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Lian Tanner

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Lian Tanner has been dynamited while scuba diving and arrested while busking. She once spent a week in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, hunting for a Japanese soldier left over from the Second World War. She likes secrets, old bones, and animals that are not what they seem. Nowadays she lives by the beach in southern Tasmania with her cat, Harry-le-beau, who has his own blog at vampiremice.wordpress.com.

Lian's bestselling fantasy series The Keepers is published in the USA, Australia and India, as well as being translated into nine languages. Her latest series, The Hidden, began with Ice Breaker (shortlisted for the 2013 Aurealis Award, and a Children's Book Council Notable Book) and continued with Sunker's Deep. The third book in the serie
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Lian Tanner I'm just finishing off the third book in the Hidden series. At the moment it has a working title of 'Fetcher', but that will probably change.
Lian Tanner I guess it's like anything else - sometimes I love writing and sometimes it drives me crazy. :) - the first draft of a book can be pretty exciting…moreI guess it's like anything else - sometimes I love writing and sometimes it drives me crazy. :) - the first draft of a book can be pretty exciting because I'm discovering things about the characters and the story as I go, and sometimes things go off in weird and interesting directions. And I like the third draft too, because that's when things begin to fall into place and it starts to look more like a proper book. But corrections and edits get a bit boring.

I realised recently that I no longer write just for fun, like I used to. I guess that's inevitable when I'm doing it for a living, but it's a pity - which is why I've recently started a blog for my cat, Harry. There are no deadlines, no plot, and I have no idea where it's going. It's just a chance for me to play. You can read Harry's blog at http://vampiremice.wordpress.com.(less)
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Last Saturday was Love Your Bookshop day, and I was invited to Dymock’s bookshop in Hobart, along with Katherine Scholes and Adrian Beck, to talk to people and answer questions.



I was a bit worried that no one would have any questions for me, so I took along a competition, and whenever I saw a kid who looked as if they fitted somewhere between the ages of eight and sixteen, I grabbed them. Th...

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“But there are some things, child, that you should steal. That you must steal, if you have enough love and courage in your heart. You must snatch freedom from the hands of the tyrant. You must spirit away innocent lives before they are destroyed. You must hide secret and sacred places.”
Lian Tanner, Museum of Thieves

“Don't try to push [fear] away,' he said. 'If you fight it, you make it stronger. You gotta great it politely, like an unwanted cousin. You can't make it leave you alone, but you can do what you have to do, in spite of it.”
Lian Tanner, Museum of Thieves

“Goldie closed her eyes and tried not to think about how she had nearly died, waiting for someone to come along and save her. She shivered. 'I'll never do that again,' she thought. 'Next time I'll save myself.”
Lian Tanner, Museum of Thieves

“The first thing you find out when yer dog learns to talk is that dogs don't got nothing much to say.
About anything.”
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“It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried-out bed of the old North Sea.”
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“No bird in a cage ever speaks. What is there to say? The sky is everywhere, churning above its head, blue and endless, calling out to it. But the caged bird can't answer anything except 'I cannot'.”
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“But there are some things, child, that you should steal. That you must steal, if you have enough love and courage in your heart. You must snatch freedom from the hands of the tyrant. You must spirit away innocent lives before they are destroyed. You must hide secret and sacred places.”
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“Marry me, he says. I got all my own teeth, I wash twice a year an I'll cut you in fer half the business here.”
Moira Young, Blood Red Road

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Becca Thanks so much for adding me :D


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Lian Tanner Georgina, your daughter is a fast reader! I'm so glad you both enjoyed the book. I don't know if you are anywhere near either Hobart or Launceston, but if you are, you might like to come to one of the launches of Book 3, which will be out shortly. Keep an eye on my facebook page for details. http://www.facebook.com/LianTannerAuthor. Or my blog. http://liantanner.com.au/whats-happening


Rowan *call me Red* I can't wait to read Path of Beasts! Going to see if I can get it soon.


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Lian Tanner Rowan wrote: "I can't wait to read Path of Beasts! Going to see if I can get it soon."

I hope you can find a copy quickly! It's a pretty exciting ride for Goldie and her friends. :)


Rowan *call me Red* I finally got the book and am already on the 88th page. It is so good!


Rotuma Thank you for accepting my friend request.


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Lian Tanner Rotuma wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request."

You're very welcome, Rotuma!


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