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Cass Moriarty Hi Marg, the best way is just to ask! The worst that can happen is that they say no. Try to target reviewers/authors who either read or write in your …moreHi Marg, the best way is just to ask! The worst that can happen is that they say no. Try to target reviewers/authors who either read or write in your genre. For example, as yours is a short story collection, you should probably start following short story writers on social media and then approach those you feel your work might resonate with. Try to find points of connection between you and that author...same publisher? Similar writing style? Met once at a festival? Don’t be disappointed if they decline - they may be busy or have other obligations or perhaps not feel comfortable reviewing. And be prepared for people to be honest too - if the work is not for them, they may tell you that (which is disappointing but doesn’t mean it’s not going to resonate with others). And be appreciative - it takes hours of work to read and then write a considered review. 😊 But let me get you started. I would love to review your collection if you would like me to! My email is cassmoriarty@live.com if that’s easier to communicate. I thoroughly enjoy supporting debut authors. Good luck with the launch in October. Cass(less)
Cass Moriarty Rejection and negative feedback is as valuable a part of the writing process as acceptance and positive feedback, perhaps even more so, because it giv…moreRejection and negative feedback is as valuable a part of the writing process as acceptance and positive feedback, perhaps even more so, because it gives us the opportunity to grow and change. Whenever I receive a rejection, I try to find out why my work didn't do so well, or I explore the work of the other authors who were successful, in order to find ways to improve on my own work. Critical feedback is vital to ensure you keep learning and improving as a writer. Whether it's from an editor, a writing buddy or a reader, comments about what is NOT working can provide the basis for a re-examination of your work. And then, of course, there's always wine. And chocolate. They're good, too. (less)
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The Boy and the Dog by Seishū Hase
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This beautiful hardback copy of The Boy and the Dog (Scribner 2022) by famed Japanese author Seishu Hase, translated by Alison Watts, won the prestigious Naoki Prize. A simple story of a dog named Tamon who, after the tragic tsunami, travels the leng ...more
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Taken by Dinuka McKenzie
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Just breathlessly finished Taken (Harper Collins 2023) by Australian crime author Dinuka McKenzie, the second novel featuring Detective Sergeant Kate Miles. What a follow-up to her debut! This book focuses on any parent’s worst nightmare – a missing ...more
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The Murder Rule by Dervla McTiernan
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I’ve read and loved all three of Dervla McTiernan’s previous crime novels featuring Detective Cormac Reilly. Her new book The Murder Rule (Harper Collins 2022) is different in so many ways from her previous work – a standalone, it is set in the US an ...more
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Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone by Benjamin   Stevenson
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If you are a fan of the recent Netflix hits Glass Onion and Knives Out, then you will enjoy this original and quirky crime story, Everyone in My Family has Killed Someone (Penguin Random House 2022) by Benjamin Stevenson. Wry, funny and full of myste ...more
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Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng
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I absolutely adored Little Fires Everywhere so was keen to buy my copy of Celeste Ng’s new novel Our Missing Hearts (Abacus Books 2022) from Avid Reader. Ng is a writer of the highest calibre, managing to combine beautiful, literary pages with an acc ...more
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Dirt Town by Hayley Scrivenor
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2022 has been the year for amazing debut crime novels by female Aussie writers, especially those writing outback noir or focussing on the intimacy and intensity of small rural towns. One such novel that has already garnered heaps of accolades is Hayl ...more
The Sun Walks Down by Fiona McFarlane
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The Nowhere Child by Christian  White
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I have long been a fan of Christian White’s work but somehow never read his debut … until now. The Nowhere Child (Affirm Press 2018) is a classic Aussie crime novel that moves seamlessly between the US and Australia as a woman attempts to uncover her ...more
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The Promise by Damon Galgut
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Winner of the 2021 Booker Prize, The Promise (Penguin Random House 2021) by Damon Galgut is a sweeping family saga that follows several characters over many decades, providing vignette scenes of intimate minutiae encompassed in an impressive overall ...more
A Brief Affair by Alex  Miller
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