I live in Adelaide, which has a really cool and thriving YA author community!! I was very excited to be interviewed by the lovely (also Adelaide based) YA author, Margot McGovern (Neverland) for her excellent book blog: Lectito.
Margot asked me lots of really interesting questions about my story so I found these really fun to answer.
MAKING FRIENDS WITH ALICE DYSON was SHORTLISTED for the Readings Young Adult Book Prize shortlist 2019!!!
How freaking amazing is this!??? I am really over the moon, you can read all about the shortlist (what a cool bunch of books to be included in) BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK.
Also, I just wanted to share this excerpt from the judges, because it is one of my absolute favourite reviews I have ever received:
"Nwosu bypasses toxic and high-stakes romantic tropes for a refreshingly nuanced and realistic dynamic, while still giving readers the slow-burn romance they crave: a gloriously heady mix of tentative self-consciousness, bittersweet longing and simmering tension."
I am so freaking over the moon about this!!! It really feels kind of unbelievable! :)
This is really fun one for me, as S.J Morgan is not only an amazing YA writer but is also a close friend! This is the second time she has interviewed me for her blog, which is pretty cool. The first time was about my pre-publication expectations and nerves, and this one was about the book launch and how it feels being finally published!
So ..... I did an actual radio thing for the ABC and had to go into a TARDIS (apparently this is not a space police box but a recording studio!) to speak with the absolutely lovely Rhianna Patrick for her Sunday night program!
Was I nervous? Yeah I actually was a little nervous, but it was fun too! Even though it was scheduled at 4,30am in the morning on an absolutely boiling summer day! Ha! But maybe that is what makes it interesting?
Jamie is the host of Giant Panda Podcast, and I was so very grateful that he asked me on his very cool podcast (seriously check out all the interviews he has with different authors!). He was lovely to talk to, and I really hope you enjoy listening!
Well, we are actually drawing very near the end of this Debut Author Series! Can you believe it? But before I do finish up, I wanted to do a post on one of the biggest challenges and steepest learning curves I’ve experienced during the publication journey, and probably one of the most important elements of bringing out a book.
Marketing and Publicity.
So read on for my experiences around that. But be warned.... this post is a monster. Because it is a monster of a topic.