Instead of making separate posts for each of these quick updates, I decided to start a new feature here called "News in Less Than 132 Minutes." (Maybe a bit cheesy, but I like it. hehe) These news posts will also include some updates from posts posted in the fan page in the past week or so.
- Melina Marchetta won Favorite Aussie Author in the PengTeen Awards. Congrats!
- MM shares how she got her writing process started for the day of November 18. *gasps* This proves that authors are normal people like us!
- The Piper's Son has been nominated in YALSA's Reader's Choice for Realistic Fiction. Congrats again and good luck!
- US paperback for The Piper's Son will have a different cover from the US hardcover. Cannot wait to see it!
- Froi of the Exiles is available on NetGalley for book reviewers. Here's your chance if you can't wait for the North American March release.
- The 'Lumatere Chronicles' will be published in Brazil! Awesome!
- Quintana of Charyn, the third book in the 'Lumatere Chronicles', will be released in Australia on October 2012. Yay! Less than a year away!
- Melina Marchetta might write another middle-grade novel featuring Danny Griggs, including a possible cameo from Jonah Griggs, for next year. Who else is excited!?
- She also shares some differences between the Jellioce novel and film. Love that we'll be able to experience even more Jellicoe, but in a different way!
- And MM is working with a friend on a 10-part TV series about Jessa McKenzie, 4 years after Jellicoe. So cool! Let's hope it works out! *crosses fingers*
That's it for this edition of News in Less Than 132 Minutes. Can't wait to share more exciting news next time. :)