Shimmer launch party on 3 July – you coming?

If you’re not doing anything on Thursday 3 July and you can get to Riverbend Books in Bulimba (Brisbane), you might like to book to come along to the Australian launch of Shimmer (Rephaim #3).

The wonderful Marianne de Pierres will again be joining me, and this year we’ll have another of our fun informal chats about the series and writing in general. I’ll take questions from the audience (if anyone has any), plus I’ll be around to sign copies of Shimmer. (Wow, I can’t believe it’s only a few weeks and it’s out in the big wide world!)

I’m so excited to again be at Riverbend Books (I do love a tradition!). We’ll have snacks and a cash bar and of course there’s the actual bookshop itself to explore…

The launch is open to everyone, but you definitely need to RSVP (details below).

See you there!



  1. I’m a little sad that I only learned of this after the RSVP date! Are you doing any more signings or things around Brisbane?

    1. paulaweston says:

      Hi Kate,
      If you can come tonight, you might be able to still RSVP direct to Riverbend Books: 3899 8555 or
      Otherwise, I’m doing a signing at Angus and Robertson at Riverlink in Ipswich on 26 July.
      Hope to see you soon. πŸ™‚

      1. Thanks for all that. I shall make my way up to Ipswich on the 26th πŸ™‚ I’m excited πŸ˜€

        1. paulaweston says:

          Excellent! See you then. πŸ™‚

  2. Austen says:

    I’m there! I’m so there! Can’t wait to meet you Paula and chat about your awesome books! It’s so amazing to find a series (by an Australian author no less!) that incorporates a type of writing that bores no one and yet inflects so much emotion at the same time! Congratulations on Shadows, Haze and now Shimmer! xx

    1. paulaweston says:

      Thanks so much Austen. I look forward to meeting you too. πŸ™‚ (Don’t forget to RSVP!)

  3. Samantha says:

    Awww, I wish I could make it but I’ll be in Sydney! Can’t wait for the release though, I’m super excited and totally addicted to your amazing series!!!

    1. paulaweston says:

      Thanks Samantha! Hope you enjoy Shimmer. πŸ™‚

  4. Lucy says:

    Hi Paula! I loved the character interviews you did for the lead up to the release of Haze – any plans to do something like that for Shimmer? Can’t wait till it’s released!

    1. paulaweston says:

      Hi Lucy,
      I’m doing a couple of interesting character-related things as part of a guest post with Dark Readers in early July, so I’ll post the link when that goes live. In the meantime, that’s a great reminder that I need to update those interviews to include characters who get more page time in Shimmer. I’ll do that in coming weeks (and again, I’ll blog about it so you’ll know when I’m organised!). I’ll have a think about anything else I might be able to do as well.
      Hope you enjoy Shimmer! πŸ™‚

      1. Lucy says:

        Awesome, thanks heaps!

  5. chrisbongers says:

    Tried to buy Shimmer today in at Riverbend. Roll on 3 July!

    1. paulaweston says:

      Are you coming to the launch? Love to have you there. πŸ™‚

      1. chrisbongers says:

        I’m actually out of town with the family, but am seriously considering sneaking back for it. Will keep you posted. πŸ™‚

        1. paulaweston says:

          Please do! πŸ™‚

      2. Arya Power says:

        Yes! (unless plans change – but I’m sure they won’t), it would be such an honour!

      3. Arya Power says:

        Definitely! (unless plans change – which I’m 99.95% sure they won’t). It would be such an honour!

  6. yahalomi65 says:


    1. paulaweston says:

      Excellent. πŸ™‚

      1. Dayna says:

        Hi Paula, I just wanted to congratulate you on Shimmer. It was amazing and took me on a fabulous journey. And the book ended spectacularly! ?

        1. paulaweston says:

          Thanks Dayna! You were quick off the mark. πŸ™‚ I’m so happy you enjoyed it (and the ending!). Sorry you now have to wait another year to find out how it all ends…but hopefully it will be worth it.

        2. Dayna says:

          I can’t wait to see you on Thursday :)!

        3. Dayna says:

          Can I bring my copy of Shadows to be signed? (Haha sorry just wondering!)

          1. paulaweston says:

            Of course you can. πŸ™‚ See you there!

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About Me

I’m the author of the Rephaim series and The Undercurrent.

For my day job, I’m a writer-journalist-professional communicator, where my writing involves a lot less profanity.

I grew up in regional South Australia and now live in the Scenic Rim with my husband and a retired greyhound.

If you’re interested in how I came to land a publishing deal, you can read the short version in this post from August 2011. There’s a longer version (in a guest post) here.

Paula Weston

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