Hi, thanks for visiting. I'm A. J. Betts, Australian author of young adult fiction.
My fourth novel, HIVE, is now available. And it's the most beautiful thing I've ever laid eyes on!
HIVE is the first of a two-book series published by Pan Macmillan Australia. The sequel, ROGUE, will come out in July, 2019.
HIVE can be found in all good bookstores and online at the usual places.
The launch of HIVE was heaps of fun! Over one hundred and fifty people helped me celebrate in Fremantle. Thanks to launchers Meg McKinlay and Lesley Reece, and worker bees Marilyn Betts, Bill Betts, Frané Lessac, Julia Lawrinson, Brooke Davis, Brendan Ritchie, Henry Jackson, and all the staff at The Literature Centre.
HIVE has been shortlisted for the 2019 Indie Book Awards! I'm thrilled that Australian booksellers are getting behind Hive - thanks so much for the support. And congratulations to the other shortlisted novelists.
EVENTS COMING UP
February 19-24: Perth Writers Week events
March 8: A Night With Our Stars (Perth)
March 28-29: Between the Lines festival (Busselton)
April 7: Storytelling Festival, The Literature Centre (Fremantle)
May 8-12: Scribblers Festival (Perth)
BOOKS THAT CHANGED ME
The Sydney Morning Herald featured me in their 'Books that Changed Me' section. You can check it out online here.
ZAC & MIA WINS DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS
In March 2018, I returned to LA to attend the Daytime Emmy Awards. ZAC & MIA, the digital TV series, was nominated for six awards and won two: screenwriting (Allen Clary) and lead actress (Anne Winters).
Congratulations to the whole cast and crew!
More info can be found on my ZAC & MIA TV page or search #ZacAndMiaShow for updates on social media.
Happy reading :-)