September 2017 releases


  • Blue, Cheyenne. Party Wall (Ylva Publishing) – General fiction/Contemporary/Diversity, set on Queensland Central Coast. Cheyenne Blue’s three previous novels in her “Girl Meets Girl” series are also published by Ylva Publishing. Cheyenne Blue’s fiction has been included in over ninety erotic anthologies since 2000, including Best Lesbian Erotica; Best Women’s Erotica; All You Can Eat: A Buffet of Lesbian Romance & Erotica; Sweat; Bossy; and Wild Girls, Wild Nights. She is the editor of Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire, a 2015 finalist for both the Lambda Literary Award and Golden Crown Literary Award, and of First: Sensual Lesbian Stories of New Beginnings. Her collected lesbian short fiction is published as Blue Woman Stories, volumes 1-3, with more to come.
  • Cole, Catherine. Seabirds Crying in the Harbour Dark (UWA Publishing) General fiction/literary – Seabirds Crying in the Harbour Dark is about seeking refuge, about how we define home and what makes us feel safe.
  • Foster, Elizabeth. Esme’s Wish  (Odyssey Books)
  • Gentill, Sulari. A Dangerous Language (Pantera) – Next instalment of Rowland Sinclair series
  • Hall, Faye. Heart of Stone (Beachwalk Press) Historical fiction – Set in Queensland 1870s
  • Kelly, Kim. Lady Bird and The Fox (The Author People)
  • Patricia LeslieCrossing the Line (Odyssey Books
  • Murphy, Lois. Soon – winner of the University of Tasmania prize for “best new unpublished literary work by an emerging Tasmanian writer” (Transit Lounge) – ‘literary thriller’, debut fiction
  • Murray, Ruby J. The Biographer’s Lover (Black Inc)
  • O’Connor, Mary-Anne. War Flower (Harper Collins) Historical Fiction set in Australia and Vietnam in the 60s and early 70s. Author of two best selling novels: Gallipoli Street and Worth Fighting For
  • Parritt, Sue. Chrysalis (Morning Star Publishing) Literary fiction set in England and Australia over a period of 1966 to 2015
  • Scheuerer, Helen. Heart of Mist (Talem Press) General fiction – commercial, Young adult; Shortlisted for Express Media’s Outstanding Achievement by a Young Person in the Literary Arts.
  • Shapter, ZenaTowards White (IFWG Publishing) Speculative fiction set in Iceland, Cayman Islands and Australia in the future. Zena is the winner of twelve national writing competitions, including a Ditmar Award and the Australian Horror Writers’ Association Award for Short Fiction. Her work has appeared in ‘Midnight Echo’ (including its ‘best of’ anthology), ‘Award-Winning Australian Writing’ (twice), ‘Antipodean SF’ and Hugo-nominated ‘Sci Phi Journal’. Reviewer for Tangent Online, Lillian Csernica, has referred to her as a writer who “deserves your attention”.
  • Sorensen, Tracy. The Lucky Galah (Picador), ‘described as “Madame Bovary with red dust and tropical cyclone Steve”‘ – debut fiction
  • Tait, A.L. Book Of Secrets (An Ateban Cipher Novel) (Hachette Australia) General fiction – commercial, Children or younger readers, A.L. Tait is the author of the bestselling middle-grade adventure series The Mapmaker Chronicles, which has been shortlisted for various awards, including the 2015 Readings Children’s Prize and the 2015 Aurealis Prize, as well as being longlisted for the 2015 CBCA Book Of The Year (Younger Readers). The Ateban Cipher is the author’s second series for children.
  • Taylor, Virginia. Perfect Scents (Kensington Books) Contemporary General fiction set in South Australia
  • Viskic, Emma. And Fire Came Down (Bonnier)
  • Wild, Ailsa. Squishy Taylor in the Mud (Hardie Grant Egmont) Children’s Crime