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#LoveOzYA November 2022 title announcement – LIFE IN OUTER SPACE

Happy November, friends! We’re one book away from the end of the bookclub year… Now that the Halloween pumpkins and nutmeg scents are drifting away, can you almost smell the crisp pine of yule logs and brandy-soaked raisins for the Christmas puddings? (Arrggghhh! we all scream in it’s-not-Christmas-yet) But this month we’re doing a flashback …

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#LoveOzYAbookclub October 2022 author Interview – POPPY NWOSU (Hometown Haunts)

An anthology is always a slightly different beast from a full length novel, and we have a great interview this month with Poppy Nwosu, who gives us some insight into the process of putting our October read HOMETOWN HAUNTS together. I’d love to see more horror fiction in Australian YA, so I’m all for it! …

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#LoveOzYAbookclub September 2022 title announcement – CAME BACK TO SHOW YOU I COULD FLY

Happy Spring everyone in the Southern Hemisphere and Fall/Autumn to those in the North! This month we have decided to do another classic Aussie YA, CAME BACK TO SHOW YOU I COULD FLY by Robin Klein. Seymour is bored and lonely, and running from a gang of kids when he opens a back-lane gate. And …

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#LoveOZYAbookclub Aug 2022 author interview: KAY KERR (Social Queue)

Hi and welcome to our Author Interview with Kay Kerr author of this month’s title SOCIAL QUEUE: What gave you the idea to set SOCIAL QUEUE in the first months of university? I was thinking a lot about bullying, particularly during the release of my first novel Please Don’t Hug Me, when I was getting …

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#LoveOzYAbookclub August 2022 title announcement – SOCIAL QUEUE

Hi everyone! We are super excited to announce the #LoveOzYAbookclub book for August 2022 will beSOCIAL QUEUE by Kay Kerr. We all loved Please Don’t Hug Me, Kay Kerr’s first book, so we thought it would be great to feature her second book here on bookclub! I thought I was nobody’s teen crush, but turns …

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#LoveOzYAbookclub July 2022 author interview – Kate Murray (We Who Hunt the Hollow)

It’s lovely to have Kate Murray, author of this month’s title WE WHO HUNT THE HOLLOW, here to visit on the bookclub blog! I hope you enjoy the chance we had to pick Kate’s brain about female superheroes, Umbrella Academy, and why she prefers editing over writing – read on… Hi Kate! Can you tell …

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#LoveOzYAbookclub title announcement July 2022 – WE WHO HUNT THE HOLLOW

It’s halfway through the year already! And here in the chilly depths of Australian winter, it’s good to know there’s a warm fireside tale coming our way this month… WE WHO HUNT THE HOLLOW is the debut YA novel by Kate Murray, a New Zealander transplanted to Melbourne who is a full-time parent and writer. …

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#LoveOzYAbookclub June 2022 title announcement – THE MUSEUM OF BROKEN THINGS

Hi everyone! We are super excited to announce the #LoveOzYAbookclub book for June 2022 will be THE MUSEUM OF BROKEN THINGS by Lauren Draper. I didn’t always live here. Not so long ago I was living in a thriving metropolis with more than one coffee shop on each block and four full bars of reception. …

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#LoveOzYAbookclub – May 2022 author Interview: JODI MCALISTER (Libby Lawrence Is Good At Pretending)

Hey Jodi! Tell us a bit about the backstory for Libby Lawrence, and how the idea came to you This is a book about theatre kids with too many emotions, and I wrote the first draft of it many, many years ago, when I was a theatre kid with too many emotions. In the book, …

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