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Well, I’m very happy to say that The Year of Falling is being made into an e-book, thanks to Rosa Mira Books, fine e-publishers of such titles as Slightly Peculiar Love Stories, which includes my short story, ‘Mill’.

To celebrate this, I shall be partaking in a quiet glass of bubbly at the Library Bar on Courtenay Place next Monday and it would be lovely if you could join me (clink clink!)

Monday 21st September 6pm – 8pm
Library Bar
Upstairs, 53 Courtenay Place, Wellington



Also, I was delighted to have two very nice reviews of TYOF last weekend. Siobhan Harvey, writing in the Dominion Post, said:

“Richly peopled and companioned by an absorbing plot, Janis Freegard’s The Year of Falling is a superb first foray into novel writing.” (full review on Stuff here)

and David Hill, in the NZ Herald said:

“Freegard controls a substantial cast adroitly, and makes you care about each one of them, even loathsome Randall and bubble-brained Bailey.” (full review on NZ Herald site here).


Feeling all fluffed up after that.

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New Zealand e-publisher Rosa Mira Books has just released “Slightly Peculiar Love Stories”, an anthology of 26 love stories.  The writers come from New Zealand, Israel, Hong Kong, Argentina and Athens, the UK and the US and include Tim Jones, Tina Makereti, Maxine Alterio, Claire Beynon, Bryan Walpert, Sue Wootton and Craig Cliff.  My own contribution is my short story “Mill” which won the BNZ Katherine Mansfield Award in 2001.  I’m delighted to be in this beautiful anthology, in such fine company.  Congratulations to editor Penelope Todd, who has done a wonderful job.


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