Yo Daniel -- I won something at Love is Murder, the Lovey Award for best historical novel of 2007 with Shadows in the White City, man! Very excited. Still on Cloud Nine. Hope all is well wid you and yours --
Hi Daniel, yes it's very tough to even get a foot in the door in Oz. They want you to be well-published, before they'll even look at you, that goes for agents too. But once you're in so to speak it gets easier.
I went O/S for my first four books, so now I'm getting bites from Aussie agents and publishers, but still nothing is assured.
From Croatia straight to Australia - give my greetings to your father :) there are a lot of Croats there. I plan to see Australia one day when I have my own income... ;)
Btw, here in Rijeka we have a little legend about how Sidney got it's name and about how Croats actually named it :)
Great work to have a seperate author section. I was reffered by the Mystery Writers of America so I have to believe now that this is separated from readersie socially interested.. you will get tons of members. Happy 2008.. All can visit me on crimespace.. and my space and my bruceforester.com web site to whet your interest in my mysteries. Now on book 3 of a 14 part series.. no I think 15 outlined..
I noticed you wrote 'Finally, another Aussie' on Asra Pajalic's page. I think if you look around, you'll find plenty of us Aussies here, but maybe we're quiet? I've been a member for several months and enjoy the contact with crime (writing) lovers around the world.
Hi Daniel, thought I'd just swing by to say that the site is great. Can't even begin to imagine how many long hours this took to set up! The resource area is 'kin amazing - thanks for putting this out there - just the kickstart I was looking for!
I've noted that 'new friends' are added in nonchronological order, or at least not all with the last moving to top left in the overall matrix layout. How do you assign a position in a group of 1 thru n photos, with n being the last (yours for me) in the set? This probably isn't something the average member notices (or even cares about) but if there is a method to your madness, well... it's like picking into the mind of a nonlinear organizer.
Best to all down under
Where women glow and men chunder
Thanks for all of us. Perhaps there is some way that you could organize a reference system within crimespace, whereby those of us with certain niche expertise could make themselves available to those who need to know in order to help with plotting, and in turn be helped by those others who have niche wisdom we lack. This is just an idea, like the ones I write onto index cards and chuck in the bottom of a large box, sorting through every now and again.