I had the pleasure of signing beside two incredible authors today. One was Tad Williams, who was the model of grace with his avid readers. On my other side was Kylie Chan, a native Australian who has a brilliant series of kung fu novels. Her readers were amazing. They came with stacks of well-worn books, and she spent loads of time with each one. In addition to a florid signature, each book received a chop from a custom soapstone stamp. It gave my Sharpie scrawl a pathetic air.
I read some of her stuff and can’t recommend it highly enough. She has some manga and quite a few novels. They should be available in the States and digitally. Check out her site.
It was also cool seeing Aussie readers I’ve had contact with online and finally met in person. And I finally got to meet Colin Taber, another excellent local author. His stuff looks brilliant. Can’t wait to see where his career goes.
Finally getting acclimated to the time change. One more day in Melbourne, which I’ve fallen in love with. I could easily live here for a few years. Reminds me of Portland.
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Colin Tabor – also known as Colin Taber :) was the Aussie author I was trying to remember. I’ve had his “The Fall of Ossard” novel on my shelves at home for at least three years now and I was going to try to get to it this year.
I didn’t end up going to SupaNova, but I’m glad you had a good time. How did your panel go?
Ah! Fixed. Thanks. The panel went great.
Love to hear the positive review about Melbourne as the wife and I are heading there early next year!
Totally picking up some of Kylie Chan’s stuff.
what are your plans for Auckland? I wanna be there!!
“In addition to a florid signature, each book received a chop from a custom soapstone stamp. It gave my Sharpie scrawl a pathetic air.”
Hm. Perhaps it’s time for you to get your knitting needles out…a small square of knitted wool for each volume signed…
It was brilliant chatting with you and I’m looking forward to a real good chat up in Gold Coast.