(Imported from Blogger: formatting glitches need to be fixed, August 2012)

February sees the launch of new books by a number of outstanding Australian women who have offered their support to the AWW2012 challenge, including prize-winning author Margo Lanagan, Fantasy writer Tansy Rayner Roberts and crime author Katherine Howell.

Katherine Howell’s new crime thriller, Silent Fear, is released this Wednesday, February 1. For a sneak peek, Katherine suggests going over to Varuna’s website to hear her read an extract. Katherine will be AWW’s first guest author to review for this blog, writing on Kate Grenville’s 1994 novel Dark Places.

This Thursday, February 2, authors Margo Lanagan and Tansy Rayner Robers will jointly launch their novels at The Hobart Bookshop. (Details on Tansy’s website here.) Margo’s new release is Sea Hearts; Tansy’s is Reign of Beasts the final book in The Creature Court trilogy.

Both Margo and Tansy have also agreed to be guest author reviewers for this blog. Tansy has yet to decide which book to review and Margo will discuss Kate Forsyth’s forthcoming release, Bitter Greens. (Both Margo and Kate are best known for writing Young Adult Fantasy novels, however Kate’s new book is written for adults.)

Have you read these authors’ other works? Have you written a review?