Trudi Canavan

bestselling author of The Black Magician Trilogy

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Doctor Who: Salt of the Earth Available Now!

I’m bouncing with excitement, because my Doctor Who novella, Salt of the Earth, is available from today!

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The Third Doctor and Jo Grant arrive for a well-deserved holiday of sun and ‘blokarting’ on a salt lake in Australia in 2028. Weird sculptures adorn the landscape – statues carved from the salt. People have been leaving them in the salt lakes for years – but these look different. Grotesque, distorted figures twisted in pain. They don’t last long in the rain and the wind, but they’re just made of salt… Aren’t they?

Time Trips – groundbreaking Doctor Who adventures by some of the most respected writers in the Universe. Short stories that are bigger on the inside…

You can buy it here or via your usual ebook retailer.

Supanova!

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I love Supanova! I wish I had the time and energy to attend all six each year, and make fans happy in all the lucky cities that host Supanova. Since I can’t, I’ve concocted a plan to visit a different pair each year, cycling through them. Barring illness, natural or man-made disasters, deadlines and overseas tours.

This year I’m going to Supanova on the Gold Coast and in my own city of Melbourne. Which means all the fun is just a few weeks away!

I’ll let you know more details, like where to find me and the panels I’m on, the week before.

Website Plans…

Recently I did a bit of scheduling…

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With a new book and an e-novella coming out in the first half of the year, and three events to attend, there was a fair bit on my to-do list including plenty that needs to happen here.

I haven’t blogged in a while because I needed to concentrate on writing Angel of Storms but I want to return to my weekly posting habit now. To prepare, I have plotted a series of posts to write, timed to coincide with book releases and events.

The website needed updating, too, and thanks to the art of delegation, it’s almost done. There is now a page in the menu for the upcoming Doctor Who: Salt of the Earth e-novella (due out March 6th!), as well as pages for the Millennium’s Rule trilogy books (though the pages for the second and third are just place holders for now).

The Report-a-Typo page has been updated, too, and some corrections made to the site. I’ve made little tweaks like moving the Facebook fan page link up to a more visible position, and updating the Featured Titles widget. And I added a little countdown widget to the sidebar to let you know how many days, hours, minutes and seconds there are to go until Thief’s Magic ‘officially’ goes on sale.

So keep an eye on the site – there are exciting things to come!

Heat

After a late beginning, this year’s summer in Melbourne has been hot. I’ve been alternating between hibernating under the air-conditioner during heatwaves and obsessively writing during the breaks between. It doesn’t leave much room for anything else.

But with less than a hundred days until Thief’s Magic is released, I’ve been thinking about ways I might celebrate. Among the ideas I’m considering:

* a quote bookmark and badge
* character sketches and maybe a limited edition bookplate
* blog posts about my Millenium’s Rule playlist and some sources of inspiration
* an ARC competition

There will be exciting things happening over on my Facebook Fan Page, too.

What would you like to see me do here, or elsewhere? (A tour outside Australia isn’t planned, I’m afraid.)

And Thief’s Magic isn’t the only book coming out soon. My Doctor Who enovella, Salt of the Earth, will be out in March. Which is… really, really soon!

Immersion

Lately I’ve been lost in the worlds of the Millennium’s Rule trilogy, writing Angel of Storms. Or rather, rewriting, since these first chapters were once part of a novel I wrote way back when I was looking for a publisher for the Black Magician Trilogy. They are just as exciting to write now as the first time, and it’s only RSI and a bad back that’s stopping me writing obsessively until I drop.

Of course, when I’m not writing my time is taken up with the usual distraction of this time of year and some fun research activities. Blogging has rather fallen by the wayside. I’ll be back next year with my usual list of the best books I read in the last year, and maybe a belated Mini Tour post.

Have a happy and safe holiday season, whatever your plans are!