‘Fabulous Phil’ is talk of the town!

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
ISBN: 9781925367850

The Launch of ‘Laughing at cancer’ + The Shtick

 

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.
ISBN: 9781925367843

Ros Ben-Moshe reading from 'Laughing at cancer'     Ros Ben-Moshe, author.

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

Tune in! Health and Wellness is on the waves!

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’

 

Come listen & meet The Drover’s Daughter!

In February 2017 we had the pleasure of publishing The Drover’s Daughter by Patsy Kemp, an amazing memoir about her growing up on stock routes of sheep transport in New South Wales and Queensland in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Her story is full of warmth, honesty and humour and now we’re so excited to announce that she will be coming to local libraries in Melbourne to speak about her book. If you’re interested to come along and enjoy her giving a voice to a neglected part of Australian history you can find her speaking at the below and times:

Monday 15 May
Moonie Library                                 9.30am-10.30am
Meandarra Library                           1.30pm-3.30pm

Tuesday 16 May
Wandoan Library                              11.30am-1.00pm
Jandowae Library                             6.30pm-7.30pm

Wednesday 17 May
Chinchilla Library                              1.30pm-3.00pm

Thursday 18 May
Tara Library                                         11.00am-12.00pm
Dalby Library                                      6.00pm-8.00pm

Friday 19 May
Bell Library                                          9.30am-10.30am

Booking details:
Western Downs Libraries website, with full details and a link to bookings: https://www.westerndownslibraries.com/the-drovers-daughter/
A direct link to the Eventbrite page:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/myevent?eid=33603317427

‘Serpent Song’ more than music to the ears!

Recently we here at Brolga were very excited to see and be a part of the launch Serpent Song by Toni Grant – A highly anticipated crime thriller and first book by the talented author that explores many themes; romance, betrayal, greed, moral conflict and emotional vulnerability while keeping you on the edge of your seat with its immersive language and scene setting.

You should watch out for this amazing new title as it slithers onto the shelves of all good book retailers, it’ll strike you and you’ll become enraptured with every twist and turn as the protagonist and strong female lead, Mila Salucci starts to investigate the death of a biker and this intrigue will unknowingly will lead her across the globe from Sydney to Rome, meeting those trafficking drugs and others involved within the various Australian crime gangs and their internal power struggles. Nothing will prepare Mila as with her life in danger she takes refuge in the outback and she must come to terms with her biggest battle yet – her past.
 
Serpent Song is set to be a duology, with a sequel to Serpent Song to come in the near future, just in case you can’t wait to sink your fangs into more of Toni Grant’s work.

Serpent Song is available in all good bookstores and you can also order a copy from us by contacting – markzocchi@brolgapublishing.com.au
ISBN: 9781925367805

Premier Gala Screening of ‘RAW The Documentary’

Alan and Janette. Credit: http://rawveganpath.com/about-us/

First, they came for the world record, now they’re bringing us an exciting and enlightening documentary which details their World Record setting 366 consecutive marathons (while both in their 60’s no less) around Australia and not only covering 15,782kms but also doing it on a raw vegan diet.

RAW The Documentary (based from the popular book ‘Raw Can Cure” by Janette Murray-Wakelin. Brolga Publighing + first published in 2013) sets out to shatter some misconceptions of what one can achieve eating a raw vegan diet. It explores the lives of Janette and Alan as they began to consider the benefits of a raw diet after Janette was diagnosed with cancer and given 6 months to live. Now years on and in their 60’s and healthy as a direct result of their fitness and commitment to ethical diets they want to share the amazing feats they have completed and the experiences along the way – which include the beauty of family, the love they have shared for over 30 years, a lifetime of fitness, the marathons in the great Australian nature encountering cyclones, torrential rain and 44+ degree weather. RAW The Documentary stands to be an informative resource for our awareness of the possibilities achievable on a raw vegan diet and the larger comments on the betterment of the environment, water sources and the considerations of all the species on this planet.

PREMIER GALA SCREENING
Comics Lounge  |  26 Errol Street, North Melbourne
Sunday 19th of February, 2017   |  6pm – 10:30pm

Includes:

  • Screening of RAW The Documentary
  • Live Q&A With Janette and Alan
  • Quest Speaker Philip Wollen OAM
  • Entertainment by Stinky Picnic
  • Books and DVDs available for purchase

TICKETS:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/raw-the-documentary-film-premiere-gala-melbourne-tickets-31212868530

  • No Age Restriction
  • Free Parking & Public Transport (#57-Stop 11 Nth Melbourne)
  • More information about RAW The Documentary, Janette and Alan can be found on: http://rawveganpath.com/

Flying into Danger (and off the shelves!)

