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WHERE TO BUY MY BOOKS

IN AUSTRALIA...
PRINT VERSIONS

Should be available off the shelf at specialty bookstores --
like Stefan's Books, or White Dwarf in Perth. Galaxy in Sydney.

For other bookstores, you may have to order them in. Just go up to the counter with the name of the book and if you're really on the ball, the Australian ISBN.

THE ISLES OF GLORY TRILOGY
THE AWARE       9780732276508
GILFEATHER     9780732276515
THE TAINTED    9780732276522

THE MIRAGE MAKERS TRILOGY
THE HEART OF THE MIRAGE        9780732281984
THE SHADOW OF TYR                     9780732281991
THE SONG OF THE SHIVER BARRENS  9780732282004

THE WATERGIVERS TRILOGY
THE LAST STORMLORD     9780732289294
STORMLORD RISING          9780732289300
STORMLORD'S EXILE         9780732289317

All the above books are also now print on demand from 
Harper Collins Voyager.
The stand-alone fantasy novel

HAVENSTAR
published by Triconderoga publications and can be bought online as a hardback or paperback -- try indiebooksonline

My last trilogy, THE FORSAKEN LANDS is published in Australia and worldwide by Hachette ORBIT, and if you can't find it on the shelves in your local bookstore, ask them to get it in for you. (The Lascar's Dagger, Dagger's Path and The Fall of the Dagger.)

IN AUSTRALIA...
eBOOKS

Available online with the exception of
HAVENSTAR and THE ISLES OF GLORY trilogy.
This is about to change (in August)
Watch this space.

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OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD....

The Mirage Makers trilogy, the The Stormlord (Watergivers) trilogy and the The Forsaken Lands trilogy are all published by Orbit and can be requested through your local book store if you can't find them on the shelves.

The Isles of Glory trilogy is much harder to find. You could order it through an Australian bookstore.

Havenstar and The Isles of Glory trilogy 
will become available as ebooks again in August. 
Watch this space.


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ONE HAPPY CON-GOER WITH A TINDUCK

PHOTO BY ART DIGGLE

In this case, the Tin Duck is actually a very elegant swan.

And for those who don't know, the Tin Duck is the colloquial name for the Western Australian award given to the Best Long Work (i.e. book) of the year in the field of speculative fiction, in this case that was published in 2016.

My thanks to everyone -- it is truly an honour to receive an award because people cared enough to vote for the book!

The prize-winning book in question?  
THE FALL OF THE DAGGER.

AUREALIS AWARDS SHORT-LISTING!

 
Very, very chuffed to have my latest novel (The Fall of the Dagger) short-listed for the Aurealis Awards  (Best Fantasy Novel).

That means that every time I have had a book eligible, I've had a short-listing... 10 times it must be now? 

I love the way the SF community in Australia does so much for authors, volunteering their time and effort -- and perhaps money in lost earnings -- just to say, "We love that you folk write, and we love what you write, and we'll take the time to show you..."

 Many, many thanks to everyone. 

And yes, like every book of the The Stormlord Trilogy which ultimately won the Sara Douglass Series Award, all three of the FORSAKEN LANDS trilogy have been shortlisted for the Aurealis.

Have YOU read it yet?

Congratulations to all the
short-listed authors. And to readers: choose any of them to entertain you. They are all talented Australians.







MY FACEBOOK ACCOUNT

Please note that I have deleted my two Facebook accounts. One, under the name GLENDA LARKE was my public author account, the other, under my real name was private, open -- I thought -- only to friends invited to 'friend' me.

For a number of years, this worked. 

Then all of a sudden I noticed that the name on my private account had been changed to GLENDA LARKE without my permission. Worse still, they had changed the privacy rating from 'friends only' to public. Also without permission. My private life was now open to all the world. Not that I actually I posted much up there that was private, but still. 

I changed the privacy settings back again, changed the name back... And lo and behold, they reverted to what they thought it should be: Glenda Larke, public. This happened 3 times. I complained. Nobody bothered to answer. I attempted to delete my public page and leave the private one, but no, they have deleted them both.

So I am not longer on Facebook. (At least, I think so -- I can't look in order to check!)

I shall in time put up another author page, but I doubt that I will ever again post anything remotely private. This as far as I am concerned this was a betrayal of trust.
 

