Tag Archives: Author encounters

November 23

Summer Feet – Betsy Roberts

It’s going to be impossible  for me to be impartial about this book. You see – Betsy is one of ours, a retired librarian who has put her  time to good use self-publishing this book. There’s a lot to love about Betsy, and we’re all so proud of her achievement. Betsy will be sharing her […]

My Hundred Lovers

Susan Johnson’s new novel My Hundred Lovers is one woman’s reflection on one hundred sensory memories throughout her fifty years of life. Lyrical and beautifully written, this novel explores sensuous wonders from “the shadow” and “the beautiful” lovers to sensations such as grass beneath her feet, or memories of falling in love with the feelings […]

What happened to Ingrid !!

The Legacy by Kirsten Tranter Julia, Ralph and Ingrid are university friends, living in Sydneyand vying for love in this complicated friendship triangle. Julia survives working in a video store, Ralph is wealthy North Shore and his cousin Ingrid is an orphaned Perth girl – brilliant, beautiful and affluent. There relationship is complex but devoted. […]

The best gift for bookaholic mums

This Sunday is Mothers’ Day. That’s right, this Sunday. And you know what they’re saying – nothing says “Aaargh, I forgot, and left it to the last minute!!” like flowers. Or chocolates. But you can do better than that for your mum if she lives on, or near, the Gold Coast, and she loves to […]

Ray Martin tells…..

With humour and clarity of his first memories of a colourful itinerant childhood which shaped his true understanding of fellow Australians, Ray tells his personal journey in The Stories of my Life.

His thirst for informing Australia of what’s happening, not only in their own backyard, but around the world spurred him to travel and research stories which set the path of a successful career spanning forty years in television.

He reveals the interviews with celebrities, the famous and the infamous, the everyday person, during his exceptional years with 60 Minutes, The Midday Show, A Current Affair and The Ray Martin Show.

Ray delivers an insight into his lesser known deep involvement with a variety of charities especially those concerned with Aboriginal disadvantage and children’s hospitals. A dedicated family man, his wife Dianne and his children are the loves of his life and this book reaffirms that he is a talented journalist & really nice bloke with a good story to tell and its a pleasure to read 🙂

Zombie lunch

Only 48 hours to go until…. Om, nom, nom, nom …

Indie Writers Festival Robina Community Rooms 29th Oct

Festival of Independent Writers and Publishers on Sat 29th Oct from 9 am to 4.30pm – Free Entry For READERS – come and meet some new authors For WRITERS meet other authors and learn about the business of writing For PUBLISHERS come and meet some potential clients! Terry Spring will be there talking about her […]

October 24

Actors Who Thought They Could Write

Let’s Take a Look at the Actors From the Movies and TV screen, Who All Thought They Could Write a Fiction Book or Even a Couple of Them With Judy Nunn, talking about her latest book Tiger Men, at the Elanora branch library on Thursday November 3, who is best known for her former acting role […]

Managing Death – more fun than it sounds

Oh! Sorry! If you were listening to ABC Coast FM on Wednesday for your chance to be a guest reviewer of Trent Jamieson’s The Business of Death, after my post last week, I can only apologise for the re-scheduling – it will be next Monday at 10:40am on 91.7FM – I promise! And speaking of […]

You want spooky?

I’m a bit scared by the grim silence that has followed Timothy’s post that we’re looking at all things horror this month on book coasters. Does this lack of response presage doom, a rain of frogs, or the zombie apocalypse? Could be. And speaking of zombies, here’s the deal – next Wednesday at around 10:40am […]