It’s no secret that Queensland has great weather and fantastic beaches, but a prolific writing community? Well, that’s not so well known.
The Queensland Writers Centre is aiming to change that with its annual Books From Our Backyard catalogue – packed full of books published by Queensland authors.
The QWC kicked off this year’s campaign with a celebration at the State Library of Queensland last night, led by one of Queensland’s best-loved writers – Nick Earls.
Nick’s message: Read more books by Queenslanders.
I can’t argue with that!
Books From Our Backyard aims to support that talent by identifying and celebrating the voices that create our Queensland identity.
Each year the QWC will produce a resource that details books written by Queenslanders that will be available to Australian readers, booksellers, and libraries.
The two young adults books that I wrote for the Smitten series (HGE) – Tall, Dark and Distant and Lust and Found are among the 250 entries in 2013 edition of Books from our Backyard.
The booklet covers every genre and includes brand new authors and seasoned storytellers. You can download the full booklet here.