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The Sisters’ Saga: Volume 1

Alison Ferguson

Maiden Manoeuvres is the first of three in The Sisters’ Saga, which tells of three sisters and the compromises they must make to reconcile love’s delusions with the demands of reality. This historical fiction novella focuses on the eldest sister,

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The Sisters’ Saga: Volume 2

Alison Ferguson

Dearest Daughter is the second of three in The Sisters’ Saga, which tells of three sisters and the compromises they must make to reconcile love’s delusions with the demands of reality. In this short historical fiction novel, the lives of the younger sisters,

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The Sisters’ Saga: Volume 3

Alison Ferguson

Widow’s Wake is the last of three in The Sisters’ Saga, which tells of three sisters and the compromises they must make to reconcile love’s delusions with the demands of reality. In this short historical fiction novel, over the course of a single voyage from Sydney to London in 1847,

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Divertimento

Julie Thorndyke 

Survival, desire, disaster; misadventure, murder and magic combine in this unique collection of tales set in locations including old rural Australia, present-day cities and the distant mystical past. Twenty-seven short stories from renowned Australian fiction writer and poet Julie Thorndyke will take you on tantalising journeys in the company of artists and musicians,

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Against the Tide

Margaret Zanardo

#143 Pocket Poets series, Ginninderra Press, South Australia, 2021

Inspired by the ever-changing nature of the sea and written during the past year, these twenty poems reflect life’s joys and heartaches, along with the solace to be found in nature.

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Deadly Deception

Susan Bowen

A Jessie Connor Crime Thriller

Detective Inspector Jessie Connor is not loved by Victoria police. She headed up a task force investigating police corruption and many officers were disgraced, stood-down. Jessie received a commendation from the Police Commissioner, but despite this, feelings ran strong and she was ‘nudged out’.

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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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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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