The New Zealand Book Council were kind enough to ask me to take part in their Aotearoa Reads podcast series, and the podcast I took part in, the second in the series, went up this week. Check out both Aotearoa Reads podcasts - I think you'll find them interesting:
During that second podcast, I mention that there are many highly successful New Zealand authors who are mentioned less often in the literary conversation here than they should be, because their work is published overseas. One such author is Helen Lowe, whose novel Daughter of Blood has been longlisted for a Gemmell Legend Award for Fantasy alongside authors such as Guy Gavriel Kay, Brandon Sanderson, and N. K. Jemison.
If you'd like to support Helen, here's how to vote for Daughter of Blood to make the shortlist. Voting closes Friday 31 March:
1. Go to http://www.gemmellawards.com/award-voting-2017/
2. See the heading “Vote for your favorite Legend award nominee (2017 longlist)”
3. Scroll down the list of titles until you reach “Daughter of Blood by Helen Lowe”
4. Click in the circle to the left of the title.
5. Go the bottom of the Legend Award list of titles and click “Vote.”
And it's done!