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Books published by FAW Members.

Fortuna

Vera Zegarac

FORTUNA is a story of a woman’s journey searching for herself and true love.

Carla, a twenty-seven-year-old archaeologist drifts through life under the stern gaze of her ever-controlling mother. She is lonely and fears she will never find love. Then she meets Eric,

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With or Without Trust

Karen Lieversz 

Detective Sergeant Greg Anderson has never been one for following the rules. But even he knows it would be a mistake to give in to the fiery chemistry between him and the cute, young intelligence analyst, Emily Saunders. That is until Greg finds himself caring for a homeless man’s dog.

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Tomorrow We May Walk on Clouds

WENDELL WATT

This is a collection of poems which take inspiration from the natural world and reflect on a range of life experiences and the humorous absurdities that crop up along the way. 

Published by Ginninderra Press, recommended retail price $22.50. Available online from Ginninderra Press,

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Faces, Places and Spaces

Canberra and Region FAW

The genesis of this Anthology was the excitement FAW members in Canberra expressed as they listened to the homework and writing exercises completed by their fellow members in the years 2021and 2022 at our regular monthly meeting. Many shared works were very readable and enjoyable;

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Is Anybody There?

Poems of Faith.

Faye W Owen 

Faye Owen, writer, artist violinist and long-time resident of the Camden Haven, has just published her long-awaited first book of poetry. Faye has written well over 500 poems in many styles and genres, and had many included in compendiums of the best work from competitions.

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Web of Words

Mavis Gunter

If you enjoy short stories, poetry and thought-provoking bits and pieces, humour, sadness, happiness, haiku and limericks, you will enjoy this compilation in the Web of Words.

A few hours of pleasant entertainment. Edited and published by Colleen Parker.

Available for $10 from the author Mavis Gunter Phone 02 43 581 353. 

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Out of the Shadows

New anthology from Lake Macquarie FAW

The Lake Macquarie Branch of FAW NSW has published another great anthology of writing. The anthology’s thirty-three pieces, both short stories and poems, were the top-ranked entries in last year’s Alice Sinclair Memorial Writing Competition, as selected by the competition’s judges Magdalena Ball and Jenny Blackford.

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Alice’s Shoe

Julie Thorndyke

Illustrated by Jennifer Harrison. A country child, Alice ran barefoot. On smooth waxed floorboards, over dusty clay in the yard, through icy water in the creek…she refused to wear shoes. After losing her sight and hearing through illness, Alice found her way to language through tactile signing,

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Footprints in the Valley

Mudgee Valley Writers

Footprints in the Valley showcases the lives and achievements of local residents. Mudgee is known as ‘the nest in the hills’. The surrounding areas are home to many folk with stories to tell. In this book nineteen locals have their stories told through interviews with Pamela Meredith and Connie Eales.

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Out Of My Head

Brian Haydon

A large collection (227 poems, 325 pages) of original poems by a member of FAW Southern Highlands. Greg Tome wrote “Whatever the topic or the style, Haydon’s poetry is marked by an energy, a verve, an originality that the reader can’t help being struck by.” Mostly whimsical rhyming couplets,

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Three O’Clock Thoughts

Brian Haydon

A smaller collection (57 poems, 114 pages) of previously unpublished poems by a FAW Southern Highlands member. See Greg Tome’s review in this edition of Writers Voice. Late night thoughts on life, some stories and some observations and comments on modern life.

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Watermelon Days

Judy Turner

An eclectic collection of 21 short stories. Funny, sad, nostalgic and reflective, some have won awards and have been published in anthologies and publications. A mixture of fiction and memoir to make you laugh and cry. Stories of simpler and more carefree days. Days of sunshine and freedom. 

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Tempt Me

Karen Lieversz with Davina Stone and Kristin Silk

Indulge your wildest fantasies – dive into paranormal, and fantasy realms, immerse yourself in contemporary and historical worlds. Fall for an underworld god, make a deal with the angel of death, get sexy with a satyr and be voracious with a vampire.

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Gunner

Kathryn Berryman

Suitable for children aged 10+ Gunner was written as a picture book to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin on 19th February 1942.

Based on actual events, ‘Gunner’ is a stray dog that is injured during an air raid by the Japanese.

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Assorted Dreams

EASTWOOD/HILLS FAW    

Assorted Dreams is an anthology of short stories, memoir and poetry by writers from the Eastwood/Hills branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW. The collection aims to showcase an assortment of primarily unpublished writing by our members in 2022, including prize-winning contributions.

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Grandma, how much poo does a wombat do?

Gaylene Parker

Ages: 4-8yrs ( a lot of adults have purchased this book for themselves!) Teachers say they have purchased it to include in their ‘Nature/ wildlife’ lessons.

PRECIS : A young girl and her grandmother decide to find out why there is so much wombat poo in the bush where they go for their walks.

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