ABOUT THRILL SEEKERS

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Thrill Seekers is a story of adolescent mayhem, mateship and madness. 

Part of the “Cutting Edge” series, Thrill Seekers, is a gritty, honest, quick read for older teens and adults. MA15+

When his father dies, Brian promises to take care of his Mum and little brother Douggie, but that’s a lot tougher than he thought it would be. Especially when Douggie takes to sculling casks of wine, smoking dope and doing drugs with his mates. Then Douggie starts hearing voices, and the paranoia sets in. There’s nothing Brian can do as he watches his brother and his mates spiral out of control, doing whatever drugs they can to stop the awful feeling of going under. That is until one night, tripping on acid, Douggie loses control and changes all of their lives forever.

Suddenly nothing’s easy. Nothing is fun. Friends die, friendships 
fail: the thrill is gone. Is there nowhere left to go, no direction 
home?

 “Thrill Seekers” is a moving story about mental health, drug abuse, friendship, love and loss. The fast-moving, character-focused narrative delves right to the heart of a tougher side of life. Packed with drama and emotion from one page to the next, readers will be truly compelled by this gripping and satisfying story.

You can like it on facebook now by clicking the link below!

http://www.facebook.com/ThrillSeekersBook

And buy it online from most major retailers http://www.booktopia.com.au/thrill-seekers/prod9781841678801.html and from selected stores in Australia.

It was launched in Australia at Avid Reader Bookstore on the 9th MArch 2012. On the 17th MArch 2012 it was number one on the independents best seller list in The Courier Mail, Queensland’s state newspaper.

On the 4th July 2012 it was launched again, this time in Sydney at Better Read than Dead in Newtown. Here’s a clip of me reading a story from the book at that launch – Mates and Mushrooms

It was reviewed in the Weekend Australian on the 4th August 2012. Here’s the review

Weekend Australian review

Weekend Australian review

NOVEMBER 5th 2012. Thrill Seekers was shortlisted for the Glenda Adams New Writing Award in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. YIPPEE!!

6 thoughts on “ABOUT THRILL SEEKERS

  1. shanyn says:

    Hi, Edwina.
    Your story sounds very interesting. Mental illness and drug abuse have been a big part of our family as my cousin suffers from schizophrenia as a result of drugs. He is currently working on writing his own story about his experiences with these issues. I will look out for this book so I can share it with my family.

  2. Bruno says:

    Hi, Edwina.
    Your story sounds very interesting. Mental illness and drug abuse have been a big part of our family as my cousin suffers from schizophrenia as a result of drugs. He is currently working on writing his own story about his experiences with these issues. I will look out for this book so I can share it with my family.

    +1

    • edwinashaw says:

      Thanks for dropping by Bruno. Good luck to your cousin. I hope my book rings true for him too.
      All the best,
      Edwina

    • Joshua says:

      , I would have appreciated it more if it had peed. But whetaver.The analogy is dead-on. In my case, the idea of leaving a piece for a while, with full intentions of returning, terrifies me simply because I’m not convinced I’ll keep my end of the full intentions of returning bargain. I want it done, I want it over, I want to enjoy it. Which is an absolutely ridiculous version of impatience.You know, the more you post, the more I’m thinking about adding some fiction to my own blog. Maybe under a separate tab where I could, you know, hide it.Good work, lady. Super duper good.

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