Brolga Publishing has a large focus and dedication to Australian authors and also we have so much respect and admiration for the organisations, venues and programs that give authors a speaking platform – where they can bring their amazing, interesting and thrilling books to new audiences and also talk about their writing, influences, history, skills and life to communities that celebrate the power of books and authors alike.
One such non-profit organisation is Mentone Public Library which hosts An Author for All Seasons. 2017 is host to series seven of this amazing local author talk series where one of our authors, James Maclean, will be speaking about his 2016 book ‘Mordialloc‘ (Brolga publishing, 2016)
This session will run between 10:30am -1:30pm with James Maclean speaking early.
Directions: 36 Florence Street, Mentone
Melways reference: 86 K6
RSVP Advised by 27th July 2016 – email@example.com
(While walk-ins are welcome there is a maximum seating threshold)
In case you haven’t picked up your copy of Mordialloc yet, a book that is a raw, moving and sprinkled with light humour that beautifully depicts the transition into manhood, here’s why you should dash out and grab a copy at all good bookstores:
Set in 1988, Mordialloc tells the story of 18-year-old Floyde McGuinness – a D-grade student with a lack of direction. Although quite aware that the world is changing around him, Floyde isn’t completely sure if he is ready to change with it. An over-achieving older brother and the lack of a stable, mature male role model do little to help his cause.
With year 12 in the rear view mirror, Floyde decides to throw a party for his graduating class. Hard liquor, inexperience and a testosterone-fueled peer group are seldom a good mix. What seems funny at the time isn’t always funny in the morning and a court case suddenly looms on the horizon. The boys find themselves scrambling; all for one and one for all. Well, maybe not this time…
Matt Watson’s book Fabulous Phil is receiving positive reception from many news/media outlets (such as CollingwoodFC.com.au, AFL360, Bigfooty.com, TheAge.com.au, The Adelaide Advertiser, The Herald Sun and 3AW and now The Footy Almanac) and with good reason – it is a in-depth book that is filled with insight, interviews and personal accounts about the life and adventures of Phil Carman and his memorable career. It doesn’t shy away from the interactions and reactions he had to and from people around him at the peak of his on-field career, the decisions and events that went right, the ones that went wrong (including his 20-week suspension for head-butting a boundary umpire in 1980) and Phil Carman’s life since then.
“The book brings the reader right up to date with Carman’s life. A fascinating tale, meticulously researched and written by Matt Watson. No punches pulled, no controversy under-analysed…” – The Footy Almanac, part of it’s glowing review of Fabulous Phil.
The full article can be found at Almanac Book Review: “Fabulous Phil – The Phil Carman Story” by Matt Watson.
Phil Carman appearing on AFL360 speaking with Mark Robinson. Photo credit: AFL360 / theramble (YouTube)
If you haven’t nabbed your copy of Fabulous Phil yet, it is available at all good bookstores and can be ordered directly from Phil Carman’s website: PhilCarman.com.au
On Friday, July 7th 2017, we had the pleasure of attending the launch of Hidden World Inside Story of the Soul in the gorgeous One Space HQ, which is situated in idyllic Bondi Junction in Sydney. The packed house, interspersed with attendees donning masks to fit the launches’ theme of masquerade, were treated to a lovely night listening to talented artists accompanying the author and his book’s launch.
Photo credit: Tom Jones (www.mrtomjones.com)
Photo credit: Tom Jones (www.mrtomjones.com)
Dr. Kaushik Ram; author of Hidden World Inside Story of the Soul – who amongst other accomplishments is a world-leading and renowned neuroscientist who intends to teach us about the human subconscious and how to naturally invigorate our subconscious potential has over a 17 years’ experience in the academic field since graduating from University of Sydney with a PHD in Neuroscience and now had written his first book; which mixes poetry and science in a powerful tour de force with aim to guide readers to self-reflect and reassemble the pieces of what we thought we know about ourselves and world around us.
