Penguin acquires exciting new rural romance author Sasha Wasley

sasha-crop-image-2We are delighted to announce the explosion onto the Australian publishing scene of a fresh, new voice, with the acquisition by Penguin Australia of Sasha Wasley’s Australian rural romance, the Daughters of the Outback series.  Dear Banjo will be published in 2017, and introduces Willow ‘Banjo’ Patterson and her sisters, as they live in and around their father’s cattle station in Western Australia.

Sasha is an exciting new talent from Swan Valley wine region of WA. She has published some new adult and YA novels as S.D Wasley, and Dear Banjo is her first commercial adult fiction.

We at AAPS were lucky enough to sign Sasha up to the agency a few months ago, and have been sitting on this news with glee as the fine print was finalised.  We are delighted to be able to officially welcome Sasha to AAPS and congratulate her on this brilliant step in her writing career!

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AAPS Welcomes Amanda Bridgeman!

amanda-bridgeman-author-picAnd the announcements keep coming here at AAPS land – we are so delighted to officially welcome the talented Amanda Bridgeman to the Agency!  Amanda is the incredible author of the science fiction Aurora series.

Born and raised in the seaside/country town of Geraldton, Western Australia, Amanda hails from fishing and farming stock. The youngest of four children, her three brothers raised her on a diet of Rocky, Rambo, Muhammad Ali and AC/DC. Naturally, she grew up somewhat of a tomboy, preferring to watch action/sci-fi films over the standard rom-com and liking her music rock hard. But that said, she can still swoon with the best of them. Continue reading

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Valentine cover reveal!

At long last, we’re able to show you the cover for the forthcoming (amazing!) YA supernatural novel by Jodi McAlister. Valentine will be published February 2017!

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Penguin are aiming to publish on Valentine’s Day (because, it’s in the name), but this is *not* a book for those seeking a happy hearts and roses tale… unless you like your hearts bloody and roses with thorns.  Available for pre-order from all great bookstores, including here.

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AAPS welcomes Marlee Jane Ward

marleejaneward-hsWe are beyond delighted to welcome award winning author Marlee Jane Ward to the team of authors represented by Alex Adsett Publishing Services.  As a huge fan of Welcome To Orphancorp, Alex is excited to work with Marlee on her new work, and beyond!

Marlee Jane Ward is a writer, reader and weirdo from Melbourne, Australia. She’s a Clarion West Writers Workshop alum, took second place in the Katherine Susannah Prichard Speculative Fiction awards for 2014 and her debut novella was one of three winners of Seizure’s annual Viva La Novella prize.  Welcome To Orphancorp went on to win the 2016 Victoria Premier’s Literary Award for Young Adults, and was shortlisted for Aurealis Awards 2015, Norma K Hemming Award 2015, and NSW Premier’s Awards.

 

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The Hot Guy acquired by Echo Publishing

Ang Anthony Alex MelThis is a big week at AAPS, and we’re thrilled to also be able to announce that The Hot Guy has been acquired by Echo Publishing. The Hot Guy is a fun romantic comedy co-written by popular journalist, author and cultural critic Mel Campbell and Junkee journalist Anthony Morris. Echo Publishing will publish in June 2017.

Mel and Anthony have had a whirlwind romance with AAPS, so we’re not only announcing their debut novel as a co-writing team, but welcoming them to the agency!

The Hot Guy is about recently dumped publicist Clare, who is encouraged by her friends into a one night stand with “hot guy” Adam to boost her self-esteem. Problem is, budding film director Adam is a genuinely lovely guy and sparks fly. As their relationship takes off, their friends and rivals try to break them apart, because surely no real relationship can exist with a guy as hot as Adam.

 

 

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