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To read the full interview where G. J. Maher chats with Focus Mag and discusses his own worldly travels, inspiration for his widely read first book, Moon Over the Mediterranean and more, follow this link: Full Interview of G. J Maher with Focus Mag.
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Below is just a sample of some of the photos of from fans from all of the globe that love G. J. Maher’s work and if you want to look at happy as they do, you can purchase your own copy of Moon Over the Mediterranean by purchasing it from all good bookstores, ordering it directly from contacting our company director Mark Zocchi on firstname.lastname@example.org OR attending author talks. (The next author talk for G. J. Maher is August 20, 2018 at Forster Library NSW, more info found on our other blog post – Brolga Publishing | Meet G. J. Maher, author of Moon Over the Mediterranean!)
[Dr Rudi Kammermeier from Bavaria his family and their copy of ‘Moon Over the Mediterranean’]
[ Fans from the United States of America ]
[ Moon Over the Mediterranean being proudly held by fan at Uluru, Australia ]
[ Two fans, one copy of Moon Over the Mediterranean, Germany ]
[ A copy of Moon over the Mediterranean snapped while traveling with reader across Switzerland ]
If you’re in the area of or surrounds of Forster, New South Wales you are in for a treat!
G. J. Maher, author of Moon Over the Mediterranean is going to be giving an author talk at Forster Library on August 20, 2018!
Moon Over the Mediterranean has been a phenomenal hit with copies being loved and read all over Australia and Europe – it tells the fascinating story of Alexander, a conscientious objector in 1960s Holland. He embarks on a lifetime adventure, travelling the hippie trail through Greece, India, Nepal, Kashmir, Afghanistan, Iran, Israel and beyond. Keeping his sketch pad at hand he always has a good book to enjoy and engages in deep philosophical discussions with fellow travellers, as well as falling in and out of love along the way. As he matures, Alexander becomes more involved with the world around him, helping displaced persons, building clinics, schools and rehabilitation centres, assisting children who have been abducted as child soldiers and abused in horrifying ways. Finally, he embarks on several monumental projects where he attempts to change the way people think towards bigotry and asylum seekers. Moon over the Mediterranean is a feel-good book despite the difficult issues it confronts. It tells the story of one man’s struggle to make the world a better place and live a compassionate life.
Event Details: Monday, August 20 2018
10:30am – 11:30am
Location: Forster Library
4-12 Breese Parade
Forster, NSW 2428
Follow this link to book:
Eventbrite.com.au | G. J. Maher – Moon Over the Mediterranean
On Saturday 7th of July the littlest locals around Hobart, Tasmania were lucky enough to have a treat as Dianne Ellis, author of Mr Crocodile’s Cooking Class stopped by the fantastic Fuller’s Bookshop. In conjunction with the much-loved venue they hosted an afternoon filled with crocodile-themed crafts and not least Dianne Ellis read her book aloud to the captivated audience – afterwards a few signed copies went home with parents so their kids can continue to devour the beautiful illustrations by Janet Davies and heartfelt story of the important of practice at home alongside Mr Crocodile!
Fuller’s Bookshop – Hobart, Tasmania
Dianne Ellis (author) and copies of Mr Crocodile’s Cooking Class
Dianne Ellis and the kids enjoying some crocodile crafts
Dianne Ellis and some proud little artists
A captive audience for Mr Crocodile’s Cooking capers, read by none other than the author herself! What a lovely opportunity brought to life by Fuller’s Bookshop and Dianne Ellis
If you haven’t yet gobbled up Mr Crocodile’s Cooking Class you can find copies at all good bookstores and can order directly by contacting email@example.com
Sometimes one needs to sit back, relax and enjoy the smaller things in life … and if sometimes you find this seemingly easier-said-than-done then do we have some solid advice for you! First-time author Sally-Anne Hurley has written the breakout How to Love the Sh*t out of Life and we and the Daily Telegraph – Macarthur Chronicle recommend nabbing this title which is available from tomorrow!
Follow this link to read the fantastic article by the Daily Telegraph – Macarthur Chronicle, posted July 6: Daily Telegraph – Macarthur Chronicle | How to Love the Sh*t Out of Life: Leumeah author Sally-Anne Hurley shares her tips
How to Love the Sh*t out of Life was inspired by the desire to create and sustain a positive outlook to take with you through life. Using anecdotes and tales from her and the lives of the people in her life Sally-Anne Hurley provides insightful, often funny examples of how she has practised the strategies she preaches in the book.
As well as being available in all good bookstores you can also directly order a copy of this title by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
In years past noticing a lack of support for women crime writers the amazing Sisters in Crime Australia launched the Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women and we’re super excited to have our own Toni Grant and her book Serpent Song in the running this year!
The Davitt Awards – named in honour of Ellen Davitt, author of Australia’s first mystery novel, Force and Fraud in 1865 are presented annually by the Sisters in Crime Australia association. The Davitt Awards has been giving women crime writers, both fiction and non-fiction, adult and young adult fiction, a platform to celebrate their hard work on some truly phenomenal books since establishing in 2001 to mark 10 year anniversary of the organisation. Some of the past winners have included; Three-Pronged Dagger (Kelly Greenwood), Frantic (Katherine Howell) and Big Little Lies (Liane Moriarty – now adapted to TV with the likes of Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Alexander Skarsgård and Adam Scott in the all-star cast amongst others)
The shortlist for the Davitt Awards is set to be announced in coming days and we’re cheering for Toni and Serpent Song!
If you haven’t read Toni’s edge-of-your-seat crime, romance and adventure-packed Serpent series it’s never not a good time to spoil yourself! You can purchase a copy of Serpent Song or it’s follow-up Serpent Sting they are available at all good bookstores and can also be ordered by contacting email@example.com directly.
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