Check it out: Haze cover

Today, for my last post over at Inside A Dog, I revealed the stunning cover concept for the Australian and New Zealand edition of Haze (Rephaim #2). (Created by the amazing WH Chong at Text Publishing.)

I figured I should post it here as well, along with the teaser extract and synopsis to feature in Text’s new catalogue (out soon). Bear in mind there may be a few tweaks (the tagline will of course be different from Shadows), but I don’t expect any changes to be significant.

And I love that, within a few hours of the cover being unveiled on Inside A Dog, it appeared on Goodreads. 🙂 You guys rock.

Teaser from the Text Publishing catalogue:

Extract:
‘But what if we can’t find Jude?’
He leans closer. His breath is warm on my ear.’We will.’
‘How can you be so sure?’ I want to believe him so badly, but this is Rafa. The guy who’s all action and no plan.
His smile is tired, knowing. An echo of a shared past I don’t remember.
‘Because I’m not smart enough to give up, and you don’t know how to.’

Synopsis:
Gaby Winters’ nightmares have stopped but she still can’t remember her old life. Still can’t quite believe she is one of the Rephaim—the wingless half-angels who can shift from place to place, country to country, in the blink of an eye. That she was once the Rephaim’s best fighter. That demons exist. That Rafa has stayed.
But most of all, she can’t quite believe that her twin brother, Jude, might be alive.
And Gaby can’t explain the hesitancy that sidetracks the search for him, infuriates Rafa, and sends them, again, into the darkest danger.

Books, films, editing, rejection…we’ve talked about it all these past two weeks

We’ve had more interesting discussions over at Inside A Dog these past two weeks:

Last guest post for the month still to come…

This week’s topics at Inside A Dog

What have we been talking about over at Inside A Dog this week?

I’m really enjoying interacting with readers at Inside A Dog. Can’t believe my residency is almost half over. Next up on Monday will be a small peek into the world of line editing.

Here’s the earlier cover concept from Text Publishing’s brilliant in-house artist WH Chong. Read my post at Inside A Dog to find out the story behind it…

Don’t forget, I’ll be at Riverlink Angus & Robertson in Ipswich tomorrow, 10am-12.30pm.

Conversations at Inside A Dog

Week 1 of being writer in residence over at Inside A Dog (State Library of Victoria) was a lot of fun.

Topics covered:

Still plenty of time to join the conversation on any or all topics.

Next week, I’ll talk about how the Australian cover for Shadows came about (among other things).

Meanwhile, I had fun at Angus & Robertson Victoria Point this morning. Huge thanks to Stephanie, Bianca and Allison – and everyone who chatted with me/bought a copy of Shadows.

I’ll be at Angus & Robertson Riverlink (Ipswich) next Saturday 10.30am – 12.30pm.