So here it is and please, do go check it out on Insideadog when it's up there. I mean to post regularly:
Hi guys! I’m Sue Bursztynski, your writer-in-residence for the next month. My day job is as a library teacher at Sunshine College in Melbourne, where I have a lunchtime book and writers’club. Our students get to read manuscripts and provide feedback for one of my publishers. They get free books to say thank you.
I’ve been writing since I was about eight, though I sold my first book only after I was an adult. It was called Monsters And Creatures Of The Night and my favourite letter from that was from a boy who wanted me to send him a photo of a real zombie. He had to settle for some bookmarks.
My latest book, Wolfborn, has werewolves and knights in it. I got my students to check bits of the manuscript to make sure I got the mediaeval stuff right. I loved writing that one, because I’m crazy about the Middle Ages and stuff about fantastical creatures like werewolves and Faeries and unicorns, so I wrote them all in.
I used to be in a club called the SCA – the Society for Creative Anachronism – where we dressed up in mediaeval clothes and had feasts and tournaments where people did sword fights. If I find a pic of me in my SCA costume some time this month I’ll post it.
Mostly, though, in the past I’ve written non-fiction, books and articles. Here’s a link to the official book trailer for my last non-fiction book, Crime Time: Australians behaving badly, published by Ford Street Publishing a couple of years ago:
Not at all Middle Ages, is it? But fun! See you in my next post.