Monday, May 9, 2011

Book Titles

Over the last twelve months I have been paying a lot of attention to book titles because for the first time in my writing career I finished a tenth draft of a work of fiction without knowing what I would call it. Usually I have a title before I write a single word so it was somewhat disconcerting to work on a nameless novel. Luckily, a writer who, like me, is completing a PhD in Creative Writing at the IILM, Victoria University of Wellington, made a great suggestion after reading my manuscript. My Penguin publisher tweaked the title slightly then registered Lives We Leave Behind on the Penguin (NZ) database. I love the title. It fits the story perfectly. I am now happily working on the eleventh draft. My novel will be published in 2012.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Ribbons of Grace now available in eBook format

Ribbons of Grace, published by Penguin NZ in 2007, is now available in eBook format globally through Kobo and affiliated international retailers. Readers now have a choice of purchasing a 2nd edition 2008 paperback copy from New Zealand and Australian bookshops or purchasing Ribbons of Grace through the Kobo website and those websites of affiliated retailers for direct download to Kobo and Sony eBook readers, as well as via apps for iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone and other smart phones. Thanks Penguin staff for including my novel in your eBook list.