Recent and upcoming events

It’s been a wild recent few weeks…. months. I’ve been mad busy with work, upcoming projects, other projects, life… But it hasn’t just been all work, work, work. In between the craziness I’ve attended a few digital events.

Recently, I had the best time discussing my novel Skerwe with the ladies from Boekemakranka and author Zelda Bezuidenhout. It was my first time meeting Zelda, who translated the novel into Afrikaans. We got on so well we might be cooking up something special soon. (Watch this space!)

If you missed the chat, you can catch up by watching the live recording on YouTube. My personal highlight is when Zelda does a short reading from the book.

This weekend I will be taking part in the inaugural SA Festival of Children’s Literature. The whole festival is taking place digitally and is 100% free! Please join me for my 12:30 session on Sunday if you can.

Stay tuned for more news and upcoming events. I promise to blog more often.

Something new for 2021 (updated)

It’s been a while since my last post. I don’t know about you, but after a year in lockdown and worrying about vaccine availability, the last thing on my mind was updating my website.

I do have a little bit of news to share. My fourth novel, Sharp Edges, is now available in Afrikaans from Lapa as Skerwe. I am thrilled with the translation by Zelda Bezuidenhout and even more so with the amazing neon cover by Megan Bird.

What do you guys think?

The English version won the M.E.R. Prize for Best Youth Novel in 2014.

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On the subject of Afrikaans books, I have another Afrikaans story (a short story) included in Die Meisie Met Uitroeptekens In Haar Oë & Ander Stories hitting shelves in June this year. The anthology features well-known local authors like Jaco Jacobs, Zelda Bezuidenhout, Refiloe Moahloli, Cliffordene Norton, and Mercy Kannemeyer.

Here’s the cover:

Pre-order it here.

Update: 27 July 2021

Since posting this blog there has been an avalanche of covers and updates including the covers for The Girl Who Chased Otters and Going Wild, so I thought I’d put them together in a little video.