Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Never Work with Vegetables and Animals

Special congratulations to four of my writer friends, Christine Wells, Paula Roe, Kate Mulvany and Amanda Ashby, who've all received amazing reviews for their work in the past week.

Christine Wells's historical debut, Scandal's Daughter (Berkley) won four well-deserved stars in the Romantic Times.

"Richly etched and multilayered" is how the Romantic Times described Paula Roe's characters in Forgotten Marriage ( Silhoutte Desire). Paula scored four and a half stars for her debut. Don't you think her coverboy looks just like Martin Henderson?

The Sydney Morning Herald had this to say about playwright and actress Kate on her play The Seed: "Kate Mulvany went to a very candid place inside her heart to tell her family's story. At this stage in her career, Mulvany is often described as an emerging playwright. The Seed suggests she's close to fully fledged."

And finally, Publishers Weekly says Amanda's You Had Me at Halo (NAL) is "The Lovely Bones meets Bridget Jones. It's a fun, witty traipse through the afterlife."

So put these books on your, MUST-be-read list. Kate's play finishes its run at the Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney on August 12.


~ Paula Roe ~ said...

awww, thanks for the plug, Ness! Martin Henderson is yummmy - but I reckon my cover hero looks more like Jimmy Smits, actually LOL.

Paula x

Sara Hantz said...

It's so exciting to see these girls doing well!!! Congrats to all of them.... especially Amanda my brilliant CP!

Amanda Ashby said...

OMG - it's vegetable animals - I LOVE them!!! Thanks for the shout out as well, and it sounds like you had a brilliant conference. The RWNZ one was also amazing and I wanted to go on for about four more days (unlike my husband who couldn't wait for me to get back and give him a break from the kids!!!!)

Authorness said...

Aren't they gorgeous vegies? I can never eat eggplants again.

So glad your conf was amazing. Loved those pics of you guys wearing your halos.