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Interview

The very kind Ashley Capes of ‘City of Masks’ fame has interviewed me for his site. News about past and present books. Check it out. Thanks for the chance to chat, Ashley! http://www.cityofmasks.com/blog/mary-victoria-interview  

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Excuses, excuses

It has been a long while since I slunk by here, tail between my legs. My excuse, as always, is that I have been swamped “in real life” by doing, doing, doing. Indeed, like Ged at the end of ‘the … Continue reading

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In the beauty

I don’t know if other authors feel as I do, but one of the most marvellous things that have happened to me as a writer is to be privileged to witness artists creating images inspired by my stories. These glimpses … Continue reading

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Still working

I’m moving. Again. And in the midst of it all, the WIP is still IP. Rewrites abound, but in the meantime I shall leave you with a verse written by a nonexistent young woman in my unfinished novel. You may … Continue reading

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Tymon’s Flight, Samiha’s Song and Oracle’s Fire in iTunes bookstore!

Lookee. A kind friend just pointed this out to me. Apparently you can download ‘Tymon’s Flight’, ‘Samiha’s Song’ and ‘Oracle’s Fire’ in the iTunes bookstore. This is a big deal for me as it makes all three books available worldwide … Continue reading

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Announcing: BookSworn

You turn your back for a moment, and a whole new fantasy and sci-fi website springs up! I am very pleased to announce the arrival of Booksworn, a site featuring the work of some fine emerging authors in SFF: Bradley Beaulieu, Elspeth Cooper, Doug … Continue reading

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Next Big Thing post

I was invited to participate in the Next Big Thing meme by the most excellent Helen Lowe.  I thought, “Fabulous – any excuse to find out what some of my fellow authors are up to!” I’ve asked several ‘River’ anthology writers … Continue reading

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UnConventional and the Sir Julius Vogel awards!

Well, now that I’m home and have emerged from under a pile of unanswered email and unwashed laundry (or is it the reverse?) I can finally give you the promised Con report. This was my first real experience of a … Continue reading

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UnCon: Fabulous

Just a quick, dashing-between-things post to say UnConventional in Auckland has been fabulous. Thank you to the con organisers and to all my wonderful, welcoming fellow writers and fans in the NZ Specfic community… Trudi Canavan, Helen Lowe, Russell Kirkpatrick, … Continue reading

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Sir Julius Vogel awards, Gemmell final vote and gratitude!

I have some lovely news to report: both ‘Samiha’s Song’ and ‘Oracle’s Fire’ have been shortlisted for the Sir Julius Vogel awards here in New Zealand! Colour me chuffed. (Both books! I’m a little flabbergasted.) As if that weren’t enough, … Continue reading

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