January 26th, 2009


Aurealis Awards

Just home and very very tired and still very very excited.

Trent Jamieson won Best Young Adult short story for his story "Cracks" in Shiny Issue 2. It was such an awesome moment to be sitting with Ben and Tansy and cheer him on as he accepted it - we all love that story so very much! Congratulations Trent!

From the judges report:

Cracks by Trent Jamieson WINNER
This piece was beautifully fluid, with a lyrical narrative and an imaginative use of prose.
Characters are believable, world-building is superb. Ending is well paced.

Happy Hottest 100 Day!!!

Woot! My plan for today was always about lounging around and listening to the Hottest 100 after the full on Aurealis weekend!

Firstly, I AM the demographic since pretty much my 10 votes are all now starting to be played in the Top 10! I love the Hottest 100. I always think the JJJ audience has such awesome taste with the best music played all day.

Secondly, it turns out that I scheduled this day well since I am actually in bed finally admitting I have another Crohn's flare up which actually means the one from over Xmas never went away. I can't actually move, sitting up in bed is not pain free and I walk like an old woman whenever I have to get up. And I have to be better by tomorrow!!! They'll never believe I am sick! I was in pain all weekend but it was ok - I get easily distracted when fun and engaging people buzz around me. This flare up though is the hardcore Crohn's and has nothing to do with what I eat and drink and is one of the extreme end of symtoms that I don't normally experience. Meaning I don't much know how to help myself. The only thing I'll say is going to the bathroom shouldn't make you cry. Please please please dont let a colonoscopy be in my near future.

Thirdly, despite the above, I have had meetings about books, sorted some deadlines for other books and made major TPP change decisions today. Big day.

More on the weekend and the awards night to come.


Honourable Mention

I'm so proud that 2012 was honourably mentioned in the Judge's Report for the Anthology/Collection category.

17 nominations were considered for this new category that has piqued a lot of interest out our way. There has been much discussion on seeing only 3 books on the shortlist so I am really very proud that 2012 make the HMs. And especially so to see Scary Food also honourably mentioned. I do feel that it was a really strong contest and feel that Canterbury 2100 was overlooked.

A good year though for Twelfth Planet Press.


on blogging

I'm having a think about what I think blogging is and what it means to me and what this blog means to me.

There may be some changes soon in how I do things here. Or not.

What does blogging mean to you?