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SA Partridge

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Spreading the Sharp Edges love

I’ve been hard at work getting the word out about my new novel Sharp Edges so I thought I’d share some of my recent activities. Click here for a round-up of recent reviews.

First up are some interviews.

I spoke to Genevieve Vieira from The Citizen about what I wanted to achieve with the novel.

The critically-acclaimed author of fiction for young adults has a vivid imagination, one that accurately captures the essence of adolescence.
When reading Sharp Edges, it becomes clear that there is no beginning, middle or end, figuratively speaking. Of course the book starts and ends, but more accurately, its premise is presented in six short stories. Each point of view takes the reader through a series of events, all leading to a single misfortune the death of the various characters’ dear friend Demi.

Read the full interview here. (Warning: contains spoilers)

I also met with Riette Grobler from Jip, the youth pages for The Beeld, to chat about why I chose to write young adult fiction.

Toe Sally begin skryf het, was dit nie doelbewus haar plan om vir dié ouderdomsgroep te skryf nie. “Toe ek tien jaar oud was, het ek stories oor kinders en dwerge geskryf. Die hoofkarakters was so oud soos ek. Toe ek 12 was, het ek oor ’n fietsrybende geskryf en die karakters was 12. “En toe ek aan my eerste boek, The Goblet Club, gewerk het, was ek nog in ’n tiener-mindset. So dis seker waarom die karakters tieners is.”

Read the full article here. (Use Google Translate to convert to English)

I’ve also been running around doing cool things and meeting amazing people.

I recently visited Reader’s Warehouse in Kloof Street to sign some books. The covers boast a lovely gold sticker offering 20% off.

So if you head there not only will you get a signed copy, but an awesome discount too!

I also paid a visit to Springfield Convent School to chat to the girls and show off the ultra-cool book trailer for Sharp Edges. The librarian got in touch to share these pictures and to tell me the waiting list for Sharp Edges and Dark Poppy’s Demise is two pages long!

Will update when more news comes in!


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