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Hi
My book Searching for Von Honningsbergs was longlisted for a well known award for unpublished writers in Australia in 2007. Thank you to everyone who read and commented on this book in recent months.

At the moment, I only have my other novel Marriage is silver on Authonomy. I would really appreciate feedback on this and where you think it sits on a bookshelf. I had originally thought it could be YA - but I'm not so sure it's appealing as a YA book anymore! Anyway, any thoughts you have would be welcome!

I've been sucked into the deep black hole of blogging at the moment. I blog about trying to get my first novel published, and I ask publishers, editors, agents and other writers for advice along the way. You can check it out at http://outofprintwriting.blogspot.com.au/

You can also follow me on twitter: @outaprintwriter 



favourite books

Catcher in the Rye, A confederacy of dunces, A fraction of the whole, anything by Peter Carey, Once on a winter's night a traveller, Raymond Carver short stories, The Master and the Margarita, Crime and Punishment

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Marriage is silver

R. Wiseman

Sylvie is 16 and thinks she has another two years until she is forced into an arranged marriage. But then her parents surprise her...


Sylvie is 16 years old and thinks that she has at least another two years until she is forced into an arranged marriage, like most girls in Australia. But then her parents surprise her. They tell her that she has to get married in February and the agency will arrange it. Traffic light red scorches Sylvie’s eyes.

On her wedding day, Sylvie meets her new husband, Alistair, and discovers that the colour of marriage is silver. Sylvie has synaesthesia, she sees colours, where other people simply just hear words or feel emotions. Sylvie is shocked by what she finds Alistair doing one night on their honeymoon and decides to keep her distance from him.

Sylvie meets Jarvis, a sculptor, who has been married for two years. She discovers that the colour of love is actually lilac and that her mother doesn't know everything.

Sylvie is trapped in a loveless marriage, with someone who is more interested in the virtual world than the real world. Will she conform to what society expects of her, or will she try to escape? And is Jarvis the answer anyway?

 

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I wrote 643 days ago

Hi Pete for some reason I was having problems adding this to my shelf yesterday - but it seems that it did it itself overnight! (my iPad sometimes has issues with Authonomy!!) I did also want to leave some comments for you! What a wonderful opening with poor (fabulously named) W having to listen to... view book

I wrote 646 days ago

Wow - I feel like I've just been punched in the guts. Your first chapter put me off the Freddo Frog that I was eating and my cup of tea. Your writing is so real, I felt like I was there in the room with Joseph. The horror of her being in labour whilst all this was going on, was almost too much for m... view book

I wrote 650 days ago

In some strange way I enjoyed what I read here. It's true that the order is hard to follow but if the reader goes along with it without trying too hard it is easy to enjoy the pace, sense of setting and your characters. view book

I wrote 650 days ago

In some strange way I enjoyed what I read here. It's true that the order is hard to follow but if the reader goes along with it without trying too hard it is easy to enjoy the pace, sense of setting and your characters. view book

I wrote 691 days ago

Hi Cass You write beautifully. I have just read your about the author page and I can relate to not ever wanting to show your work to anyone. I also suffer from this! It's far easier to have faceless strangers reading your book - that you will never have to meet! I feel like showing my work to someo... view book

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