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
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:
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
- 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
- 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/
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 – email@example.com
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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]
The 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:
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
At Brolga Publishing we have the chance work with amazing authors on some excellent stories, sometimes those authors and their tantalising tales-to-tell get nominated for not one, but TWO awards!
Juliet M. Sampson published her third book, Dance Demons, with us in May 2016; it is her third book (her others being ‘Behind the Mask’ and ‘Bon Voyage!’) and has been selected as a finalist for AusRomToday’s ‘2016 Book of the Year‘.
After a career in teaching Juliet followed her passion to become a full-time writer and novelist. Her tenacious work ethic and undeniable talent has cemented her position as a treasured contributor to the burgeoning Australian romance community so much so she herself has been nominated to be a finalist for AusRomToday’s ‘2016 Author of the Year‘
. Everyone at Brolga Publishing is so proud of Juliet and Dance Demons. To support Juliet in her nomination, please follow the below links to AusRomToday’s page and ‘like’ the image posts with Juliet and/or Dance Demons featured.
2016 Author of the Year
2016 Book of the Year
If you would like to order your own copy of Dance Demons please email – firstname.lastname@example.org or grab a copy from all good bookstores.
ISBN – 9781925367263
On a beautiful Saturday afternoon in the idyllic Umina Beach, located on the sun-soaked NSW Coast, Brolga Publishing were happy to attend and share in the launch of Steve Reilly’s latest book, The Hopes of Kings, sequel to Hidden Enemies (Brolga Publishing, 2015.) Surrounded by friends and fans alike Steve Reilly spoke to the crowd in the intimate Jasmine Greens Park Kiosk about The Hopes of Kings and the future of the series, to much praise and celebration for all his hard work to create such a vivid and rich story, filled with intrigue, betrayal, power-thirsty characters and a plot that has you turning pages and devouring chapters.
We’re also very excited and proud to see the talented Steve Reilly and his latest book featured in the Central Coast Gosford Express Advocate newspaper with a half-page interview and article in the Lifestyle section. See below,
If you want a copy for yourself Hopes of Kings is available for purchase in all good bookstores or can be ordered via Brolga Publishing directly by contacting,
An afternoon of rain wasn’t going to stop guests attending the launch of Mal Walden’s memoir and journey of the media of the time, The News Man – Sixty Years of Television, just as Mal himself was never halted no matter what the world threw across his desk – from reporting waist-deep in floods to some of the biggest stories of Australian News.
The launch itself had an excellent turn out with many people gathering in the cozy heart of Readings Hawthorne bookstore, located amidst the hustle and bustle of Glenferrie, as people came to celebrate an iconic Australian news presenter and grab a copy of one of the most anticipated books of the year.
If you would like to order a copy, you can find The News Man is available at all good bookstores or can be ordered via Brolga Publishing directly by contacting email@example.com.