Versatile Blogger Award

I am, according to General Happenings in my House, hereby awarded a Versatile Blogger award! Thank you 🙂

My duties, upon receiving this much-coveted honour, are as follows:

1) Thank the awarder by linking back to their blog;

2) Pass on this award to 15 recently discovered blogs and let them know I have done so;

3) List 7 things about myself.



Here are some great blogs (in no particular order):

1) Ripping Ozzie Reads – an accomplished group of Australian specfic writers (including Richard Harland, Rowena Cory Daniells, and Margo Lanagan) share their know-how.

2) Pub Rants – pub as in “publishing”. This is the blog of a US agent – again, lots of great advice.

3) KT Literary blog – another US agent (in fact, she is friends with # 2).

4) Nathan Bransford – US ex-agent and children’s author (again with the advice). He also runs great forums.

5) The Intern – this time it’s a US ex-intern, but her advice is still excellent (more on writing, less on the industry).

6) Behler Blog – this time it’s a US editorial director giving free industry help.

7) Writer Beware – there are a LOT of scams out there designed to prey on writers. This blog investigates, then tells the horrible truth.

8) Call My Agent! – more industry advice, but this time from an anonymous Sydney agent.

9) Terrible Minds – advice, interviews, and very rude rants from author Chuck Wendig.

10) Slushpile Hell – when a writer needs a little more sarcasm in their day.

11) Brass Bolts – a steampunk writer blogs about steampunk (the pics are especially good).

12) Trial by Steam – steampunk articles and events.

13) Multiculturalism for Steampunk – a seriously excellent and well-researched steampunk niche blog.

14) Antipodean Steampunk Adventures – an Australian steampunk who actually builds his own stuff.

15) Blue Milk – a feminist blog on motherhood (not always safe for work).

Well! That list certainly answers the question, “So, Louise, what do you do all day?”

Now for seven things about myself:

1) Umm. . . I attempted my first novel when I was seven years old (it was about a family of cats – naturally).

2) My mum read the Narnia series in hospital after giving birth to me (I’m re-reading it at the moment).

3) I speak semi-fluent Indonesian, and once considered marrying an Indonesian man I was close to.

4) I leave the curtains open until dark most nights in case the sunset is pretty.

5) Only one of my grandparents is still alive, and he is not well.

6) I can juggle.

7) I have pre-ordered “Goliath” by Scott Westerfeld; the third book in his brilliant YA steampunk trilogy (“Leviathan” is the name of the first book).

Thank you and good evening!

Published by Felicity Banks Books

I write books (mainly adventure fantasy for kids and young adults), real-time twittertales, and a blog of Daily Awesomeness. @Louise_Curtis_ and My fantasy ebook is on sale at

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