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  Isolation Publicity Wrap Up

This year, the world was turned upside down as a pandemic hurtled across borders. Very quickly, Australia shut down, and many events and festivals were cancelled, hitting the arts industry hard. All sectors of the arts were hit, with some finding new and innovative ways to keep going, and others finding ways to reschedule things. But many authors did not have this luxury – and had to cancel, postpone or alter launches, celebrations, and events across the board. Some were able to take events and launches online, others in small windows of opportunity as restrictions eased and those with events in the last few months of the year may not have had to cancel at all.

 

As part of this, I invited several authors and illustrators to participate in a series of interviews on my blog called Isolation Publicity. All were Australian, and all had books being released, or had just released a book – new or anniversary editions amidst a pandemic. It was one small way I could help them get the word out about their books and work as a whole.

 

 

In putting these interviews together, I tailored them to each individual author – not just about their book, but about other experiences, their interests, and little things about them that make them who they are, and that might have found a place in their books. Some are longer interviews, others are shorter. And for some, I also reviewed some of the books – whether I bought them, they were sent to me by the publisher for review, or the author gifted a copy as a thank you. For those books that have reviews, I have put the review under the interview link, so all efforts are collated in a single post – one of my many wrap up posts for 2020.

Of the other books I was sent, I was unable to read one (time constraints). No Small Shame by Christine Bell was the only one I was unable to read and review it, but will endeavour to get to it next year, as I begin to work through my 2021 books and aim to keep on top of reviewing in 2021.

Isolation Publicity with Danielle Binks

 

Book reviewed: The Year the Maps Changed

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Kirsty Manning

 

Book Reviewed: The Lost Jewels

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Suzanne Leal

 

Book Reviewed: The Deceptions

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Jenna Guillaume

 

Book Reviewed: You Were Made for Me

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Tanya Bretherton

 

Book Reviewed: The Killing Streets – Uncovering Australia’s First Serial Murderer

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Hazel Edwards

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Victoria McKinlay

 

Book Reviewed: Ribbit, Rabbit, Robot

 

Isolation Publicity with Middle Grade Mavens (podcast)

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Kerri Turner

Book Reviewed: Daughter of Victory Lights

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Kate Forsyth and Lorena Carrington

 

Book Reviewed: Snow White and Rose Red and Other Tales of Kind Young Women

 

Isolation Publicity with Dr Anna Whateley

 

Book Reviewed: Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal

 

Isolation Publicity with Sonya Bates

 

Book Reviewed: Inheritance of Secrets

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Jennifer MacKenzie

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Alison Booth

 

Book Reviewed: The Philosopher’s Daughters

 

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Madelaine Dickie

 

 

Isolation Publicity with James Foley, author and illustrator

 

Book Reviewed: Toffle Towers: Fully Booked

Toffle Towers: The Great River Race

Toffle Towers: Order in the Court

 

Isolation Publicity with Josephine Moon

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Monique Mulligan

 

Book(s) Reviewed:

 

Alexandra-Rose and Her Icy Cold Toes

Wherever You Go

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Kylie Howarth

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Nat Amoore

 

Book Reviewed: The Power of Positive Pranking

 

Isolation Publicity with Oliver Phommavanh

 

Book Reviewed: Brain Freeze

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Maya Linnell

 

Isolation Publicity with K.M. Kruimink

 

Book Reviewed: A Treacherous Country

 

Isolation Publicity with Dee White

 

Book Reviewed: Beyond Belief

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Petra James

 

Book Reviewed: Henrie’s Hero Hunt

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Sherryl Clark

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Wendy Orr

 

Book Reviewed: The Complete Adventures on Nim’s Island

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Christine Bell

 

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Allison (A.L.) Tait

 

Book Reviewed: The Firestar (A Maven ad Reeve Mystery)

 

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Zana Fraillon

 

Book Reviewed: Lost Soul Atlas

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Aleesah Darlison

 

Books Reviewed: League of Llamas: Undercover Llama,

League of Llamas: Rogue Llama

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Nova Weetman

 

Book Reviewed: Sick Bay

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Kate and Jol Temple

 

Book Reviewed: The Battle of Book Week

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Tim Cope

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Andrew MacDonald

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Deb Abela

 

Isolation Publicity with George Ivanoff

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Karen Turner

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Jacqueline Harvey:

 

Books Reviewed:

 

Alice-Miranda at School,

Alice-Miranda in the Outback,

Kensy and Max: Freefall

Kensy and Max: Full Speed

Kensy and Max: Spy Games

 

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Angela Savage

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Tanya Heaslip

 

Book Reviewed: An Alice Girl

  

 

Isolation Publicity with Caz Goodwin

 

Book Reviewed: Daisy Runs Wild

 

 

Isolation Publicity with Candice Lemon-Scott

 

Books Reviewed:

 

Eco Rangers: Pelican in Peril

Eco Rangers: Microbat Mayhem

Eco Rangers: Wildfire Rescue

 

 

Here’s hoping that next year, authors can participate in virtual and physical events and reach their readers. After the year we have had, picking up a good book has been something to treasure, and thank you to all these authors for their books and participating in this venture.

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