Sunday 25 October 2015

Newtown Festival November 8!

12:40 Fictional Sydney; Sandra Leigh Price, Amanda Hickie, Tegan Bennett Daylight & Debra Oswald

Wednesday 8 July 2015

Canberra Launch Photos

The Canberra launch of An Ordinary Epidemic - Charlotte Harper of Editia launched the book in beautiful style and challenged me with some very interesting questions. It was great to see so many people come out on a cold Canberra night.

Monday 6 July 2015

An Ordinary Epidemic to be published in US

An Ordinary Epidemic's publisher - MidnightSun - is going from strength to strength! From their website:
Over the last month or so MidnightSun has been hard at work behind the scenes and now we are extremely happy to announce huge successes for two of our books:
We have sold the American rights to Amanda Hickie’s An Ordinary Epidemic in a six-figure deal with Little, Brown.
We have also sold translation rights to Simplified Chinese to CTV Boler Beijing Media and Spanish rights to Ekare for Jane Jolly’s and Sally Heinrich’s One Step at a Time.
This means that MidnightSun’s books will be spread far and wide and we couldn’t possibly be any happier!
I'm incredibly excited to have the opportunity to work with such an amazing publisher in the US and grateful beyond the words I have to express it to MidnightSun and our US agent for making the impossible happen!

Sunday 5 July 2015

Science Book A Day Giveaway

Hop over to Science Book a Day before the end of the month to go into the draw to win a copy of An Ordinary Epidemic. While you are there, have a browse of the interview I did with Carrie Bengston.

Friday 15 May 2015

Two Launches, Two Cities

An Ordinary Epidemic launched in both Adelaide and Sydney. It's now available in bookstores and as a ebook!

Saturday 28 March 2015

The Books Arrive!

Look what the postie brought this morning!

And I just realised the launch is exactly six weeks from today. Those words in my head are beginning to get real.

Friday 27 February 2015

First Review of 'An Ordinary Epidemic'

'An Ordinary Epidemic' just received its first review! And I'm feeling pretty excited. Particularly because it's in Books+Publishing.

 Except from Review by Jessica Broadbent 

 "... It’s utterly fascinating, a little gruesome and impossible to put down ... the story is both familiar and completely strange ... Amanda Hickie’s second novel really captures the claustrophobia of quarantine, and the threat of someone clearing their throat or an accidental brush of skin. This is a slow-burn thriller that would make an excellent choice for a book club ..."