Loved Serpent Song and can’t wait for Toni Grant’s next book and sequel, Serpent Sting to hit the shelves? Come down to the Bourke Public Library and listen to her and other talented writers speak about their books, writing influences and much more at a FREE author talk on Monday, March 26th 2018!
Toni Grant will share the space with Jen Cowley (Grandpa’s Hat, Oracle Solutions 2015) and Donna Falconer (My Time, self published 2017)
Address: Bourke Public Library 46 Mitchell St, Bourke NSW 2840
Since its launch Moon Over the Mediterranean has traveled the world – much like the full-hearted conscientious objector Alexander of which Moon Over the Mediterranean follows from 1960s Holland as he embarks on a lifetime adventure, travelling the hippie trail through Greece, India, Nepal, Kashmir, Afghanistan, Iran, Israel and beyond – and into the hands of new readers and supporters which have been so kind as to share photos of them and/or their copies of this touching adventure.
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Location: Chapel Bridge, Lucerne, Switzerland
Location: Lucerne, Switzerland. Note: The lion is a sculpture for the Swiss soldiers who fought for the French king in 1792
Location: Lucerne, Switzerland. Note: The bridge is the Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge) of Luzern, it’s the symbol of the city. It was built in the 14th century and in the 17th century about 100 paintings were added. Unfortunately in the night from 17th till 18th of August, 1993 the central part of the bridge was destroyed by a fire. The bridge was rebuilt, but 80% of the paintings had been lost forever
Geof (GJ Maher) also attended Cobargo Folk Festival where he sold and had book signings for Moon Over the Mediterranean. At this same festival he met and shared chilli wine with the incredibly talented Eric Bogle (The famous singer-songwriter, known notably for his songs ‘No Man’s Land‘ and ‘And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda‘), met the Aboriginal Elder of the Yuin Region, Ossie Cruze, and also had a good chat with the local poet and storyteller who goes by the name of ‘Campbell’.
Geof [GJ Maher] at his stand – Cobargo Folk Festival
Geof [GJ Maher] (left) Eric Bogle (right)
Ossie Cruze Aboriginal Elder of the Yuin region (centre) Geof [GJ Maher] and his supportive wife, Barbara
Local poet and storyteller ‘Campbell’ with his copy of Moon Over the Mediterranean
If you haven’t grabbed a copy yet of the captivating Moon over the Mediterraneanyou can find this title at all good bookstores, online and by directly contacting email@example.com
On the 22nd of November 2017 the enthralling book by author GJ MaherMoon Over the Mediterranean was launched to high praise and excitement in picturesque Merimbula – located on Australia’s East coast in Southern New South Wales known for its beaches, popular whale watching spots, boardwalks and nature parks – with the launch itself taking place to a packed house at Booktique Bookshop & Café. Surrounded by support and eager to-be readers GJ Maher spoke of the process and inspiration of writing Moon Over the Mediterranean complete with an author meet & greet and book singing – with many copies sold and signed on the day.
Author GJ Maher and a copy of Moon Over the Mediterranean
Eager fans in line to meet GJ Maher and have their copies of Moon Over the Mediterranean signed
GJ Maher and a very happy reader with a newly signed copy of Moon Over the Mediterranean
At Brolga Publishing we’re very proud of the hard work of GJ Maher and very pleased to have worked with him on publishing his book with us so we could see Moon Over the Mediterranean on the shelves and in hands all over the globe.
One of the most brilliant (and controversial) Australian footballers of all time, Phil Carman, took some time out of his busy schedule to stop by Chelsea library and have a chat with ABCs Paul Kennedy about his book – Fabulous Phil (Brolga Publishing, 2017) – and his awe-inspiring career spanning across the late 70s and into the 80s through SANFL’s Norwood and then into VFLs Collingwood, Melbourne, Essendon, and North Melbourne to discuss what he’s up since his retirement from playing and coaching in 2001.
Paul Kennedy (left) and Phil Carman (right) @ Chelsea Library
We always appreciate finding our authors’ books in bookstores and awed that we often seen the books and the hard work of the authors being appreciated, turned over in the hands of to-be readers – we’ve recently become aware that Good News!by Mal Walden (Australia’s longest serving news presenter and author of The News Man – Sixty Years of Television) is pride of place in the front window of the award-winning Readings Bookshop located in Carlton, Victoria.
