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A nod from Woman & Home

Last year, on the sly, I won third place in Woman & Home’s short story competition with Venus in the Bedroom. And now it’s out there for all to see, in a volume of short stories available with the latest issue of W&H. (The white booklet.) And I’m in good company! Other writers in the collection include Deon Meyer, Margie Orford, Penny Vincenzi and Fiona Snyckers. You’ll see some of the magazines have been bagged with the white booklet, and others with a yellow one. The latter contains stories by writers such as Joanne Harris, but also some top local names. Go take a look, before this month’s issue sells out.


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MML Prize for Youth Literature

Carolyn tweeted from the event on Thursday, but for those who haven’t heard, my latest youth offering, Om op eiers te dans, has just won the Maskew Miller Longman prize for youth literature. Cover image to follow soon!

Well-known writer Riana Scheepers, who selected the finalists, said some lovely things about the manuscript. You can read more at

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An almost-secret event at Greyton Book Club Fest!

Shortly after the programme was designed, Sally (that would be SA Partridge) and I joined the line-up for the Greyton Book Club Festival, which I think is most fitting, since I went to Greyton way back when to hide from the world to finish The Elephant in the Room. It worked! And so I have an extra-special place in my heart for this very lovely town.

In any case, getting to the point, our event (at Pecadillos, Saturday 6 August, 2.30 pm) is called Stolen Moments and Secret Lives .

And it looks like this: Writers Maya Fowler (The Elephant in the Room; As Jy ‘n Ster Sien Verskiet) and S.A. Partridge (The Goblet Club; Fuse; Dark Poppy’s Demise) talk to each other about brittle dreams, flights of imagination, double lives and the dark depths of the teenage soul.

In any case, we’re hoping that said dark depths will be counterbalanced with the lovely venue Peccadilos (recently refurbished, as far as I know) is.

Please join us!

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