Congratulations to the winners of the recent Goodreads giveaway. Signed copies of Beyond Carousel are on their way!
Beyond Carousel follows Nox, Taylor and Lizzy desperate to uncover the secret of the Disappearance. But there is more to the new world than they ever suspected, and the danger is only just beginning. They quickly learn they are not the only survivors to roam the broken city. Saving those they love will mean risking everything – and time is running out.
“Accompanying a rich narrative of friendship, uncertainty and survival, this novel celebrates the arts and what it truly means to be an artist.”
You can pick up a copy at an Edith Cowan University campus, around Perth, and at other university campuses. 👍
You can read an interview with Brendan over on the Summer Reading Club’s (awesome) website.
“I like everyday heroes like Ellie in Tomorrow, When the War Began and Ponyboy in The Outsiders. Characters who are just regular people forced to deal with really intense scenarios. I think that overcoming these things – without superpowers or anything like that – is heroic and inspiring.”
Summer Reading Club is delivered online and in participating libraries for children and young adults. The program is led by the State Library of Queensland, in partnership with the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the Australian Public Library Alliance (APLA) and other state and public libraries across Australia. 👏
Beyond Carousel was included in writingWA’s Love to Read Local 2016 Reviews.
“This novel is a fascinating commentary on an arts world that has lost its soul and on finding meaning, purpose and understanding through art.”
Brendan was interviewed by Caitlin Nienaber on RTRFM’s Breakfast show this morning.
Brendan and Caitlin talked about the sequel to Carousel, Beyond Carousel (out now in all good bookshops!). They also discussed how two overseas musicians could end up in the sprawling mall of Carousel shopping centre, and what post-apocalyptic Perth might look like.
If you missed it, you can listen over on the RTRFM website or below.