If you haven’t snapped up your copy of Mal Walden’s latest book, it is available at all good bookshops or can be ordered directly by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org ISBN: 9781925367928
Nova 100 (100.3 FM)’s Chrissie, Sam and Browny invited the impressive Mal Walden, Australia’s longest-serving television news presenter and author of The News Man (Brolga Publishing, 2016) to come into the studio to talk about his latest book, Good News (Brolga Publishing, 2017) and to discuss how news as we know it is effected by the 24-Hour news cycle.
Mal Walden ready to tell the Good News
Left to Right: Sam Pang, Chrissie Swan, Mal Walden and Jonathan Brown
Children’s books are always such a joy to work on, with colourful pages and simple valuable lessons about life communicated in any myriad of ways. Recently we had the pleasure to publish and attend the launch of Mr Crocodile’s Cooking Class, written by Dianne Ellis and illustrated by JanetDavies. The day was filled with friendly faces, activities for the kids and wonderful speeches by the author and Brolga Publishing’s Company Director, Mark Zocchi.
If you haven’t snapped up this amazing children’s book as yet, there’s still time before Christmas/the Holiday Season Mr Crocodile’s Cooking Class is available in all good bookstores and can be ordered directly by contacting Mark Zocchi – email@example.com
News rooms everywhere ask this question constantly, but there are good news stories out there. Stories that highlight the resilience and ingenuity of people, examples of kindness and compassion we show to each other, the determination to overcome hardship and the creative way people improve their lives. Mal Walden, the much loved former Melbourne newsreader who has been involved with journalism and the media for over six decades, presents his latest book – a collection of Good News! Jam packed with stories of survival, invention, compassion and decent human kindness.
If you want to come along and celebrate the launch of this ingenuous new book, Good News! from the author of the wildly popular The News Man (Brolga Publishing, 2016) you are welcome to attend! Please note, we ask that you RSVP so we can keep track of attendance numbers.
Date: Wednesday, 6th of December 2017. Venue: The Racecourse Hotel – 895 Dandenong Rd, Malvern East. Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm RSVP: Elly Cridland firstname.lastname@example.org Finger food provided & drinks available for purchase over the bar.
Over the last few months we have had the pleasure of working with Beeb Birtles – of Zoot, Frieze, Mississippiand Little River Band (to name a few) fame – on his memoir Every Day of My Life and on the 14th of November 2017 to a packed house filled with friends and fans alike we had the pleasure of launching this outstanding and superlative book with the author himself, who had flown in from the US for this launch and a few book signings and interviews all over Australia.
At the idyllic Racecourse Hotel in the heart of Malvern East Beeb mingled with crowds, making everyone feel welcome and accompanying his speech gave a spirited and lively Q&A where many laughs were had and memories shared.
If you aren’t aware of what Every Day of My Life is about, it’s the remarkable tale of how Beeb Birtles conquered the music world – and then lost the band he had helped form. Gerard Bertlekamp arrived in Australia in the 1970s, a Dutch boy with no English. Within a short space of time he developed his love of music and adopted the stage name of Beeb Birtles. Beeb became part of the pop sensation of the 1970s, Zoot, along with Darryl Cotton and Rick Springfield. Beeb then went on to become one of the founding members of Little River Band (LRB), which was the first Australian band to break into the elusive American market and have a gold album in the US. Their hits include: ‘Reminiscing’, ‘Help is On its Way’, ‘Lonesome Loser’, ‘Curiosity (killed the cat)’, ‘Happy Anniversary’, ‘Lady,’ ‘It’s a Long Way There’ and ‘Every Day of My Life’.
Every Day of My Life is Beeb’s story: raw, honest and a fascinating insight into the music world and one man’s love of music.
Every Day of My Life is available in all good bookstores now and is an invaluable must-have for anyone who loves Australian music history – and with Christmas right around the corner it would also make a perfect gift too! ISBN: 9781925367973
At 2pm tomorrow Beeb Birtles will be speaking to Sydney’s Ray Burgess on 2NBC (90.1 NBC FM) from 2pm onwards. 2NBC (90.1 NBC FM) is a proud local community radio station which broadcasts out of the beautiful Peakhurst, Sydney. Beeb Birtles and Ray Burgess are long time friends so it promises to be a interesting interview for sure! And if you’re not a Sydney local, have no fear! You can tune in live following this link: 2NBC (90.1 NBC FM) live via Tunein.com
Beeb Birtles’ stunning memoir, Every Day of My Life is available in all good bookstores and if you’re interested in supporting community radio you can always check out 2NBC (90.1 NBC FM)‘s website at www.2nbc.com.au