Biblio Art Prize – ‘Who Ya Gonna Call?…’ by Ross Halfacree

'Who Ya Gonna Call?...' by Ross Halfacree

How cool is this! Ross Halfacree’s submission for the Biblio Art Prize

Artwork Title: ‘Who Ya Gonna Call?…’

Artist: Ross Halfacree

Artist statement: “When your local town hall is blown up, “who ya gonna call…?” Who else but the Nancys! The book has so many fertile opportunities to create artistic responses. I decided I would simply celebrate Uncle pike and Devon’s roller coaster relationship and use the slabs of stars to represent the sparkle of the characters, the cleverly weaved joy and “shindiggery”, and the special effervescence of Tippy as her experiences assigned new knowledge and strengths. My mix, distribution and application of colours represent the overall delight, humour and uplift Nancy Business awarded me.”


Biblio Art Prize – ‘Pike & Tippy’ by Abbi Gilbert

'Pike & Tippy' by Abbi Gilbert

This is incredible!

Artwork title: Pike & Tippy

Artist: Abbi Gilbert

Artist statement: “Uncle Pike is big. He’s physically big, he has a big personality, and he also has a big heart. I was struck by the contrast of the big man and the small girl – his niece Tippy – sharing a moment when they allow a wave of grief to wash over them. They grieve for themselves and for each other, for the tragedy of recent events and those from the deep past. There is so much emotion and beauty in this moment. There is honesty, rawness and vulnerability which is held in contrast with strength of character and the unshakable bond that holds these two together.”


Thank you Dani! – Words and Nerds Podcast

It arrived Dani, thank you! 🤩🙏🏻🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🌈@daniveebooks_wordsa🌈 #wordsandnerdspodcast rocks 🎧🎙#podcast #authorinterview #writingpodcasts #bookpodcast #comfytshirt #author #gayauthor #pride #lgbtiq🌈 plus #danivee rocks🤩


Mary’s favourite books – Brunswick Bound

Thank you Mary! 😍🤩🙏🏻💖🧡 REPOST • @bbound One of the most difficult questions you can ask a bookseller is: what was the best book you read this year? But we’ve asked them anyway.

Mary’s favourite reads this year were:
Nancy Business by RWR McDonald
Bodies of Light by Jennifer Down
The Silence of Scheherazade by Deene Suman
Snow Country by Sebastian Faulks
The Cold Millions by Jess Walter


Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2022

Congratulations to the shortlisted & highly commended #VPLA2022 Unpublished Manuscript Award – It was an absolute privilege to read your work as a judge, along with Tresa LeClerc & our convenor Ronnie Scott. All the very best for February! 🤩🤩🤩The highly commended works: Orangutan Ballet by C.J. Garrow; The Echoes of George Street by Elliot J Han; Strange Intersections by Sonja Plitt.⁠ 🤩🤩🤩 Congratulations again. REPOST• @wheelercentre Congratulations to the authors shortlisted for the 2022 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards! Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2022 — The Wheeler Centre


Berkelouw Books Signing

Thank you @berkelouwbooks for having me in to sign ✍🏻😍🙏🏻💖🧡 You also have the best mood lighting!