Artist: Vanessa Forbes | Photo credit: Tom Jones (www.mrtomjones.com)
Artist: Olivia Rosebery | Photo credit: Tom Jones (www.mrtomjones.com)
Hidden World Inside Story of the Soul is out now and available at all good bookstores and though Dr. Kaushik Ram’s website you can also order a signed copy (for a limited time!) http://drkaushikram.com/product/pre-order/
Photo credit: Tom Jones (www.mrtomjones.com)
Working with Ros Ben-Moshe on her inspiring, informative and infused-with-humour book Laughing at cancer has been a wonderful experience and we, amongst many, are very excitedly following her many appearances on radio, television and articles to talk about her highly-anticipated book. This post will be continually updated with her latest features and appearances with links to where you can catch up on the adventures post-release of such a phenomenal book by the laughter and wellness expert Ros Ben-Moshe.
ABC Radio National Program – Life Matters – July
ABC Radio National: Life Matters – Laughing at cancer
Ros Ben-Moshe speaking event – Sydney – July 19th 2017
Author Talk with Ros Ben-Moshe at High Tide Room, Bondi Pavilion, Sydney.
Channel 7, Daily Edition (live) – July 19th
Cancer survivor talks the benefit of laughter therapy – The Daily Edition
Lifestyle Breakfast – July 5th 2017
John and garry – Why we need to laugh when times are tough
3AW, Afternoons with Dennis Walter, July 4th 2017
3AW: cancer survivor explains how laughter and a positive mindset can promote healing
Huffington Post Australia – June 27th 2017
Huffingtonpost Au – Ros Ben Moshe: my shock diagnosis of bowel cancer got me thinking…
Mamamia – June 23rd 2017
Mamamia: Ros ben-Moshe and Laughter therapy for cancer patients
Daily Mail UK – June 23rd 2017
Lifestyle Overnight with David Prior – June 22nd 2017
Lifestyle Overnight with David Prior: Ros Ben Moshe and Laughing at cancer
Mindfood.com – June 21st 2017
Mindfood: 7 reasons why people need to laugh
50SoWhat: Want to live a long and happy life? Start laughing more today
Channel 31, The Schtick – June 14th 2017
Ros Ben-Moshe’s appearance on The Shtick – June 14th, 2017
Afternoons with Clare Bowditch (Interview with Libbi Gorr) – June 8th 2017
ABC: Afternoons with Clare Bowditch (Interview with Libbi Gorr)
If you haven’t already got a copy of Laughing at cancer, it is available in all good bookstores and can be ordered directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phil Carman, better known as Fabulous Phil, kicks back to discuss his biography with the Australian newspaper The Adelaide Advertiser and to talk about his career which has undeniably made him an icon of the AFL (and VFL/SANFL), a renowned player and person both on and off field. If you’re interested in snapping up a copy of Phil Carman’s biography Fabulous Phil written by Matt Watson (Brolga Publishing, 2017) which features never-before-known details about the life and career of Phil Carman, it is available in all good bookstores and can be ordered from PhilCarman.com.au also!
Article Credit: The Adelaide Advertiser
Main photo credit: Mark Brake
Toni Grant and her crime thriller/romance Serpent Song have taken hold of many readers and media outlets, and rightly so, as we follow the trail with Francesca Salucci as she investigates the suspicious death of a biker which takes her from Sydney to Rome – all the way into a small town on the Italian Riviera where she reunites with an old lover and she has no choice but to confront her past and origins. Toni Grant wrote this enthralling tale in a mere 8 months with some exceptionally good resources, one being her husband Police Minister and ex-cop with an incredible 23 years experience, Troy Grant.
‘The Australian’ dated June 26, 2017. Credit: theaustralian.com.au
If you haven’t been bitten by Serpent Song yet it is available in all good bookstores now.
