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Stones, Bones & Hollyhocks

Maureene Ann Fries

Stones, Bones & Hollyhocks reveals what can happen when Life & Legend Collide and the footsteps of today, find the footprints of the past. Set in southern England, both iconic and secluded sacred sites play centre stage to a life changing adventure and uncover a tale of powerful vengeance reaching across the ages.

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Piper Picks the Perfect Pet

Caroline Tuohey 

“My dad says I can choose a pet, but I’m not sure which pet to get. A dog, a cat, a fish, a rat?”

How can Piper pick the perfect pet when there are so many appealing possibilities? A rhyming picture book for the 0-8 year old age range.

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Oz is Burning anthology

Suzanne Newnham 

Suzanne Newnham’s story ‘Firestorm Sounds’ was published in August 2020 in the B-Cubed Press anthology Oz is Burning—Stories non-fiction & fiction based on the Australian bushfires including Black Summer 2019/2020.

Suzanne’s story on page 122 (e-book) is about the effects of sounds generated by firefighting equipment on a chronic health condition triggered by sounds.

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34 Million Books

VALERIE PARV AM

Part memoir and part writing guide, Valerie Parv’s book takes you inside her world of words, from the drama of Parvgate to being made a Member of the Order of Australia. Published in fiction and nonfiction since the age of fourteen, she’s sold over 34 million books and ebooks translated into 29 languages.

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Intermittent Angels

Jan Dean

“Jan Dean is a poet always on the lookout for angels, both ‘wondrous’ and ‘wicked’.She has a gift for sliding sideways with her words, making every aspect of herengagement with the world magical. With its impressive range of people, places andexperiences – from dramatic re-imaginings of a Spanish couple building a castle inthe North Queensland rainforest to tender,

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Splash, Slither, Squawk

Nature Writing for Children

The 95th Anniversary Anthology of the Society of Women’s Writers NSW.

Wombats, platypus, turtles, magpies, koalas, goannas, cockatoos, bilbies, kangaroos, banksias, flannel flowers, bushfire, rain, ferns, snails, spiders, glow worms, pelicans, flying foxes, cicadas, lyrebirds, butterflies, possums, owls,

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Margaret Caro 1848–1938: her story in verse

Pip Griffin 

Margaret Caro, the extraordinary life of a pioneering dentist in New Zealand, 1848–1938: her story in verse. The book includes a timeline and historical notes. 

Published February 2020 by Pohutukawa Press. ISBN 978-0-9803184-4-9 188pp. Available from the author,  , $25.00 plus $7.00 postage within Australia,

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Mood Indigo

Colleen Keating and Pip Griffin

A collaboration of poetry by Pip Griffin and Colleen Keating, Mood Indigo is a Picaro Poets chapbook published under the umbrella of Ginninderra Press. It is composed of 24 succinct and lyrical poems which are perfect for the reader wanting to retreat into a pocket-sized poetry book with an inner covenant of peace. 

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Watching Through The Day

Words by Julie Thorndyke 
Illustrated by Nandina Vines

This is the sequel to Julie Thorndyke’s very popular picture book Waiting for the Night

Beautifully interpreted by illustrator Nandina Vines, this book is one day’s visual journey with a young photographer who observes small creatures encountered in the southeast Australian coastal landscape.

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Tatami Days

Getting a Life in Japan

Michael Guest

“You see, Japan does not actually rest atop an infinite pile of turtles, but on the back of a giant carp …” 

In his mid-thirties, Australian freelance writer and PhD English literature graduate Michael Guest headed for Japan on a whim,

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Our Tom

J.E. Gaulton

New historical fiction shares a World War I love story that was harshly tested by fate. 

PORT MACQUARIE, Australia – Based around her Great Uncle Tom’s first world war experiences in Egypt and Palestine, J.E. Gaulton releases her new historical fiction, Our Tom (published by Xlibris AU).

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Beneath The Surface

LAKE MACQUARIE FAW 

An anthology of writing from Lake Macquarie. This volume is a collection of short stories, poems and experiences written by members of the Lake Macquarie Branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers. We were inspired by the lake we live by and what lurks beneath its surface.

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Time Out of Mind

Poems of Love and Loss

Margaret Zanardo 

#105 Pocket Poets series, Ginninderra Press, South Australia, 2019

Margaret is a Sydney poet, writer and graphic designer. A member of Harbourside Poets, she has had work published in a number of poetry journals. Time Out of Mind is a poetry chapbook,

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Webs of Life

Sutherland Shire FAW

An anthology of short stories written by members of the Sutherland Shire Fellowship of Australian Writers was launched at the 10th Writers Unleashed Festival. A copy can be purchased directly from Sutherland Shire FAW. Please contact for further details. $15 per book plus postage.

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D-TOUR: My Journey Through PTSD

Gregory A. Wirt

STRESS has become an integral part of our modern lifestyle.
The effects of trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and
stress-related dysfunctions of anxiety and depression are currently a global
epidemic. Trauma alters people’s lives from thrive mode to survive mode,
evident as an alarming phenomenon everywhere.

What is it costing – you;

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Tilting at Time

Greg Tome

In this collection, Greg Tome’s eyes are everywhere,
playfully or ruminatively considering much that is revealed to the observant
poet. His poems survey the grace of human attachment, the remarkable beauty of
the everyday world as well as its unexpected terrors, drawing the reader’s
attention to the richly imaginative prospect that this poet variously shares.

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