I am running around living the cliched 'too much to do in December' life at the moment, and so am not getting to read or blog as much as I'd like. That being said, there are so many kids books out right now that look so absolutely amazing and I'm dying to read - Christmas sure knows how to bring them out. Every time I come to work at my bookstore my eyes boggle and fill up with greed and I want them all. The (Australian) Independent Booksellers Summer Reading Guide is full of great stuff - you should stop by your local indie and check it out.
But I did get time last night to attend the launch of the latest Sleepers Almanac - up to number seven now, and still the same eclectic and talented mix of new and established authors totally killing it with this collection of short fiction. One of my stories is in it as well, so you should definitely go and pick up a copy and see what makes Sleepers one of the best short fiction collections in Australia ;)
It was also fairly nice to once again see my name and work in print (in an actual book - alright!) That feeling certainly never gets old.
Some places you can buy Sleepers are here:
And of course you can buy and order from most bookstores.
And a selection of some of my fav/recent books, perfect for Christmas presents:
WILDWOOD by Colin Meloy
THE APOCOTHERY by Maile Meloy
WICKED WOOD (Tales from the Tower Volume 2)
edited by Isobelle Carmody and Nan McNab