THE ISLES OF GLORY E-BOOKS

I regret to say that "The Isles of Glory" trilogy (The Aware, Gilfeather and The Tainted)
 is at the moment not available as eBooks. 

Havenstar is no longer available on Amazon as an eBook, but can be bought through many other eBook outlets.

I am working at the moment to find another eBook publisher for them all, on a more permanent basis.

Why don't I do it myself?
Basically because I am a writer, not a publisher, and I no longer have the inclination or the time to mess around with the production issues, financial issues, etc.

SUPANOVA WEEKEND!!

When it comes to the Supanova Pop Expo and Comicon, I am an unabashed fan.

Sci Fi and Fantasy, costumes, gaming and geeks -- who can resist. And it's great to see the creators, the actors, the filmmakers, the writers, the directors all celebrated by the public.

And I will be there, this weekend, seated behind a table with a lot of other writers... I'll be giving out vouchers for free eBook.

Come chat! Bring your books for signing! Show us your cosplay outfit if you have one!

See you there....

THE FALL OF THE DAGGER IS OUT!!


A review from a book review site:

Taken as a whole, the Forsaken Lands trilogy is very good. Easily the most fun and engaging series I’ve read in a handful of years. Larke delivers the goods on all fronts, and has written a series that deserves a widespread readership. There’s something here for fantasy fans of every ilk, while feeling fresh and new.

Highly recommended.

--From Ryan Frye at Civilian Reader

You can read the whole review at the link above.

This has got to be the best moment of my writing career…

I WON THE SARA DOUGLASS SERIES AWARD
for THE WATERGIVERS aka STORMLORD trilogy

I don't even know where to begin.
  • For a start, Sara was one of my author heroines.
  • Secondly, this is the inaugural award.
  • Thirdly, the award covers series written over a number of years, as long as they were completed between 2011 to 2014 -- so it covers an awful lot of years and an awful lot of books... (Pity the judges!!) You can read more about the award here.  
I am so honoured.
So chuffed. So breathtakingly amazed. Especially considering that the shortlist included Juliet Marillier, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Michael Pryor, Marlina Marchetta and Rowena Cory Daniells.

No, that's not me...but my name is on that trophy!!
Unfortunately, I couldn't be there, owing to the arrival of a brand-new member of the family in New York, but I was prevailed upon to write an acceptance speech just in case, which you will find at the end of this post. It was delivered for me by a fellow writer, Donna Hanson (above), at the Aussi Natcon 2016 in Brisbane. And I believe there were celebrations...see photo left.


There were a lot more things I could have said in the speech -- how much I owe to the then Voyager Australia editor, Stephanie Smith, for example. How much I owe my beta readers for making me a better writer and making those three books better works. How much I appreciate the work put into the awards by the Australian Spec Fic community and the judges.

But here's what I did say:

When I first read Sara Douglass’s Battleaxe back in the 1990s, I was blown away, not just by the story, but also by the idea that an Australian author could publish a fantasy novel worldwide and find acclaim on a world stage.
At the time I was looking for a publisher for my first book — and Sara’s success was an inspiration. And of course, Battleaxe was just the first of long line of Sara’s groundbreaking novels.

I was delighted to hear that a series award was being created in her name, to acknowledge her pre-eminent position in Australian speculative fiction history. The fact that judges had a massive job of reading the number of series up for the award is a tribute to the present health of Speculative Fiction writing in Australia, a wave of creativity of which Sara was the forefront.

To have been short-listed by the judges for the inaugural award was a breath-taking compliment. The other works on that list are so impressive that I certainly don’t believe, as I write these words, that any work of mine could win. I just love the validation of being on the shortlist though, and I thank everyone involved.

Most of all, I wish you were here, Sara, still with us and still writing.

Romantic Times has nice things to say about Book 3

Every author waits with trepidation for the very first review of a book about to be published.  And I am happy to say, that the first for THE FALL OF THE DAGGER is very positive!
THE ROMANTIC TIMES HAS THIS TO SAY: 

Larke seamlessly blends various storylines together to create a satisfying end to The Forsaken Lands trilogy. Her world building shines, as always...

This is a series for any reader who loves lush worlds, complex plots and characters to root for...

YAY!