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Mark Smith lives on the west coast of Victoria, Australia, where he writes, surfs and sometimes even works. The Road To Winter and Wilder Country are the first two instalments of the Winter Trilogy. The final book, Land Of Fences, will be released in early 2019. Wilder Country won the 2018 Australian Indie Book Award for YA. Mark is also an award winning writer of short fiction. In 2015 he won Australia's (then) richest short story prize, the Josephine Ulrick Literature Prize.

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Mark Smith Hi Anika: sorry for the delay in getting back to you! Yes, I have just submitted the manuscript of Land Of Fences to my publisher (Text). There's stil…moreHi Anika: sorry for the delay in getting back to you! Yes, I have just submitted the manuscript of Land Of Fences to my publisher (Text). There's still a fair way to go but it should be on the shelves in early 2019. I hope you have enjoyed the first two books.
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Mark Smith Hi Heather - sorry for the delay in answering. The final edits, design, cover etc for Wilder Country have been a little bit time consuming! It will be…moreHi Heather - sorry for the delay in answering. The final edits, design, cover etc for Wilder Country have been a little bit time consuming! It will be released on August 28th - at which time I jump back on the rollercoaster of promotions. If the girls enjoyed The Road To Winter, they'll love Wilder Country. Promise!(less)
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Land of Fences by Mark       Smith
"This is a thrilling final episode and marvellous conclusion to this excellent ya dsytopian series by talented writer Mark Smith.

Kas, Finn and Ray have enjoyed a wonderful, peaceful summer in Angowrie. While Ray tends the veggie gardens and looks afte" Read more of this review »
Land of Fences by Mark       Smith
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I've loved Mark Smith's first two books in the Winter trilogy, and the third, Land of Fences didn't disappoint. What a relief! I've become nervous about third acts, however Land of Fences brought more thought-provo" Read more of this review »
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"I've been very invested in the survival of Finn, Rowdy, Kas and Ray. I've been rooting for them since the very beginning of The End of Winter, the first book in this series. This book is what I call a hook book, a book that gets young men reading, I " Read more of this review »
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