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There’s now a way to get your ePubs signed … with video!

Posted by on Jan 6, 2013 in Personal | Comments Off on There’s now a way to get your ePubs signed … with video!

Gambatte Corporation has released an app for the iPad called iSigned. The app lets you get either a plain signature, a signed picture, or even a personal video from your favourite author and insert it right into an ePub version of their book. calls it an eBook lifesaver.

In a changing world where some people are wondering what will become of book signings in an digital world, there is now a solution that makes signing even better.

You can find iSigned in the Apple App Store.





iSigned - Gambatte

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Stephen Fry Kinetic Typography – Language

Posted by on Nov 8, 2012 in Personal | Comments Off on Stephen Fry Kinetic Typography – Language

Although this is about language in general, take heed Young Adult Writers. You must enjoy writing. You must love the sound of your words. You shouldn’t “try” to sound verbose or poetic. The words should just flow.

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Arthur and the Washing Machine that Ate Him is out!

Posted by on Sep 5, 2011 in Personal, Review | 1 comment

This book should cost way more than $0.99! It’s a middle grade novel from one of our authors, Ryan Greenspan, that I found laugh out loud funny.

Here’s a review from Amazon:

The title caught my eye while browsing and after reading that hilarious description, I couldn’t pass it up. I had been looking for a fun, kooky story to read to my 5-year-old son, and for a 99-cent e-book, this was beyond my expectations. He loved every second of it! First of all, it’s a great adventure. Nothing quite like I’ve ever read before. Arthur, the boy in the book, actually has to travel through the bowels of a washing machine where he runs into things like pirates made of Kleenex and a witch made of hair! I’m laughing right now just writing that. Only an imaginative mind could come up with stuff like that. The books also flows really well and has hilarious characters that my son just loved. I got a kick out of it just as much as he did!


Do yourself a favour and check it out!

Also Available through Smashwords. My only question is, “When is it coming to iBooks so i can get it for my iPad?”

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Free copies of Carrier of the Mark!

Posted by on Sep 2, 2011 in Personal | Comments Off on Free copies of Carrier of the Mark!

There are 10 copies of Carrier Of The Mark up for grabs on Goodreads! Go enter for your chance to win.

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Tegan Introduces Herself

Posted by on Aug 17, 2011 in Personal | Comments Off on Tegan Introduces Herself


I’m Tegan :)

I am Australian. See epic poem stanza I did not write below.

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of drought and flooding rains,
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel sea,
Her beauty and her terror –
The wide brown land for me.



I’m fifteen, in high school, and am starting to classify myself as a writer foremost, and a human second.

When I am older (but not too old, thanks) I’d like to be an English teacher or a literary agent, and an author in the little spare time I will have. I always look for a deeper meaning or more complicated answer when there is none, which causes me great anxiety in maths and science tests. I love Romeo and Juliet but think Shakespeare would’ve been slammed by us writing wannabes for unrealistic characters and undeveloped romance.

I’m a pantser who’s starting to see the light the plotters bask in and has the attention span the size of an atom. I’m in the ACE class at school, and have been in accelerated classes since I was ten. In Grade One I did Grade Three work and ended up skipping Grade Two all together. I hate it when people act like I’m an idiot, an immature teenage girl who loves Justin Bieber. No, no, andno.

John Marsden, Jackie French and Kirsty Murray are all geniuses of the first degree. I know all the lyrics to Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice and Nosebleed Section by the Hilltop Hoods. I play violin and clarinet and have known how to read music since I was eight. There is no music I can’t appreciate.I’ve been learning Italian for the past six or so years and have done two years of Japanese and one year of French.

I find American accents the most amusing things in the world. I had a two-year long obsession with Canada when I was thirteen and spent lunchtime running around the oval singing their national anthem.

I’ve travelled everyone in Australia except the ACT and Tasmania. But that’s okay, because it’s the ACT and Tasmania. I’ve lived in Darwin (NT), Bendigo (VIC), Mount Isa (QLD), Perth (WA) and Melbourne (VIC). I’m in my eighth house now. I’ve been in Melbourne, in the same house, for the past four years and am getting antsy because of the lack of scenery change.

Writing wise, I cannot write general fiction. My first two projects were, and one of them had a shark attack and the second an eleven month “coma”. It’s PVS, really. It was quickly obvious I couldn’t write about someone having a normal-ish life. Or a book that’s all romance. Point? Fantasy and dystopia are my things now. It’s been decided.I’ll read anything and everything. Except if it’s crap. Then I’ll burn it >:)

Anyway, I hope this post about me–selfish, post-hogging me–has made me sound a lot more interesting than I am.


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Cool Quote

Posted by on Aug 16, 2011 in Personal | Comments Off on Cool Quote

I saw this and just had to share because I can definitely relate.

“I write because, if I don’t, my characters will murder me in my sleep.” Astrid Cruz

Who else feels this way?

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