Trudi Canavan

bestselling author of The Black Magician Trilogy

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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.