SNEAK PEEK

The News Man – Sixty Years of Television
Mal Walden (October 2016 release)

This is the story behind the stories we think we know…

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The News Man offers a personal look at the public face of news by one of the most well-loved and respected news presenters of our time…
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Mal Walden was 17 years of age when he applied for his first job in media. At age 70, he gracefully crossed the finishing line to be recognised as the longest serving newsman on Australian television.

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Each year Walden maintained a journal in which he recorded his personal life-changing moments woven through some of the biggest headlines of our times. Today they form a record – not only of his life as a newsman – but an evolution of television news now in its sixtieth year and facing what many proclaim is the imminent ‘death of news’ in all its traditional forms.

Watch this space!

Pre-order copies: admin@brolgapublishing.com.au

Rhythm of the Soul

APRIL 30TH: It was a full house at the Brighton Library as celebrated the release of author Juliet M. Sampson’s third novel, Dance Demons.
But this wasn’t just your average book launch, folks – think spicy Latin beats, dance champions and delicious cupcakes!

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Juliet M. Sampson – author of Bon Voyage! and Behind the Mask – has colourfully danced her way into the Young Adult market this year with the much anticipated release of Dance Demons. 

The carefully crafted story was partly inspired by her own love of dance, she says. Throughout Juliet’s life she has been exposed to the world of dance, leaning styles of jazz, ballet and tap. In recent years, Juliet was introduced to the world of Latin dance, the Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive and Samba.

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A big thank you to everyone who came along to the launch of Dance Demons. A special mention goes out to speakers Lynda (Brighton Library) and Carmen (Latin dance gold medalist).

Juliet is currently writing her fourth novel. We can’t wait to see what you have in store for us! Find out more: www.julietmsampson.com.au


Dance Demons (2016)

ISBN: 9781925367263
$19.99

When Stephanie’s boyfriend is tragically killed in a car accident on the night of her 17th birthday, her once colourful life is thrown into utter chaos… but is there more to the story than she has been led to believe?

Stephanie fails to find answers, even after a visit to the eccentric psychic Madam Farrell. Broken and disconnected, and in search of a distraction, Stephanie soon finds comfort in dance. However, this form of comfort quickly morphs into a dangerous addiction. Spicy Latin beats pulsate through her veins as she delves deeper into the handsome and alluring teacher Anton’s dark world of dance.

Will the dance Stephanie loves lead her down a path of destruction or will it give her answers she is searching for?

To order copies, email markzocchi@brolgapublishing.com.au

 

JOYCE TO THE WORLD

Late April saw us celebrate the launch of author Joyce Munnich’s second novel, Christina. Company Director Mark Zocchi headed over to Brisbane to help promote the release…

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Loosely based on her family’s history, Christina tells the story of a young Danish family migrating to Australia in the late 1800s. Brisbane born and bred, Joyce

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Joyce Munnich was born in Brisbane, Queensland, and has lived there for most of her life. Joyce has always been interested in writing and has had close to one hundred short stories published in various magazines. In 2015 she published her first full-length novel with Brolga, Footprints on the Sands of Time. The novel was well received by critics, scoring 5/5 stars in some reviews.

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A big thank you to everyone who came along to the launch. We look forward to your next novel, Joyce! Watch this space.

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Christina (2016)
Joyce Munnich
From Denmark to Australia – A young woman’s tale of migration
IBSN: 9781925367218
$26.99

When Christina Skov is eight years old she leaves her Danish homeland to sail across the great oceans of the world to Australia. The year is 1871 and the Queensland Government is providing free passage for families willing to take up land and help develop the Colony. Life in their new country is hard for the Skov family but Christina learns to cope with the hardships and set-backs that come their way.

To order copies, email markzocchi@brolgapublishing.com.au

GRIPPING CRIME ‘TAILS’

April was a busy time indeed for the cubs at the Brolga den. Mid-month saw us launch the much anticipated, gripping crime tale of FOX. Spin-off to Bill Robertson’s No Witness, No Case, FOX has already got chins wagging and whiskers twitching…

“Full of pacy actions, a resilient and likaebale lone wolf in its leading man”
The Weekly Times

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It was a superb day of sunshine, book signings and scrumptious snacks as we gathered to celebrate the launch of Bill’s second novel

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A big thank you to our fabulous (and rather foxy) friends at Mister Fox in Ringwood for hosting the event.

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FOX (2016)
Bill Robertson
Lethal SAS veteran living between two cultures
ISBN: 9781925367126
$24.99

Part Scottish, part Aboriginal, Colin Fox is a member of the Stolen Generation. Raised in a period of abuse and sorrow, Fox’s innate sense of decency and justice sees him not only survive but become a respected SAS warrior.
Fox’s quest for justice is soon challenged by dangerous bikie gangs, gun running, dog fighting and a mind that is pure evil.
Ultimately, Fox decides on the only law he can trust – his own.

Author Bill Robertson retired from Victoria Police as an Assistant Commissioner after 36 years. Working beforehand at metropolitan and country stations, he held the portfolios of Research & Development and Personnel & Police Training. This is his second novel.

To order copies or for more information, please contact markzocchi@brolgapublishing.com.au