Tuesday, August 14, 2007

One Shot World Tour Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the first stop in the new One Shot World Tours, brainchild of Colleen Mondor of Chasing Ray.

The first stop is Australia (an a bit of New Zealand) with authors who are "best read with Vegemite!".

Here's the list with links to all the sites:

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast interviews Margo Lanagan

Kelly Fineman is all about Melina Marchetta

Big A, little A writes about Anna Feinberg and her "Tashi" series

Jenn at Not Your Mother's Bookclub interviews Simmone Howell

Chicken Spaghetti reviews Kathy Hoopmann's award winning All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome
Gwenda at Shaken and Stirred is all about How Sassy Changed My Life, The Red Shoes by Ursula Dubosarsky and a wee bit more with Margo Lanagan

Jen Robinson discusses John Marsden's "Tomorrow" series

Finding Wonderland has a look at Undine by Penni Russon and a look at some of Jaclyn Moriarty's titles

Little Willow discusses Finding Grace by Alyssa Brugman

Here at A Chair, a Fireplace & a Tea Cozy it is all about Catherine Jinks and her four Pagan books

Jackie at Interactive Reader posts about Randa Abdel-Fattah's Does My Head Look Big in This? and John Flanagan's The Icebound Land

Trisha at The Ya Ya Yas interviews Queenie Chan

Fuse Number 8 talks more about John Marsden and also highlights a new Hot Man of Literature, Andy Griffiths

Collen at Chasing Ray is writing about Nick Earls

Jenny Davidson interviews mystery author Peter Temple

And Mother Reader who will be posting on Am I Right or Am I Right? by Barry Jonsberg.

So, why Catherine Jinks? As different authors were being bandied about, I began to think about "what is an Australian author." And one thought led to the other, and I decided I wanted to focus on an author whose books weren't set in Australia. And, to be honest, I wanted to do an author I had already read (my To Be Read and To Be Reviewed piles are scary things.)

So, Catherine Jinks and her books about Pagan Kidrouk; an Australian whose books are are set in the 12th century, in Jerusalem (and, later, Europe.) Whose books are historical fiction and accurate and funny as hell. But... you'll have to tune in tomorrow for the reviews!

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