Trudi Canavan

bestselling author of The Black Magician Trilogy

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Ask Me Anything over at Reddit

I’ve set up a Reddit forum topic for my AMA, so I can now link to the page. Leave questions for me here.

I’ll be answering live at:
US CST: 7pm, 27th May
Australia: 10am, 28th May

So come chat with me!

Signings, a Launch and an AMA

Thief’s Magic is now out in all english speaking territories and Poland. The wonder and amazement at knowing the story I shaped is being read in places around the world never wears off.

Last Monday the lovely Robert, Orbit’s account manager for Melbourne, took me to some bookstores here to sign stock. We visited Dymocks at Eastland, The Glen and Doncaster, where we had some great chats with the staff. I had a bout of camnesia at Eastland so I have no photos, but here’s Jess at The Glen and Michelle at Doncaster. Thanks to everyone we met with for the friendly reception.

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Tomorrow night is the launch of Thief’s Magic. Remember, if you RSVP you go into the running for a fantastic prize.

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And on Sunday evening I’ll be signing form 5pm at Notions Unlimited bookstore: Shop 9, Chelsea Beach Arcade, 426 Nepean Hwy, Chelsea.

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Next week I’ll be doing an AMA over at Reddit. I’m a Reddit newcomer, so this will be a voyage of discovery for me. I’ll let you know the details when the time gets closer.

Thief’s Magic Is Out There!

Reports of Thief’s Magic arriving in bookstores and reader’s homes have been popping up in my Twitter notifications feed, so I think we can officially say it’s out there in the big wide world. But it is being released on different dates in different places. In Australia and Poland it was officially out yesterday. In the UK it’ll be out tomorrow. In the US on the 20th. In Germany not until November.

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Enjoy!

Notions Unlimited Signing

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Melbourne is a big city, so I’m going to be introducing Thief’s Magic to the world not just at the book launch but at a signing event at the wonderful Notions Unlimited bookstore. So if you can’t make it to the launch, live down in the south east of Melbourne, want to schmooze with the cool people again, or get me to sign your books twice, here are the details:

When: 5pm, Sunday 25th May
Where: Notions Unlimited, Shop 9, Chelsea Beach Arcade, 426 Nepean Hwy, Chelsea

Thief’s Magic Launch!

I have a book coming out! Wheeee! Kermit flail!

(Sorry. It never gets old, this book release thing.)

To celebrate, Hachette Australia, Dymocks and I are holding a little party to launch it into the world. We’re also giving one lucky RSVPer a prize. I’m not saying what it is, only that it’s awesome and I’d love to win it myself!

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When: 6pm, 22nd May
Where: Dymocks 234 Collins St Melbs

Guest Post at Fantasy Cafe

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A few days ago Fantasy Cafe published a guest post I wrote for them called “Doing What Comes Naturally: Aussie Women Writers of Fantasy” for their Women in SF&F Month. They are also giving away a copy of Thief’s Magic to one lucky visitor.

There are also many interesting post in this year’s Women Writers of Fantasy. In particular, I liked those by Barbara Friend Ish and Ginn Hale. So if you haven’t already been following, have a browse through the many great blog posts.

And while you’re there, help them compile the Big Giant List of Fantasy & Science Fiction Books By Women:

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Bookplate Offer

Do you run or work in a bookstore? Would your store like signed bookplates to give away at the release of Thief’s Magic? I’m putting together a limited number of bookplate packs, 24 in each, signed by me. They feature this lovely artwork by Laurence Peguy, a french illustrator, which suits all of the series of books I’ve written.

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It’s first in first served, so email me at ‘bookplates at (my name) dot com’ with your address and website (so I can confirm you really are a bookstore). According to Australia Post they should take 3-10 days to arrive, and I’m planning to post them early next week.

Supanova VIP Party Pics

Once again, I took along a polaroid camera to the VIP nights:

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Winner of the Thief’s Magic Proof Copies

Unlike last year, nobody came to Supanova dressed as a character from my books – at least none that came up to me at the author stand for a photo – so I’ve decided to give both of the proof copies to entrants who sent photos via email. I numbered the entries chronologically, then went to a random number generator site to find the winners.

The first winner was no 11…

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Which was Caitlin, who sent this fabulous pic:

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The second winner was no 6…

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Which was Marion, who took this beautiful photo:

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Congratulations to both of the winners, and thanks to everyone who dressed up and sent me photos. The entries ranged from quirky and clever to atmospheric and detailed. All were awesome! And it was such a treat to see other people’s interpretations of characters I created.

Supanova Melbourne

Supanova in Melbourne was fabulous. I met many adorable fans and had a wonderful time with my fellow authors, guests and the Supanova staff and volunteers, despite having almost no voice at times thanks to picking up a cold the weekend before.

It was also very busy, so I didn’t manage to take as many photos. But I did get some good ‘uns…

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With Lucy Lawless as one of the guests, both Supanovas had a few well exectued Xenas.

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Ferocious!

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A very tolerant Cyberman who was commandeered for several photos next to the author table.

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Cats!

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And Michael Pryor, author extraordinaire, who would occasionally bring out his flaming book. I now have prop envy.

I’m getting better at finding time to go shopping. I pick up these wonderful necklaces at the Gold Coast Supanova from Vaudeville Couture:

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And this adorable turtle from Pirate Dragon:

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I grabbed this wallet from one of my favourite designers, Jubly-Umph Originals:

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Fudge!

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And I couldn’t resist this replica cat skull from Night Shade FX:

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Why? Because they’re interesting to draw and paint. And speaking of drawing… I picked up a couple of comics:

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And bought some original art from Nen:

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There was plenty more to be tempted by – in particular I wish I’d had more time to browse the t-shirts at Tiizy and I was very tempted by the cat face bags at Quirky Stylin Alternative Threads.

Next time, maybe.