Mim knows what she wants, and where she wants to go — anywhere but home, stuck in the suburbs with her mother who won't get off the couch, and two brothers in prison. She's set herself rules to live by, but she's starting to break them.
Now Mim has to retrieve a lost package for her mother. Does this make her a drug runner?
Why is a monster dog called Gargoyle hidden in the back shed? And Jordan, the boy she sent Valentines to for years, why is he now suddenly a creep?
How come there's a huge gap between her and her best friend, Tahnee? And who is the mysterious girl next door who moans at night? Over the nine days before her seventeenth birthday, Mim's life turns upside down. She has problems, and she's determined to solve them herself. But in the end, she works out who her people are, and the same things look entirely different.
Welcome to my monthly update for April 2018. So here we are.
It has been a momentous and excellent month for me. A lot of wonderful things have happened (and are happening), and it is a surreal feeling, truly, to work so hard towards a goal for so many rejection-filled years only for things to suddenly just start... falling into place. I feel like change is in the air. Who knew dreams really can come true?
The best thing that happened to me in Beijing was a collection of stolen moments spent dancing in the shadow of the Drum and Bell Towers. Listening to Chinese pop songs. In the pitch dark of night. It was about zero degrees. I wondered if it was perhaps my happiest moment. Ever. Simple things.
Oh my gosh. So this is an announcement I've been dreaming of making for a really long time.
I'm so utterly happy and excited to say that I've signed a contract with Wakefield Press to publish my debut novel!
I've mentioned before on this blog that my YA contemporary novel, Making Friends with Alice Dyson, was shortlisted in the 2018 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. I was approached at the festival and later was offered a contract!
After so many years of hard work and hoping, it is crazy to think that next year I will have an actual book out! Wow!