Where I’ll be in 2017:
Thursday, January 26: The Power of Legends Writing Workshop, Australia Day event, Yuleba Golf Club.
Saturday, June 3: Dark Dangerous Delicious workshop, North Lakes Library.
Saturday & Sunday, August 12 & 13: Love Gone Wild RWA annual conference, Pullman King George Square Hotel, Brisbane.
October: Kids Crush Day and WriteFest, Crush Festival, Bundaberg.
Sunday, January 10: Ormiston Press authors get-together, Benaraby.
Easter 2016: Contact, 55th Australian National Speculative Fiction Convention, Hotel Jen, Brisbane.
October: Carinbundi Kids Crush Day, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery & Bundaberg WriteFest, Central Queensland University Bundaberg Campus.
Saturday, May 16: Bundaberg WriteFest, Central Queensland University Bundaberg Campus.
Wednesday, May 20: Domestic Violence Forum, Bundaberg RSL, Bundaberg.
Thursday, May 21: Domestic Violence Forum, Maryborough.
Saturday, July 11: Nina D’Aleo In Conversation, Fairymead House Sugar Museum, Bundaberg North. Part of the QWC’s 25th anniversary celebrations.
Saturday, August 1: Young at Heart Writing for YA workshop, North Rockhampton Library.
Saturday, August 1: Author Kaffeeklatsch, Frenchville Sports Club, Rockhampton.
Saturday, September 5: Books from our Backyard Living Library event, Brisbane Writers Festival, State Library of Queensland.
Saturday, October 3: Carinbundi Kids Crush, children’s writing workshops, Central Queensland University, Bundaberg campus.
Saturday, October 17: Acted as MC for the Writers Salon at the ReStamped Post Office Lane event as part of the Bundaberg Crush Festival. Special guest speaker: Samantha Wheeler.
August 30: Book Expo, Sydney.
Wednesday, September 2: QWC Hachette workshop, Queensland Writers Centre, State Library of Queensland.
Saturday, October 11: Carinbundi Children’s Crush Workshops, Central Queensland University, Bundaberg Campus.
October 15: Cloaked in Fur Brothers Grimm night, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery.
Saturday, November 1: Gladstone Meet the Authors event, Gladstone Regional Library.
Friday, November 21: Official launch of My Big Bear Story, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery.
Saturday, December 13: Dymocks book signing – My Big Bear Story.
Wednesday, December 17: Picture Book reading of My Big Bear Story, Bundaberg Regional Library.
Flashback through 2013:
May 18, 2013: WriteFest, Bundaberg.
Thurs, Oct 10: 10am: Dark Creatures Book Signing Event at Dymocks Carindale, Carindale Shopping Centre, Brisbane. I’ll be joining forces with urban fantasy author Dean J Anderson for all Dark Creatures events at Carindale, Chermside and Milton.
Thurs, Oct 10: 2pm: Dark Creatures Book Signing Event at Dymocks Chermside, Chermside Shopping Centre, Brisbane.
Thurs, Oct 10: 6.15pm: Dark Creatures Author Event, Mary Ryan’s Milton, Brisbane, 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. Tickets are $5/person to cover drinks and nibblies (but your children are free). Come along, chat with epic people and get your book personally signed. For bookings, please telephone Mary Ryan’s Milton on 3510 5000.
Sat, Oct 12: GenreCon, Brisbane. The Blood She Betrayed paperback will be officially launched at GenreCon at the State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, at lunchtime. Please email me via cheryse(at)quietdawn(dot)org if you’d like to join me for this special celebration.
Wed, Oct 16: Bundaberg launch of The Blood She Betrayed, Bundaberg Regional Library, 49 Woondooma Street, from 6.15pm until 8pm. Please telephone the Bundaberg Library on 4130 4140 to confirm your spot. This event is free but you will not be allowed in unless you book a ticket.
Sat, Oct 19: Presenting five children’s workshops at the Carinbundi Children’s Crush Day, CQUniversity, Bundaberg.
