Guest Appearance: Dunedin Public Library “Genre-8: Flights of Fantasy” evening

I’m honoured to be part of this Dunedin Fantasy Author line-up:

Genre 8: Flights of Fantasy

Spend an evening in the company of 8 Dunedin SpecFic Authors. Each writer discusses aspects of their particular sub-genre, and gives a reading from their own work, with a chance for the audience to ask questions.

Followed by spot prize book giveaways!

Whether you’re a reader or a writer of fiction, enjoy the opportunity to immerse yourself in the many facets of speculative writing.

The authors who will be reading from their work are:

Andy Evans
Carolyn McCurdie
Daniel Stride
Deb E Howell
Jayne Castel
Kura Carpenter
RL Stedman
Sean P Martin

Details: Genre 8: Flights of Fantasy

Location: 4th floor in the Dunningham Suite of the Moray Place Dunedin City Library

Date:  11 October 2018 

Time: 5:30pm — 7:00pm.

This is a free event, but to ensure your seat bookings are advised. There is a email address or phone number for booking here.

ebook Pre-orders of “The Kingfisher’s Debt” NOW Available

You can now pre-order “The Kingfisher’s Debt”  from Amazon as an ebook.

You may like to check out Goodreads to learn what my book “The Kingfisher’s Debt” is about, and what the advance reviews are saying.

If you’re already a Goodreads user it would be a great boost for me if you were to add my novel to your “Want to read” list.

Here’s what some advance reviews are saying:

“I’m thoroughly enjoying this book. If you like your humour as dry as your gin, you’ll love this. Cracking dialogue, and a story that keeps its secrets when it should.”

“A great example of a genre that blends crime drama with fantasy in a modern setting.”

“I love the character Police Chief Jackson, who reminds me of Pratchett’s Vimes (although in a very kiwi way). His humour is dry and his attitude no-nonsense.”

“I was quite quickly addicted once I got into this absolute page turner.”

“The family politics and drama of Outrageous Fortunes with the supernatural intrigue of the Dresden Files.”

“The supernatural aspect is unique and well developed, filled with interesting lore of witches, elementals – and the not-so-fair fair folk. The pacing is excellent, with a pleasing array of twists and turns, a hearty dash of humour.”

“With clever re-imagining of witches as gang members, magic as the drug for sale, and poetic touches of what lives look like on the line between good and evil, Kura brings us a touch of ‘if only’ in Aotearoa.”

“The writing was crisp, clear, and had a cracking pace.”

“The protagonist was unusual and I had to keep reading to find out just what made her tick and just what this magic was all about.”

“The author has a great command of the story, she’s in charge and there is nothing unnecessary here.”

Prose Writing Tips at the Dunedin Writers’ Workshop

I will be giving a brief talk at the Dunedin Writers’ Workshop on the 12th of September covering “Kura’s Quick and Practical Tips for Improving your Prose.”

LOCATION: Dunedin Writers’ Workshop, room 108, first floor of the King Edward Court Building
DATE: WEDNESDAY 12th September
TIME: open from 6pm, readings start at 7pm.

See you there,

Room 108 King Edward Court

Guest Appearance at the SALON

I have been kindly asked to read an excerpt from my novel The Kingfisher’s Debt at the next “Salon” Meeting, which is a monthly event for authors run by the Otago/Southland branch of the NZSA (New Zealand Society of Authors).

I will be appearing alongside of Carolyn McCurdie, Dunedin author of The Unquiet, a YA Sci-fi novel. I’m a big fan of Carolyn, so I’m looking forward to hearing her talk.

LOCATION: The Athenaeum Library, in the Octagon between Thistle and The Craic,
DATE: MONDAY 10th September
TIME: open from 6pm, readings start at 7pm.
Food available at The Craic. Alcohol strictly BYO.

See you there, should be a fun night.

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