in the Valentine series.

But according to Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation, February 13th, the day before Valentine’s Day, is Galentine’s Day, a day all about ladies celebrating ladies.

With that in mind, I’ve written a little prequel story to Valentine, called Galentine, that focuses on the friendship between Pearl and Phil (and featuring cameos from a whole host of Valentine-universe faves). (more…)

06 Feb 2019

Hobart Misrule launch – Sunday February 24!

Tasmanians! I’m coming back to visit, and I’m going to do a Misrule launch at Dymocks Hobart on February 24 at 11am with the Rebels of the Shelves! Tansy Rayner Roberts is going to launch the book, and it’s going to be a lot of fun.

It’s a free event, but you should register – you can do that here: register.

Facebook event page is here, if you want to RSVP: Misrule launch – Hobart.

05 Feb 2019

Sydney Misrule book launch – Wednesday February 20!

Sydneysiders! Join us for the Sydney launch of Misrule at Better Read Than Dead in Newtown on February 20! Maria Lewis is going to do the launching, and it’s going to be a great night.

It’s a free event, but we recommend you register – you can do that here: register.

Facebook event page is here, if you want to RSVP: Misrule launch – Sydney.

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