So this is the final YA author interview I'll be hosting for 2018, and I am so pleased to have local Adelaide debut author, S.J. Morgan on my blog, whose lovely contemporary #LoveOzYA novel, Heaven Sent, was released in October 2018.
Well a lot happened this month, the biggest thing ever basically being that I got to hold an ARC (Advance Reader Copy) of my actual book, Making Friends with Alice Dyson.
It is heavier than I expected, and just freaking beautiful, very bright and sweet and lovely. So yeah, I’m pretty over the moon about that! And realistically it has overshadowed all the other things I was doing this month. To be honest I can’t even remember them. Did I even do anything else? Nah. I just stared at my book.
Well this is a moment I’ve been waiting for since forever. Well six years maybe. Which included five years of trying to get published and the past almost year of getting this book ready to go with my publishers, Wakefield Press. Which means obviously I’ve spent a lot of time imagining what kind of cover I would like for my book. And you know what? I really couldn’t have ever imagined anything as beautiful as this one! I mean, check out my name on the cover!
It’s my name! On a book! That I wrote!
And also check out that quote by VIKKI WAKEFIELD, an author whose work I just love and admire, and have done for a really long time, and look at what she said! About my book! It kind of blows my mind. So yeah.... today was a good day.
But I thought I would include it into my Debut Author series, as I think it is probably a fairly universal feeling for newly published or about to be published authors, and I guess I wanted to explore it a little further.
Welcome to my monthly update! Here I will waffle on for a short time about what I’ve been up to over the past month in terms of my writing progress, reading and a bit of general life stuff too. So here we go :)