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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – email@example.com or grab a copy from all good bookstores.
ISBN – 9781925367263
Heralded as the most important industry event of the year and running for a mere 5 days (October 19 – 23 2016) The Frankfurt Book Fair is a world-over respected event for the publishing industry where exhibitors, traders and the general public gather together in one place.
This is the place to be to indulge in all things book related, to sit in conferences and hear from speakers, attend events about design, trade, digitization, education, film, illustration, merchandising, self publishing, translation and many, many more! This really is no small event with 7,100 exhibitors from over 100 countries; around 270,000 visitors and over 9,300 journalists and bloggers and we’re happy to once again be a part of this amazing event where we will be presenting a range of our titles and enjoying everything the fair has to offer. We hope to see you there!
(Pictured: Company Director Mark Zocchi and just some of our titles at The Frankfurt Book Fair in 2015)
The News Man – Sixty Years of Television
Mal Walden (October 2016 release)
This is the story behind the stories we think we know…
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…
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org