Alexander, Mardie and Laurie Eichler. (Title to be determined.) (Bold Strokes Books) – contemporary general fiction (diversity; lesbian romance), set in NSW. Both authors were finalists in the Golden Crown Literary Society Awards; Laurie won the Rainbow Award. Bold Strokes Books is the largest international publisher of LGBT genre.
Croggon, Alison. New and Selected Poems 1991=2017 (Newport Street Books) Poetry – Alison Croggon is an award-winning novelist, poet, librettist and critic. Her poetry has been widely published in journals in Australia and internationally, and is included in many major Australian anthologies
Gauci, Kathryn. Conspiracy of Lies (Silverwoods) Historical Fiction set in France and England 1939-44 with a period in 2001
Hein, Cathryn. Chrissy and the Burroughs Boy (Self published Cathryn Hein) General fiction – commercial set in South Australia. Chrissy and the Burroughs Boy is the follow-on story to 2017 RWA Romantic Book of the Year finalist Santa and the Saddler
Moriarty, Cass. Parting Words (UQP) – contemporary general fiction (literary), set in Queensland. Cass Moriarty’s debut novel The Promise Seed is currently longlisted for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award, and was shortlisted for the 2016 Queensland Literary Awards People’s Choice Award and the 2013 Queensland Literary Awards Emerging Author / Unpublished Manuscript Award. Parting Words is her second novel.
Fox, Candice.Last Chance written with James Patterson (PRH) – ‘crime and thrills’
Viskic, Emma. And Fire Came Down (Caleb Zelic Book 2) (Bonnier) Crime – The sequel to RESURRECTION BAY, winner of the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction and three Davitt Awards: Best Adult Novel, Best Debut, and Readers’ Choice.