Book Launch ‘An Ordinary Epidemic’ by Amanda Hickie, Fri 8 May, 6.30pm, SAWC

Amanda Hickie has written an extraordinary book. In An Ordinary Epidemic she layers ethical dilemma upon ethical dilemma as she pushes her characters deeper into a highly contagious and deadly disease epidemic in contemporary Sydney.

It’s topical, timely and terrifying.

Join me and the MidnightSun Publishing team as we launch Amanda Hickie’s fabulous novel on Friday 8th May, 6.30pm at the South Australian Writer’s Centre, Second Floor, 187 Rundle St, Adelaide.

There will be excellent wine, nibbles and lots of lovely bookish company. There might even be dancing!

“A bravely told story of one woman’s courage despite terrible odds.” Nancy Freund, author of Rapeseed.

Please RSVP to Anna Solding 0400 047 426 or anna@midnightsunpublishing.com

The countdown has begun!

The countdown to the launch of Breaking Beauty has begun! To give you a taste of the beautiful stories to come, we have created a small sample per week to be posted on our Facebook page until the big day on Friday 7 November.

Don’t forget to book your spot at the Adelaide party: anna@midnightsunpublishing.com

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Breaking Beauty Book Launch

BOOK LAUNCH INVITATION

MidnightSun Publishing

presents

Breaking Beauty

a short story collection by twenty-seven brilliant writers

Katherine Arguile Lesley Beasley Gillian Britton Rebekah Clarkson Jessica Clements Katherine Doube Annabel Evitts Ruby Ewens Matthew Gabriel Corrie Hosking Rosemary Jackson Melanie Kinsman Stefan Laszczuk Jo Lennan Gay Lynch Mary Lynn Mather Amy T. Matthews Rachael Mead Lilliana Rose Bernadette Smith Anna Solding Reg Taylor Heather Taylor  Johnson Lynette Washington Bryan Whalen Sean Williams Kimberley Zeneth

Edited by Lynette Washington

Esteemed author Sharon Kernot will launch Breaking Beauty at The SA Writers’ Centre, Second Floor, 187 Rundle St, Adelaide Friday 7 November 2014, 6.30pm for a 7pm start

Please join us for a beautiful celebration of stories.

Please RSVP to Anna Solding 0400 047 426 or anna@midnightsunpublishing.com by Wed 5 November
for catering purposes

Breaking Beauty – the cover

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Here it is!

What do you think? I love it and I hope you do too.

I think it’s striking. And memorable. We wanted something that would jump off the bookshop shelf and straight into your hands as you thought to yourself, “Oh yeah, I really need to read that book!”

Kim Lock is the talented designer who fulfilled our vague and erratic design briefs over and over again, until we were all happy with the cover. Check her website out – she’s also a superb writer and the author of Peace, Love and Khaki Socks.

I’m also thrilled to announce that Professor Brian Castro has written a stunning Introduction for the collection. My mind was blown when I read it. It’s pretty special.

Join us for the launch of Breaking Beauty 6:30pm, Friday 7th November at the South Australian Writers Centre.

Lynette

 

 

 

 

 

Announcing: Breaking Beauty

It’s been a while since I posted about the beauty anthology. I have been busily working with the writers to get the manuscript polished and shipshape.  And it’s looking pretty amazing. Just as I had hoped, the writers took the theme of ‘beauty’ and cracked it open, looking at the underside of the idea and the fact that beauty cannot exist without it’s companion and alter ego – ugliness.

And so from that came the name of the anthology: Breaking Beauty. It seemed to fit.

The stories we have collected together in Breaking Beauty are remarkable. Diverse. Beautiful. Frightening. Illuminating. Funny. Heartbreaking. Sweet.

And now, finally, I can announce the names of the writers who have made this collection such a good read:

Katherine Arguile
Lesley Beasley
Gillian Britton
Rebekah Clarkson
Jessica Clements
Katherine Doube
Annabel Evitts
Ruby Ewens
Matthew Gabriel
Corrie Hosking
Rosemary Jackson
Melanie Kinsman
Stefan Laszczuk
Jo Lennan
Gay Lynch
Mary Lynn Mather
Amy T. Matthews
Rachael Mead
Lilliana Rose
Bernadette Smith
Anna Solding
Reg Taylor
Lynette Washington
Bryan Whalen
Sean Williams
Kimberley Zeneth

28 stories in all, every one of them a gem. (Bryan Whalen’s work shook me up so much I had to include two of his stories).

Now, exciting news! We will be launching Breaking Beauty at 6:30pm Friday 7th November at the South Australian Writers Centre. We hope to see you there.

Stay tuned…we have a stunning cover being designed – I can’t wait to show it to you soon!

Lynette

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exciting News – ‘Beauty’ Anthology

I’m very excited to share the news that in conjunction with MidnightSun Publishing I will be editing an anthology of short stories by University of Adelaide Creative Writing postgrad students.

The anthology is open to all Adelaide Uni Creative Writing postgrads whether they are current candidates or have already completed their studies. The idea is that the anthology will be a celebration of the best story writers who have participated in the program since its inception.

Full info on the anthology can be found on the Beauty Anthology page on this blog.

Stay tuned for more information, and please pass this information on to any postgrads you know who might be interested in submitting a story.

Lynette