Meanwhile, back in Australia, my close friend Alison Goodman has had her novel Two Pearls of Wisdom, a.k.a. Eon: Dragoneye Reborn, a.k.a. Eon: Rise of the Dragoneye, shortlisted for the Young Adult Fiction prize in the 2009 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards! The outcome will be known on 1 September.
By the way, I've just fixed the link at the side of this blog to Alison's website; she changed it a while back. Go and have a look at what Al is up to.
Edit: And while I was on the job, I just fixed the sidelink for Damien Broderick's site - so have a look at what my good expatriate pal in Texas is up to lately. I'm looking forward to catching up with Damien soon.