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SA Partridge

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Friday motivation

So there’s this work thing. Every Friday the creative team gathers for one hour of work-avoidance and general mayhem. Basically, we watch YouTube videos, eat chips and try to speak over each other.
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Sharp Edges cover reveal

On Friday I revealed the cover of my new book, Sharp Edges, designed by Warren Talmarkes. So I’m really excited to be able to finally blog about it here.
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Exclusive extract from Sharp Edges

It’s the shortest day of the year. To celebrate, Short Story Day Africa has published the first extract from my new novel, Sharp Edges!
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21 questions for Short Story Day

The awesome ladies at Short Story Day Africa crowdsourced twenty-one questions for writers taking part in the initiative, so here I go.
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Bloody Parchment, The Root Cellar and other stories

Every year around Halloween the Book Lounge is taken over by hideous fiends who come out the shadows to share bloodcurdling stories of horror and macabre.
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Getting YA right

Writing young adult (YA) fiction is a complicated business. Not only do I need to worry about getting the tone and dialogue right, but the story needs to be topical and entertaining enough to hold a young reader’s interest.
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Calling all young writers

Short Story Day Africa is once again running a short story competition aimed at young writers aged between 14 and 17. I will be judging alongside Cat Hellisen and Byron Loker.
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A writers’ festival

It’s difficult to come back down to earth after a weekend of non-stop celebration, but that’s what it felt like after this weekend’s Franschhoek Literary Festival. It was a whirlwind of friends, wine, good food and happy memories.
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The weekend in pictures

Some snapshots from the Franschhoek Literary Festival & the beautiful Knorhoek Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. I’m still experiencing post-festival euphoria so I’ll post more pictures, plus a proper write-up, when I come back down to earth.
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Anthony Horowitz in Cape Town

Anthony Horowitz kicked off his South African tour with an appearance at Exclusive Books V&A Waterfront. It was a great privilege to introduce the best-selling author to the crowd, and an even greater privilege to soak in the knowledge of one of my all-time favourite authors.
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