Trudi Canavan

bestselling author of The Black Magician Trilogy

Trudi's Blog

Tripping Through Time with Doctor Who

You know those weeks where something marvellous and something not very marvellous happen at the same time? Well, last week I twisted my ankle so badly my doctor and physio sent me for a second x-ray a week later because it looked like I’d broken it. (I hadn’t, but boy did I have some impressive bruising and swelling!)

But I forgot all that when I learned this lovely object went on sale:

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So now you can buy my novella “Salt of the Earth” as both an ebook or in print with a bunch of other fabulous Doctor Who tales. Or both! The book really is a beautiful thing, with a softly tactile cover, blue edged pages and the most delightful illustrations by Ben Morris, so well worth adding to your collection.

Trolls & Legends

A quick post to let you know I will be at Trolls & Légendes in Belgium this Easter. I am very excited to be a part of the festival!

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Then, a little later in April, I will be visiting Poland. I don’t know if there are any details out yet about it, so keep an eye on my Polish publisher’s website for details.

The Angel Has Landed

I am happy (relieved and a little scared) to report that Angel of Storms, book two of the Millennium’s Rule series, has been submitted to the publisher.

Despite there being a million distractions and delays (illness, buying/selling/moving/fixing houses) I’ve had a fabulous time writing this book. It’s always been a delight to work on.

There’s still plenty of work to do to before my rough diamond is all carved and polished, and a lovely setting made for it, but right now I’m pouring a glass of bubbly and celebrating one of the big milestones of it’s life.

Cheers!

Brisbane Writers Festival

Surfacing for air for a moment to let you know that I’ll be at the Brisbane Writers Festival this weekend. I’m doing a talk, a workshop and a panel. I’m looking forward to getting out into the real world for a little while, though I may have to sneak back to my hotel room to write as those deadlines are doing that looming thing they like to do.

Thank Yous, Wristwarmers, and a Nice Hot Cuppa

The last couple of months I’ve been either nursing a head cold or rushing about trying to get what I planned to do done as well as what I failed to do when nursing a head cold. It’s been awesome (apart from the cold) and can I say a big “THANK YOU” to everyone who bought and helped me celebrate the release of Salt of the Earth, my Doctor Who novella, back in March, and Thief’s Magic, first book of the Millennium’s Rule trilogy, in April, May and June. Thank you to the booksellers, reviewers, bloggers, readers, tweeters, facebookers, convention-runners and more.

I’m now knuckling down and writing the second half of Angel of Storms. This is currently requiring wristwarmers and extra cups of tea or hot chocolate to combat Melbourne’s winter chill. I’ll be saving my typing for the book mostly, so probably won’t post here as often, but it’d take a lot more than that to keep me off Twitter, and keep and eye on my Facebook Fan Page for information and fun posted by my publisher.

Hope you’re keeping warm – or cool, if you’re on the other side of the planet – and enjoying a good book.