author query

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Mon Apr 18 20:03:44 EDT 2005


Hi Ros,

This is the general impression I am getting. No one has anything 
terrible to say, but no glowing recommendations either. Nothing to 
justify conference organisers to bend over backwards to get her to 
attend, certainly.

Robyn

>
> I haven't actually read anything by her, Robyn, so this is probably 
> not much use to you, but FWIW: when I've seen her books in the 
> bookshops, they've always appeared like rather lacklustre generic 
> fantasy to me (by their covers and blurb) so I've tended to avoid 
> them. But I know that you can't always tell a book by its cover, so, 
> though no-one has ever actually recommended Forsyth to me, I have to 
> admit that I really don't know. After all, a number of books I've come 
> to love look like like lukewarm generic fantasy by their covers. 
> Anyway....FWIW.
>
> Ros
>
>> Hoping the list collective knowledge can help me out again.
>>
>> Because I lived in Australia for so long, everyone assumes I know 
>> about Australian authors. In order to maintain my reputation 
>> untarnished, I am hoping someone - Anita? SallyO? - can tell me 
>> something about Kate Forsyth. I understand she writes fantasy, and I 
>> think it is YA or children's books. Does anyone know anything about 
>> her? Have you read her books? Are they any good? (Apparently she 
>> likes dwj.)
>>
>> I just need a general idea to help out a colleague who is organising 
>> a conference. Any comments would be appreciated.
>>
>> Robyn
>>
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