If you’re reading a Melina Marchetta book for NCEA/school (or just because), you might be interested to hear (read) that she’s guest featuring on the blog Between the Lines over the next few days. She’s posting about her thoughts on her books, providing some background and insights into the characters. So far she’s written about Saving Francesca, and Looking for Alibrandi, but there’s more to come, so keep checking in with her.

Also, Froi of the Exiles is due out soon.

On a slight tangent, there are lots of authors who blog regularly, sometimes including enlightening posts about what it means to write, like this one on writer’s block by Kristin Cashore for example.

(Thanks to Kym, my personal MM RSS reader.)