"I'm only through the first chapter, very touched by Tanya's candour and profound insight. She's holding nothing back. I'm going to love love love this book." -Shelly Gale Robertson
On Monday the first of October, 2012, my second contribution to the Giant Library of the World, Crimwife
was released onto the public. Its older sibling, my firstborn, People
In Glass Houses is now 5 years old, and only recently arrived on Kindle.
The manuscript took over four years to complete, and without the brilliance that is the book obstetrics team at Black Inc Books, I might still be buried under a pile of random papers. I had the finest literary midwives on earth. You
can buy it anywhere now. At the airport, in the bookshops, or on the
interwebs. It's everywhere. Which makes the mother in me soooo proud.
The most exciting part about this book is that it's finished. Once when I
was about 10, at a weekend fair, I went on one of those big slides
where you climb the stairs and go down on a blankie. So I took my scratchy straw mat
confidently up the first level of stairs and then looked down to my fear
of heights booming at me. I was frozen and clung to the rail. There was
no way I could go any further up, and no going back down without
certain death. And there I stood.
was like that for a long time. Sounded like a good idea at the time,
but it was terrifying, exhilarating, and one hell of a ride more than I
bargained for. I never ever thought it would be finished.
So the greatest message I send to you is don't worry, the time will come where you will grab your mat, make it up the rest of the climb and slide down your big plastic yellow slide one day too.