I’ve been having a few teething problems since moving Wild Colonial Girl blog to her new home. All the content was sorted and then subscribers got left behind! So, apologies, and hope you are with me now… If the blog is emailed to you, it might now be coming from the very official sounding KirstenKrauth.com rather than Wild Colonial Girl, but I need to get that worked out too.
Just a quick update on what’s been happening the past couple of weeks.
I was thrilled to be guest-blogger at the Varuna/Sydney Writers’ Festival and covered the following sessions:
- Richard Flanagan on my fave novel of past years, The Narrow Road to the Deep North
- Emma Donoghue on her novels Room and Frog Music
- Felicity Castagna and me on Here and Now: Debut Fiction
- Sally Piper and Annah Faulkner on mothers, guerrilla tactics and the food we share in Grace’s Table and Beloved
- Black and Blue: an exhibition drawing together illustrators and writers in the Blue Mountains
I’ve also decided, in a bid to focus on my next writing projects (in limited time), that Friday Night Fictions will have a rest. But please still send me info about any new books, as I’ll continue doing profiles of debut authors.
And who says that blogging doesn’t pay? Many might remember my personal take on Tim Ferguson’s memoir. Soon afterward, he invited me for coffee and cake in Glebe. My 18-year-old self could never have envisaged this happening: the power of social media! And he was as provocative and smart (and funny of course) as I had imagined. Oh, and DAAS have decided to announce that they’re touring. While I’ll miss the dynamic with Richard Fidler (Flacco is now on board), I’d still like to see them on stage again. Canberra was a success and Sydney shows announced. Hopefully more out my way …
Happy writing, and please comment, so I know you’re all still there. Promote your latest book! I don’t mind.