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Steph Bowe · 1M ago

Guest Post: The YA Character Trope is becoming extinct

I first met Tamasine Loves at a writing event I presented at in Melbourne several years back, so it's awesome to be be hosting a guest post from her today as part of the blog tour for her debut YA novel, Remhurst Manor. She's an Australian author who...
Steph Bowe · 2M ago

NIGHT SWIMMING publication day!

I'm incredibly thrilled that my third YA novel, NIGHT SWIMMING, is published in Australia and New Zealand today! It's a novel I'm really proud of, and that I really enjoyed writing - and I hope you enjoy it, too.If you're in Brisbane on April 4 (tomo...
Steph Bowe · 2M ago

Melbourne Book Launch for NIGHT SWIMMING!

Hey, Melbournites!I'll be having a Melbourne launch for my new novel, NIGHT SWIMMING, on Thursday April 20 at 6.30pm!It's on at Readings Kids (315 Lygon St, Carlton) and I'll be in conversation with the amazingly talented Lili Wilkinson!It's free, an...
Steph Bowe · 3M ago

Brisbane Book Launch for NIGHT SWIMMING!!!

Brisbane and Gold Coast friends!I am having a book launch for NIGHT SWIMMING (my first ever book launch!) in Brisbane on Tuesday April 4.It's at Where The Wild Things Are (191 Boundary St, W...
Steph Bowe · 4M ago

The cover of NIGHT SWIMMING!

Happy Valentine's Day!I am super excited (and nervous!) that NIGHT SWIMMING is only six weeks away from being published! Here is the immensely gorgeous cover. I can't wait to see it in the real world!Here are some of the really lovely things some wri...
Steph Bowe · 6M ago

Hexenhaus by Nikki McWatters

A powerful novel about three young women caught in the hysteria of their own times.In 1628, Veronica and her brother flee for their lives into the German woods after their father is burned at the stake.At the dawn of the eighteenth century, Scottish ...
Steph Bowe · 7M ago

My new YA novel: NIGHT SWIMMING!

I am so excited to tell you that my new YA novel, NIGHT SWIMMING, is being published by Text Publishing on April 3 2017!I loved writing this novel, and I love so many of the characters in th...
Steph Bowe · 7M ago

Everything Is Changed by Nova Weetman

If only we could all go back to the way it was before…Jake and Alex. Best mates. One terrible mistake. Two lives that will never be the same.Told in reverse, this powerful and gritty novel moves through the wreckage of a broken friendship, back to th...
Steph Bowe · 8M ago

Words In Deep Blue blog tour: Interview with Cath Crowley

I had the immense pleasure of interviewing Cath Crowley as part of her blog tour for her new novel, Words In Deep Blue. It's a beautiful, heart-rending novel, and the blurb summarises it better than I possibly could:Second-hand bookshops are full of ...
Steph Bowe · 11M ago

Clancy of the Undertow by Christopher Currie

In a dead-end town like Barwen a girl has only got to be a little different to feel like a freak. And Clancy, a typical sixteen-year-old misfit with a moderately dysfunctional family, a genuine interest in Nature Club and a major crush on the local h...