Sat, Oct 26: Book-signing at Mary Ryan’s Hervey Bay, 10am until noon. Come in, have a coffee and a chat and get your book personally signed. The Blood She Betrayed makes a terrific and personal Christmas present for teenagers and 20-somethings.
Thurs, Nov 7: Noon until 2pm: Author book-signing, Angus & Robertson Post Office Square, CBD, Brisbane.
Fri, Sat & Sun, Nov 8, 9 and 10: SupaNova, RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane.
Wed, Nov 13: 11.30am: Book signing & author chat, Benn’s Bookshop, Bentleigh.
Fri, Nov 15: 9am-5pm: Small Press Network Independent Publishing Conference, Wheeler Centre, Melbourne.
Fri, Nov 15: 6.30pm: Most Underrated Book of the Year Awards, Wheeler Centre, Melbourne.
Sat, Nov 16: 5pm: Melbourne launch of The Blood She Betrayed, Notions Unlimited Bookshop, Chelsea.
Sun, Nov 17: 10.30am: ARRA morning tea, Flinders Street, Melbourne.
Sun, Nov 17: 1-4pm: Clanners writers group meeting, Diamond Creek.
Mon, Nov 18: 4pm: Book signing & author chat, Sun Bookshop Yarraville.
Sat, Nov 23: 10am-noon: Publishing Workshop for Writers (presented by Cheryse Durrant), Highfields Cultural Centre. Tea and coffee provided. Workshop capped at 24.
Sat, Nov 23: 2.30pm: Wine & Cheese launch, Farmers Arms Tavern, Cabarlah.
Sat, Nov 30: 10am – noon: Author Event, Mary Ryan’s Books Music & Coffee, Heritage Arcade, Toowoomba. Tickets: $5/head includes coffee and Devonshire morning tea.
Thurs, Dec 5: 10am-2pm: Book signing & author chat, 2nd Chapter Bookstore, Roma.
Thurs, Dec 5: 3pm-5pm: Author Talk, Roma Library.
Thurs, Dec 5: 7pm-9pm: Roma & District Toastmasters meeting.
Fri, Dec 6: 9am: Author Talk, Wallumbilla State School & Secondary Department.
Fri, Dec 6: 10.30am: Book signing & author chat, Calico Cottage, Wallumbilla.
Sat, Dec 7: 10am: Book signing & author chat, 2nd Chapter Bookstore, Roma.
Mon, Dec 9: Author Talk, Roma Middle School.
Cool Places I’ve Been:
GenreCon, Sydney, 2012: This inaugural event was a blast and worth flying interstate and staying at the Waldorf. Check out my blog here. Below: Fellow authors Dean J Anderson and Sandy Curtis join me for a tour of the State Library of New South Wales, during our visit to Sydney.
Diamonds are Forever, Surfers Paradise, 2012: The RWA annual conference – held at the Gold Coast in 2012. This is where Publisher Lindy Cameron (below) offered me a three-book contract for my Heart Hunters series.
Continuum 8 (NatCon), Melbourne, 2012: Continuum 8, Melbourne – Check out my blog here
WriteFest, Bundaberg, 2012: WriteFest, Bundaberg
WriteFest, Bundaberg, 2011: Why go anywhere when the best regional writers festival in Australia is in our home town of Bundy each year? This year, WriteFest delivered a smorgasbord of speakers and editors, including Beyond the Darkland’s Leah Giarratano, romance author Anne Gracie, Hachette’s Kate Ballard, weapons expert Ray Floro, games writer Leanne C. Taylor, QWC’s Aimee Lindorff and freelance editor Deonie Fiford.
Townie Meeting, Las Vegas, 2011: When at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, don’t do as the Romans do… The Townie Meeting was fascinating… but so was the shopping in LV and our day trip to Los Angeles. I loved visiting this slice of America, but was also happy to be home, brimming with new ideas for The Ghost She Killed and Dental Care for Vampires.
WorldCon, Melbourne, 2010: World Con in September was awesome. I met many fun and incredible people. A great time and I bought so many books that I’m still reading them!