Clare Havens

'The streets were dark with something more than night…' Raymond Chandler

Date archives November 2012

Writing

Doc Gutson’s Revenge a finalist!

I was thrilled that the second book in my Doc Gutson’s trilogy, Doc Gutson’s Revenge, was a finalist in the Sydney Woollahra Local Writers’ Word Festival this weekend! The first book in the series, The Secret Formula, was a finalist in last year’s competition which makes it doubly great! Judges Giulia Giuffre and Kate Fitzpatrick couldn’t have been nicer and the other shortlisted books were fascinating and the authors charming! A great day in a beautiful setting!

Writing

Book recommendation — Robin Sloan

I recently read the wonderful ‘Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore‘ by Robin Sloan. This is a fantastic book that weaves together the worlds of old books and 21st Century technology. Although it is written for a slightly older audience than my Bella Street books, there are a couple of things both have in common — a love of Dashiell Hammett and computer geeks! (you probably can’t say that about too many other books!) Thanks to The Economist for putting me onto Mr Sloan’s great book!