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‘Ice-pick-sharp, packed with intrigue, action and spine-chilling suspense. Devour will keep you gripped from the very first page’ Kathryn Fox

Upcoming Events

Evening thriller writing course with Sydney Writers Centre starts 16th August

July 18, 2012

In this 5 week, evening course, you will discover how to take your story idea and craft it into an engaging edge-of your-seat novel with characters that people will care about, and action scenes that don’t just dazzle, they make sense.

You’ll learn the important elements that make up a gripping thriller and will attract publishers:

  • the eight “must haves” of a good thriller
  • how to find the story you want to tell
  • story structure, and how to incorporate key turning points
  • character creation – attributes, motivations
  • how to craft the all important opening lines
  • the dos and don’ts of action scenes
  • building pace and suspense
  • what literary agents/publishers look for in a thriller
  • how to craft a satisfying climax

To find out more, or to book, please go to the Sydney Writers’ Centre website, or follow this link:

http://www.sydneywriterscentre.com.au/thrillerwriting.htm

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Balmain Library and Brays books, Sydney: talking thrillers

July 17, 2012

I will be sharing my experiences in Antarctica and talking about how I translated those experiences into my Antarctic thriller, Thirst. This is a very interactive session so please don’t be afraid to ask questions. This is a free event and held at the Balmain Library Meeting Room. Wine and nibbles are provided.

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Ballarat Library, VIC

July 13, 2012

Two Australian thriller authors will talk about why and how they write thrillers. Thrillers tend to be high stakes and action-packed but it is the characters that keep the readers turning the pages. Join these authors for a night of murder and mayhem.

Join LA Larkin and Lindy Cameron at Ballarat Library on 8th August at 5:30pm.

BALLARAT LIBRARY

178 DOVETON STREET NORTH

BALLARAT

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL PH: 53386850

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Readings, Hawthorn, VIC

Icebergs and bullets!

Sisters in Crime @ Readings Hawthorn6 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 coconvenor, 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 events@readings.com.au

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