Books from our Backyard

It’s no secret that Queensland has great weather and fantastic beaches, but a prolific writing community? Well, that’s not so well known.

Celebrating Books from our Backyard with Tina Marie Clark and Kendall Talbot.
Celebrating Books from our Backyard with Tina Marie Clark and Kendall Talbot.

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 2013Books 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.

Catching up with Michael Bauer, Sheryl Gwyther, Pamela Rushby and Charmaine Clancy
Catching up with Michael Bauer, Sheryl Gwyther, Pamela Rushby and Charmaine Clancy

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. 

Happy reading!

Tall, Dark and Distant Lust and Found

 

 

 

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