Book Launch - The Beast's Heart by Leife Shallcross

When:Thu, 26th Apr

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where:Shop L38 Westfield Woden , Keltie Street, Woden, 2606, AU

Free event?Yes!


In 2017, publisher Hodder & Stoughton gave budding authors around the world the chance to present their stories for an open submission. Of the 1,445 submissions received only one would could be successful. Canberra author Leife Shallcross was that successful author, and the time has come to release this book into the world.
This is your opportunity to meet and hear from one of the best new authors in the world.
Leife Shallcross will be joined by respected author Angela Slatter to assist with the launch.
I am neither monster nor man - yet I am both. I am the Beast. I know why I was cursed; I know the legacy of evil I carry in my tainted blood. So how could she ever love me? My Isabeau. She opened my eyes, my mind and my heart when I was struggling just to be human. And now I might lose her forever. Lose yourself in this gorgeously rich and magical retelling of The Beauty and the Beast that finally lays bare the beast's heart.
Leife Shallcross lives at the foot of a mountain in Canberra, Australia, with her family and a small, scruffy creature that snores. She has a tendency to overindulge in reading fairy tales, then lie awake at night listening to trolls (or maybe possums) galloping over her tin roof. Ever since she can remember, she has been fascinated by stories about canny fairy godmothers, heroic goose girls and handsome princes disguised as bears. She is particularly inspired by those characters that tend to fall into the cracks of the usual tales. She is the author of several short stories, including Pretty Jennie Greenteeth, which won the 2016 Aurealis Award for Best Young Adult Short Story. The Beast's Heart is her first novel.