Aussie Writer Salutes her HomelandJanet Fix
Sydney-born Sharyn Bradford Lunn, author of the popular Australian historical series Southern Skyes, wrote this today about what the 26th of January means to her country.
Today, 26th, we Aussies are celebrating Australia Day–very much like your July 4–which marks the first European settlement in Australia. The First Fleet of convicts arrived in New South Wales on January 26, 1788. We are still such a young country, but we’ve much to celebrate. The fireworks on Sydney Harbour tonight will be spectacular as always. On the flip side, the day is known as Invasion Day by the indigenous population and of course they don’t celebrate. That’s your history lesson for the day.
Her books can be purchased via this site or at any major retailer in both eBook and print. The print copies are true works of art, as are the stories. Pick up a print copy and try it out at half price (retail price $12.00) today to commemorate with Sharyn. To receive this half-price special, order direct from the publisher, thewordverve, by emailing your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southern Skyes Series:
Book One, The Soldier’s Seed
Book Two, The Divergence
Book Three , Jagged Waters (available in mid-February)
Book Fours and Five slated for later this year.