Home again, home again

Hi folks. It’s very nice to be home again in the rainbow country. Looking out the window across the cane fields to Wollumbin (Mount Warning), hearing the birds singing and the koalas grunting in the night (I kid you not) and adjusting back into normal life after the swirl of travel activity. It’s spring in my neck of the woods, and a gorgeous time to be alive.

The rest of my trip continued to be exciting and all those things that travel is – including tiring! I managed to strut my stuff at the Historical Novel Society banquet and get through my reading of one of The Raven’s Heart sex scenes (why oh why did I think that was a good idea???) for the Saturday night sex scene event without too much blushing and stammering. In fancy dress no less. I’m quite glad that one is done and dusted.

For future reference if any of you are visiting London – I stayed in a fantastic bed and breakfast in central London near Goodge St tube (a village called Fitzrovia, though locals assure me no such place exists). If you’re looking for a budget place to stay, I can’t recommend it highly enough. Fitz B and B.

It’s head down and get busy for me in the next few months as I finish up my doctorate, write another children’s novel and get ready for ‘Chasing the light’ to hit the Australian bookshops in February.

The Raven’s Heart is starting to take off in the USA and UK, which is exciting – I was thrilled today to find a glowing review on Lamba Literary, which you may like to check out if you have a moment.

Over the next few days I’ll be posting items about three other Bywater Books authors – including some giveaways – so keep your eyes out.


About Jesse Blackadder

Living at the easternmost tip of Australia on the caldera of an extinct volcano, Jesse Blackadder is a novelist, freelance writer and Doctor of Creative Arts. She is fascinated by landscapes, adventurous women and very cold places and has published three adult novels and three novels for children.
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2 Responses to Home again, home again

  1. Sharon Dean says:

    Welcome back, Jesse. And gosh, you couldn’t ask for a better review. Good on you! X

  2. Linnie says:

    Dearest Jesse…

    The sexy bit? Delivered in costume and all? You are awesome, Jesse ๐Ÿ™‚ (Will you be wearing such garb at CB next week? A little birdie whispered you’d be there… It looks very … cute and historic… :))

    What a well-deserved review… Raven’s Heart is a ‘must keep reading’ book, to be sure ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’m back in Rainbow contry too (the world is awesome, but isn’t it wonderful being home?!), so now I have time to catch up on blogs I’ve missed… A constant puzzle each time your blogs landed in my inbox was how on earth you managed to keep blogging, whilst we remained blog-less, amidst two months of non-stop pouring over maps, tourist literature and scenery… and wildlife!!! No slow, cheshire cat smile,
    cafe-in-Paris moments in which to tap the keyboards, was, for us, the defining thing, I expect. :):):)

    Hugs to you… and very well done with all that you are reaping now re your wonderful wordsmithing… ๐Ÿ™‚

    See you soon… love Linnie ๐Ÿ™‚ xxxxxxxxxx

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