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Crimson Lake Tour – second leg

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Perth! You are a lovely place. Your parklands are beautiful, clean, sprawling. I’ve still not adjusted to the time difference, so I awoke at 5:40am and went for a run along the water and it was just magic. Lots of animals out and about enjoying the sunrise serenity – ducks and swans, cockies playing on the lamp posts.

The old cliché is that writers are awkward and anti-social, but at the festival over the last few days I’ve met some very friendly people and have witnessed plenty of connections being made – everybody seems very excited to meet each other. Perhaps because we’re such a lonely bunch, writers, and it’s nice to get out and see people who suffer the same affliction. I don’t know. Lovely catching up with old mates Natasha Lester and Sara Foster, and meeting Jane Harper and David Whish-Wilson for the first time. I love that we’re all so different. Still keeping an eye out for a crime writer as downright weird as me. Jane and David seemed like gentle, normal people.

I’m getting words done on the CRIMSON LAKE sequel occasionally – about five hundred at a time, stolen between events. The book is doing quite well. Number 6 in Australian fiction this week, and number 17 overall in Australia. I think NEVER NEVER is going into its fifth week on the New York Times Best Seller list, so well done to Jim and I, if I do say so myself. With any luck, fans will enjoy the sequel to that when it comes out over there this time next year.

So, just a quickie from me, but all the happiness in the world to you all and thank you as always for your support. If you’re writing, keep on writing – remember that every word you put down, no matter how badly placed, is one word closer to that finished first draft. And if you’re reading, keep reading – whether your books are bought or borrowed or battered beyond recognition. Every page you turn supports a writer somewhere, in more ways than you can imagine.

Much love! Candice.

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4 thoughts on “Crimson Lake Tour – second leg

  1. Hi Candace. Good to see you are enjoying our city and the festival.

    Posted by deebebbington | February 26, 2017, 2:28 am
  2. I’ve never been called normal before Candice, but hey, I’ll take it 😉

    Posted by Dave | February 26, 2017, 7:47 am
  3. I have just finished reading Crimson Lake and, living in Cairns, was a bit offended that you made Cairns sound like a little backwater town. Cairns is a thriving city with a population of approximately 160,000. Obviously, you have never been to Cairns as I noted on page 143 you made a reference to jacaranda trees growing on every street corner. Jacarandas do not grow in the tropics – I don’t think they grow much further north than Brisbane. I realise that poetic license probably comes into play here but I couldn’t help but write this comment.

    Posted by Jen McKenzie | March 5, 2017, 10:04 pm
    • Hi Jen, Thanks for writing to candicefoxauthor.com. Your feedback is important to us, and we really appreciate it! Candice’s next novel will be FIFTY FIFTY, another thrilling collaboration with the world’s best selling author, James Patterson. Stay tuned to the page for book updates, competitions and exciting events. Happy reading!
      – Rachel McNulty, the Candice Fox Team.

      Posted by Candice | March 5, 2017, 10:57 pm

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