Meticulous research, hard work and a passion for writing once again brings us an amazing book, Flying into Danger from John Ramsland (author of Remembering Aboriginal Heroes, Venturing into no Man’s Land: the charmed life of Joseph Maxwell VC – World War I hero and The Rainbow Beach Man: the life and times of Les Ridgeway, Worimi Elder [All published with Brolga Publishing] amongst other books, articles and letters).
Flying into Danger tells the story of Paul Brickhill, an iconic Australian fighter pilot who became a Prisoner of War in WWII that would go on not only to survive the ordeal but also to return and become a writer in England – amongst the trauma endured during that time that would lead to a near-two decade breakdown he would pen a collection of tour-de-force books that won him celebrity and after that he returned Australia – these books remain untouched by time and shape the way we view history. Paul Brickhill’s life that has been collated and transcribed by John Ramsland in Flying into Danger is immersive, informative and captivating. A must-read for those interested in Australian wartime, aviation, military biographies, Australian film and/or the books/films The Great Escape, Reach for the Sky and The Dam Busters.Available now in all good bookstores and you can also order a copy from us by contacting – markzocchi@brolgapublishing.com.au
ISBN: 9781925367683

‘Dance Demons’ Dances Right Into First Place!

This year is near-coming to a close with some excellent news! Dance Demons, by the effervescent Juliet M. Sampson has won the 2016 Book of the Year in the AusRomToday’s Reader’s Choice Awards!
Congratulations Juliet & Dance Demons!
We’re so excited and overjoyed for Juliet and for Dance Demons. Juliet has worked really hard in all her writing, creating vibrant worlds and enigmatic characters. By no surprise she has become a treasured and valued member of the Australian Romance community, her characters swing right off the page and draw you in and the story keeps you there … possibly up well past your bed time as you devour every chapter hungry for one more page.

If you haven’t yet shimmied into your local bookstore and grabbed a copy we highly recommend doing so, maybe even picking up a copy for yourself or someone who loves the enticing world of dance and romance for Christmas!

You can also order a copy from us by contacting markzocchi@brolgapublishing.com.au
ISBN: 9781925367256

 

Mal Walden signing @ Dymocks Eastland Shopping Centre

Excited to pick up your copy of The News Man – Sixty Years of Television?
Would you like the opportunity to have your copy signed by the enigmatic and effervescent author himself? You’re in luck! Dymocks, in the recently renovated Eastland Shopping Centre will be hosting a book signing on Saturday 10th December! [Location details: Dymocks Eastland – Shop 1136, 171-175 Maroondah Hwy. Ringwood 3136]
website-post-mal-book-signing-eastlandThe News Man is a breakout book detailing not only the stories that shaped a nation as they broke but also constructed with the recorded journal entries of the serendipitous and life-changing moments Mal experienced as he became not only a beloved Australian icon but the longest serving news presenter in Australian television history. The News Man takes us to the front lines of the news but also to the cutting edge of the evolution of Australian television. This is a must-have read for anyone interested in Australian history and television. Perfect gift for Christmas too!

For more information please contact:
admin@brolgapublishing.com.au OR
markzocchi@brolgapublishing.com.au.

 

A Journey around the World, a true lifetime of Adventure…

There is no slowing down for Ben Lochtenberg, even in retirement. His hard work and interest in his family history has culminated in the engrossing autobiography, A Boy on the Last Boat which he launched on Thursday, 18th of November at the award-winning venue of Avenue Bookstore (Swan Street, Richmond). Ben spoke of his life, the motivation for putting his story to paper, this includes the sorrow of his father’s passing as a Japanese POW, the joy of meeting his wife, Margaret (This year they celebrated their 60th marriage anniversary) and the journey of their growing family and their travels that spanned the entire globe.

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His book is meticulously researched; with Ben and Margaret even traveling to find the final resting place of his father who has such a profound effect on the small boy, aged just ten years old, that escaped on the last boat out of Java as the Japanese befell the island as part of the Pacific War in South-East Asia.

ISBN:  9781925367416
$26.99
If you are interested in purchasing a copy, A Boy on the Last Boat is available for purchase in all good bookstores or can be ordered via Brolga Publishing directly by contacting markzocchi@brolgapublishing.com.au.