Latest News and a Giveaway!

With only four weeks to go until the launch of AURORA:DARWIN, there’s so many exciting things going on, I’m not sure where to begin! But it makes sense to start with some exciting news that I’ve been wanting to share for some time. I’ve been invited to sit on a couple of panels at Conflux 9, the 52nd Australian National Science Fiction Convention (Natcon) in Canberra at the end of the month. This will be my first Conflux event, so I’m very excited to be taking part. The two panels I’ll be appearing on are:

1) Instant Gratification with Digital Books, and

2) Newly Published Writers Showcase.

Cover_hi resI’m particularly excited about the second panel, of course, as I will get to talk about AURORA:DARWIN! This panel also includes fellow Momentum author Graham Storrs, who has a sci-fi called ‘TimeSplash‘ coming out in June. Also appearing on the panel will be author Ingrid Jonach, and our international host Marc Gascoigne from Angry Robot Books in the UK. This will be my first experience being on panels, so I’m both nervous and excited. Can’t wait! 🙂

In other news, I’ve also been working with a graphic designer to create a few peripheral pieces of the AURORA:DARWIN world, that I hope to share with you in the coming weeks! Soon, my precious, soon……So watch this space!

That’s all I’m going to share today. I want to keep this short and sweet as I will be posting a slightly longer blog about the writing journey in a couple of days. But to finish with a bang, and to celebrate the 4 week countdown to launch day, I’m hosting a giveaway! To win a copy of AURORA:DARWIN on ebook, simply head to my Facebook Page and answer a simple question. Winners will be announced on Friday.

Till next time,


About Amanda Bridgeman

Amanda Bridgeman is a Tin Duck Award winner and an Aurealis and Ditmar Awards finalist. She studied film & television/creative writing at Murdoch University (BA Communication Studies) and has been published by Angry Robot and Pan Macmillan (Momentum Books).

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