A Cool Review for Shine in the Guardian

Shine by Candy Gourlay
'A precious and important novel that also explores exile from neighbours, family and country. The book is about reinvention and the faces we present to the world, whether it be in person, on a postcard or on the internet, all wrapped up in an exciting and perfectly paced story with a disturbing and dramatic climax.'
Philip Ardagh, The Guardian
Read the review

Sunday, 1 January 2012

2012, Here We Come!

Here's wishing you all much happiness this coming New Year, whatever 2012 may bring ...

Today I am blogging over on the DFB StoryBlog about the best beloved Christmas stories of my childhood (I just love how my publisher calls itself a 'Story House' and its blog a 'Story Blog') ... This piece is very special to me - please, please come by, have a read and leave a comment!

A Tree for Nick by Mary Lou Brown (1959) - one of my all time favourite Christmas reads!

Also, do come by Notes from the Slushpile where there's a bit of a poetry duel going on amongst my fellow slushies - featuring a behind the scenes transcript of email exchanges while we were working ont our very popular recent Countdown to Christmas series which featured editors and agents galore.

It's gonna be a busy year for me - hopefully with my new book out in late 2012 and lots of authorly events! Wish me luck!

Meanwhile, from me and my family ...

... and an extra Happy New Year!


  1. Happy New Year, Candy! I loved Tall Story and I'm so looking forward to your new book!

  2. Your Story Blog post was gorgeous, thank you! I had tears in my eyes!

  3. happy new year, candy - i love tall story and can't wait for the next one. hannah

  4. I can't believe that it's almost 4 months passed since the New Year of 2012, wow, this is just crazy!


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