Over the last few months we have had the pleasure of working with Beeb Birtles – of Zoot, Frieze, Mississippi and 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!
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
Life is a series of moments, some challenging, some seemingly stagnating in the process between start and finish. If you’ve ever found yourself looking at a goal/aspiration/project and wondering how to take the next step with progress and avoid feeling stuck, Definable Moments by Andrew Horsfield is an invaluable book and it is available now! Offering practical insights on how to accelerate performance Definable Moments is one of those rare books that will change how you work, lead and live.
Andrew Horsfield is a performance consultant who advises leaders in business, sports and enterprise, working exclusively with forward-thinking leaders who have work to get done. Known for avoiding the fist pumping rah-rah that sounds good, but rarely does much good, Andrew prefers to instead deliver cutting edge capability development that delivers real world results.
Definable Moments has been featured in this months C-Suite Book Club as a featured recommendation, C-Suite Book Club – Andrew Horsfield | Definable Moments.
If you’re interesting in keeping up with Andrew Horsfield, he can be found on Twitter Twitter.com/andrewsthriving and more information and contact details can be found on his website, Definablemoments.com
Definable Moments is available in all good bookstores or can be ordered directly by contacting Mark Zocchi – firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoot, Mississippi, Little River Band, Birtles Shorrock Goble … do any of these famous groups ring a bell – does it take you to a place of fond memories of the unforgettable hair, outfits and music and an unforgettable era for Australian music? Do you know what these all have in common? The enormously talented and famous Beeb Birtles of course!
We’re so grateful to have been able to work with Beeb to publish his memoir Every Day of My Life and now we’re super excited to pass on the excellent news – Eastland and Chadstone Dymocks stores (November 17th and 18th respectively) will be having Beeb Birtles himself in for a book signing! We very much encourage coming down, meeting a piece of music history and getting a book (or two) signed! Christmas is just around the corner and this is a must-have book for any music enthusiast!
Meet Beeb Birtles at Dymocks Eastland
Date: Friday, November 17th 2017
Venue: Dymocks Eastland, Eastland Shopping Centre, Shop 1136, 171-175 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood VIC 3134
www.dymocks.com.au | Beeb Birtles at Eastland – Friday, November 17 2017.
Meet Beeb Birtles at Dymocks Chadstone
Date: Saturday, November 18th 2017
Venue: Dymocks Chadstone, Chadstone Shopping Centre, 1341 Dandenong Road Chadstone Vic 3148
www.dymocks.com.au | Beeb Birtles at Chadstone – Saturday, November 18 2017.
Every Day of My Life ISBN: 9781925367973
We’re back from Frankfurt after attending the world’s most important international trade fair, The Frankfurter Buchmesse/Frankfurt Book Fair, which prides itself on the productive environment for selling content and book rights. What a wonderful experience, as it is every year – vibrant, exciting and bustling!
We’ve had continued interest in our books for overseas companies, such as the above which has been picked up by a North American Publishing Company, Red Wheel.
The widely lauded and acclaimed laughter wellness expert, Ros Ben-Moshe (author of the very popular Laughing at cancer book – Brolga Publishing, 2017) will be visiting the below Australian cities to present, talk and revitalise audiences in the way they speak about, think and approach ill-health, as well as attend local interviews that you can tune into. Ros Ben-Moshe is a leading expert in her field and her book, Laughing at cancer is infused with humour, hope and inspiration and features scientific evidence to ascertain the content is factually rigorous. If you would like to attend the speaking events/listen in to her latest interviews the dates are as follows:
- Free public event Brisbane Square Library (community meeting room)
Wednesday 4 October 4-5pm
- ABC Radio interview Brisbane Friday 6 October @10.30am
If you would like to keep up with Ros Ben-Moshe and her book you can follow her on Facebook or her Website.
If you haven’t yet gotten your own copy of Laughing at cancer yet it is available at all good bookstores and can be ordered directly by emailing email@example.com
Laughing at cancer
Don’t miss out on hearing Bill Robertson, ex-police and author of No Witness, No Case, discuss his latest book, Fox, at Glenroy Library tomorrow from 7pm onwards.
If you’re not aware of what the furore around Fox is about;
“Colin Fox, member of the Stolen Generation. He is principled, a protector, tent boxer and SASR warrior. As a boy he witnessed the murder of his sister Lucy and experienced extreme abuse. As a man he interrupted a serious assault upon his mentor, Caroline Connors and later became an integral member of her family. Highly respected by his SASR unit, he was sent to the UK for special training and there connected with members of his white father’s family for the first time. A passionate affair with a member of the English aristocracy resulted in his jailing for alleged rape. Whilst incarcerated, Caroline Connors and her daughter Judy are murdered. Fox swears revenge. As a consequence he meets a vicious Melbourne bikie gang involved in drugs, gun running and dog fighting, a gang which also harbours Caroline’s killer. Justice is effected in Fox’s own unique manner.”
Thursday, August 24th 2017
Register interest online:
If you would like to order a copy of Fox it is available in all good bookstores and can be ordered directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Deborah Smith, fully trained paramedic and author of the very much sought-after, informative and useful book, A Common Sense Guide to Aged Care – Choosing the right type of care for you or your loved one (Brolga Publishing, 2017) took time out of her busy schedule to be interviewed by Wendy Harmer on ABC Sydney (segment – Mornings with Wendy Harmer)
Deborah Smith and Wendy Harmer discuss honestly and candidly about the importance of setting up aged care directives and how Deborah’s book A Common Sense Guide to Aged Care – Choosing the right type of care for you or your loved one is filled with important, up-to-date information for anyone who is thinking about their or their loved one’s aged care – and how to make sure that comfort, safety and security are prioritised.
Photo Credit: ABC Radio Sydney
If you didn’t have the chance to tune in for the live broadcast, an online stream can be found here:
Deborah Smith talks A Common Sense Guide to Aged Care on ABC Sydney Radio – July 26th, 2017.
If you would like a copy of A Common Sense Guide to Aged Care – Choosing the right type of care for you or your loved one it is available at all good bookstores and can be ordered directly by contacting email@example.com
A little while ago we heard a little bird whispering in our ears that one of our amazing authors, the crime-thriller maven Toni Grant, was not only doing some promo at Abbey’s Bookshop but also found a copy of her book, Serpent Song in Dymocks and signed it before passing it to staff for a signed copy sticker!
Let us know if you’re the lucky one who nabbed this rarity! We’re love to hear from you!
Serpent Song is available in all good bookstores and can be ordered directly from Brolga Publishing by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
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…