Phil Carman is a name that needs no introduction as an iconic part of Australian Football history, known best by the moniker Fabulous Phil – which also is the name of the debut book by Matt Watson about the football nomad who played for Norwood, Collingwood, Melbourne, Essendon and North Melbourne and had his fair share of adventures on and off the field, including fronting the tribunal more than once for his on-field escapades.
There is a great deal of excitement surrounding this explosive biography, and rightly so! Phil Carman has appeared on 3AW on ‘Nights with Steve Price’ (dated: June 14th 2017) and if you didn’t get the chance to tune in when it first was broadcast it can be found by following this link: ‘Nights with Steve Price’ interviewing Phil Carman – June 14 2017
Phil Carman and Neil Mitchell
Phil Carman At 3AW
Phil Carman on air with Neil Mitchell
Phil Carman also was interviewed for Herald Sun newspaper, having a full spread in the sports’ section with Ando’s Shout which can be viewed below,
Credit: Herald Sun / Hamish Blair.
Fabulous Phil by Matt Watson is available at all good bookstores, it can also be ordered directly from Phil Carman’s website: PhilCarman.com.au
Ros Ben-Moshe launched her amazing book, Laughing at cancer this past weekend in Melbourne to a large room of guests all enraptured to hear her speak about not only her book but her work with being a health and wellness practitioner and the life of being a laughter yogi. Her book, Laughing at cancer is a unique book as most books about cancer are Q&A’s, outline the latest scientific research advances, are written from a “what to expect” orientation, or in some instances are from a comedic perspective on someone’s personal experience. This book, whilst infused with humour, hope and inspiration also includes some scientific evidence, making the content factually rigorous and is available in all good bookstores now
Not to stop there, as Ros is never one to slow down on her path to bringing about smiles, information and support around the dialogue we have about ill-health and the practice of health and wellness, she also appeared on Channel 31’s The Shtick which is a showcase of community events, information and entertainment for the Jewish and non-Jewish community. If you didn’t have the opportunity to watch The Shtick when it first aired it is available on Youtube: Ros Ben-Moshe’s appearance on The Shtick – June 14th, 2017
Update June 9th 2017: Ros Ben-Moshe’s interview went very well, we are so proud of Ros’ hard work on Laughing at cancer – How to Heal with Love, Laughter and Mindfulness and also her landing a seat opposite the enigmatic Libbi Gorr yesterday to talk about her book and her work focusing on health and wellness being a Laughter Yoga facilitator. If you wanted to tune in but missed the live interview, never fear, there is a digital link: Ros Ben-Moshe’s interview with Libbi Gorr on ‘Afternoons’ June 8, 2017
[Ros Ben-Moshe speaks to Libbi Gorr 31:33 – 40:47.]
Original post June 7th 2017:
We’ve got some exciting news, not only is Ros Ben-Moshe‘s book, Laughing at cancer – How to Heal with Love, Laughter and Mindfulness released this month but TOMORROW Ros Ben-Moshe will be interviewed on ABC Melbourne Radio 774 AM 1:20pm LIVE speaking with Libbi Gorr who is sitting in for Clare Bowditch in the ‘Afternoons with Clare Bowditch’ scheduled show this week. They will discuss Ros’ work as the Director of LaughLife Wellbeing Programs amongst her extensive work and promotion of health and wellness via laughter and her newly-released as her book – which is filled with humour, insight and sensitivity and encourages a change of thinking of how we talk about and view illness. Laughing at Cancer – How to Heal with Love, Laughter and Mindfulness aims to provide strategies to enhance resilience – a factor often diminished by ill-health.
Front cover of ‘Laughing at cancer – How to Heal with Love, Laughter and Mindfulness’ ISBN: 9781925367843
Link to information about the scheduled show: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/melbourne/programs/afternoons/afternoons/8581844
Libbi Gorr – photo credit: abc.net.au
Ros Ben-Moshe, Author of ‘Laughing at cancer – How to Heal with Love, Laughter and Mindfulness’