‘Ice-pick-sharp, packed with intrigue, action and spine-chilling suspense. Devour will keep you gripped from the very first page’ Kathryn Fox
Join me at Shearers, reading to children from Wind In The Willows, from 10:45am on Saturday 11th August. I’ll be dressed as the Furry Fairy (yes, it’s cold where I come from!)
July 24, 2012
I am so looking forward to celebrating the launch of my Antarctic thriller, Thirst, at Ariel Bookshop in Paddington on 1st August. I would love you to join me for a glass of wine or beer or three! I will talk about my Antarctic adventures and the story behind the writing of Thirst. To research this novel, I travelled to Antarctica on a former Russian oceanographic research vessel, learned about crevasse rescue and even how to sew up a wound.
I am very proud to say that Thirst has been described as “The best Antarctic thriller since Ice Station.” James Phelan.
Address: Ariel, 42 Oxford Street, Paddington
Date: Wed 1st August
Time: 6-8 pm
Icebergs and bullets!
@ Readings Hawthorn 6 for 6.30pm Thursday 2 August
“The best Antarctic thriller since Ice Station.” James Phelan.
Hear L.A. Larkin talk about her adventures in Antarctica and her latest thriller, Thirst (Murdoch Books/Pier 9, out August), in conversation with Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, Carmel Shute. Set in Antarctica, an Australian team is being hunted down by a mercenary foe. Can maverick glaciologist, Luke Searle, stay alive long enough to prevent a global catastrophe? Time is running out.T minus 5 days, 2 hours and 53 minutes … To research Thirst, L.A. Larkin, went to Antarctica on board a former oceanographic research vessel. She got to know a Melbourne-born expeditioner and Joan Russell, one of the first female leaders of an Australian station. She worked closely with the Australian Antarctic Division and British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, UK, learning about crevasse rescue, polar medicine, polar equipment and survival. She even learned how to sew up a wound!John Birmingham says of Thirst, “Action that hits like an icepick in the back of the head”.
Readinsg Hawthorn, 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn. Free, but please book on 9819 1917 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Two Australian thriller authors will share their writing and plotting techniques & the strange dangers of research at this thriller writing seminar at the Queensland Writers Centre.
L.A. Larkin & Lindy Cameron will host a two hour seminar on the page-turning murder and mayhem that underpins their high-action adventure novels. A not-to-be-missed chance to ask all your burning questions.
Publisher and author, Lindy Cameron, is a writer of both crime fiction and fact. She is author of the action thriller, Redback, featuring the kickarse heroine Bryn Gideon; the mystery adventure Golden Relic; and the Kit O’Malley PI trilogy – Blood Guilt, Bleeding Hearts & Thicker Than Water. She is also co-author of the true crime collections – Killer in the Family & Women Who Kill.
Lindy is a founding member and National Co-Convenor of Sisters in Crime Australia, and the publisher of Clan Destine Press.
When: Sat 18th August, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Where: ROOM 1.B, GROUND FLOOR,
STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND,
CULTURAL CENTRE, STANLEY PLACE,
SOUTH BANK, BRISBANE
COST: $20 / $10 (QWC / SINC MEMBERS)
Bookings are essential PH: 07 3842 9922