Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Of news and reviews

It's been a hectic kind of a week, and I have been terribly quiet on the blogging front. Fortunately other media have been making up for my silence and Bound has been getting plenty of good publicity. So far the reviews have been great, which is a relief, because I really was uncertain of how this book would be received. So after a few good uns I'm finally starting to relax.

Craig Sisterson from the excellent Crime Watch blog wrote a fun article for the Weekend herald which is now up on their website here. He also makes reference to his recent acquisition of the February issue of The Australian Woman's Weekly, which features a two page interview with moi.

There have also been a couple of reviews on national radio.

Graham Beattie reviewed Bound on Critical mass with Jim Mora. The podcast is available here.

Bound was also reviewed by Louise O'Brien, which can be listened to here.

Tomorrow is Write On Radio Show day, and Dunedin writer Tania Roxborogh will be interviewing me, to avoid me having to do a monologue droning on about my own book. The show is at noon. My first guest is Helen Leach, talking about her new book From Kai to Kiwi Kitchen, then Tania will do her thing asking me the questions for a change! The show is live streamed from the Toroa Radio Website.

And what else did I do today?

Was Mum.
Wrote 1000 words on the new novel.
Pre-recorded the Tania interview.
Went to a New Zealand Book Month meeting to organise two schools events.
Made plum jam.
Two loads of washing...then it rained.
Rang my mum.

I'm tired now.

Night, night.


Pen said...

Sounds like you had very busy but productive day.

I had a lazy one curled up with your book. Loved it!

Now I'm impatiently waiting for the next one. ;)

Vanda Symon said...

Ha, I think I would have preferred your day. The weather was most conducive to book reading and tea drinking. Glad you loved the book (-:

TK Roxborogh said...

Great commendation from the Bookman. Loved spending time with you yesterday.

Loved the book.

Kiwicraig said...

what did you think of my d'Artagnan-Sam link I slipped in there at the end?

Vanda Symon said...

Touche, Craig - I thought it was rapier sharp and perceptive!

Vanda Symon said...

Tania, it was fun recording our interview at school! I especially liked the school bell at the end!

Beattie's Book Blog said...

I have no idea where you get all the energy from Vanda! You never cease to amaze me. Perhaps Sam Shephard could make plum jam in a future episode?!