Angela Meyer

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Angela Meyer’s debut novel A Superior Spectre (Ventura Press, ANZ & Saraband, UK) was shortlisted for an Aurealis Award, the MUD Literary Prize, an Australian Book Industry Award, and the Readings Prize for New Australian Writing. She is also the author of a novella, Joan Smokes, which won the inaugural Mslexia Novella Award (UK), and a book of flash fiction, Captives. Her work has been widely published in magazines, journals and newspapers. She has worked in bookstores, as a book reviewer, in a whisky bar, and as commissioning editor and then publisher at Echo Publishing, where she was responsible for award-winning, internationally published and bestselling works. She now works as a freelance structural and story editor and consultant. She ...more

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Angela Meyer Marianne wrote: "Angela Meyer, thank you for recommending S.A. Jones' The Fortress. It doesn't sound like what I might normally read, but I like to be surprised and I like to read widely, so I'm looking forward to ..."

No worries! Hope you enjoy it if you do pick it up. :)


Marianne Curley Angela Meyer, thank you for recommending S.A. Jones' The Fortress. It doesn't sound like what I might normally read, but I like to be surprised and I like to read widely, so I'm looking forward to reading this soon. It sounds intriguing. Thanks again.


Angela Meyer Hi Kris, no problem! I'm always trying to read 50 things at once. Just had a look at your profile and am looking forward to browsing your shelves. I joined Goodreads about a month ago, and am (slowly) adding and categorising. It's great fun.


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Kris Angela, thank you for accepting my friend request. What great books you are reading, even outside the historical fiction course!


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Karen Tyrrell Hi Angela,
Thanks for connecting. Just about to launch my 3rd mental health book.
*Bailey Beats the BLAH is for KIDS.
http://www.karentyrrell.com/launching...

cheers,
Karen :)


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