DOES IT ALWAYS HAVE TO BE BAD NEWS?
News rooms everywhere ask this question constantly, but there are good news stories out there. Stories that highlight the resilience and ingenuity of people, examples of kindness and compassion we show to each other, the determination to overcome hardship and the creative way people improve their lives. Mal Walden, the much loved former Melbourne newsreader who has been involved with journalism and the media for over six decades, presents his latest book – a collection of Good News! Jam packed with stories of survival, invention, compassion and decent human kindness.
If you want to come along and celebrate the launch of this ingenuous new book, Good News! from the author of the wildly popular The News Man (Brolga Publishing, 2016) you are welcome to attend! Please note, we ask that you RSVP so we can keep track of attendance numbers.
Date: Wednesday, 6th of December 2017.
Venue: The Racecourse Hotel – 895 Dandenong Rd, Malvern East.
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
RSVP: Elly Cridland email@example.com
Finger food provided & drinks available for purchase over the bar.
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!
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 were very honoured to attend and be a part of the launch of one of the most highly-anticipated titles released this year – Fabulous Phil by Matt Watson – at the stunning Bella Union venue in Carlton on August 28th 2017. The launch was graced with the football hero and icon himself, Phil Carman; he spoke candidly and told tales and adventures from his youth, career and life after to a packed house.
Many books were sold and signed – with Phil Carman having a lovely chat with everyone who approached him and proceeds from door sales going towards the MND Foundation (Motor Neurone Disease Foundation Australia)
If you haven’t nabbed your ripper copy of Fabulous Phil yet it is available at all good bookstores and can be ordered directly by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to donate to the register to purchase the 2018 Big Freeze Beanie and/or donate/support the MND foundation you can follow this link https://curemnd.org.au and score a point for a more research and better lives for Australians battling MND.
Fabulous Phil ISBN: 9781925367850
On Friday, July 7th 2017, we had the pleasure of attending the launch of Hidden World Inside Story of the Soul in the gorgeous One Space HQ, which is situated in idyllic Bondi Junction in Sydney. The packed house, interspersed with attendees donning masks to fit the launches’ theme of masquerade, were treated to a lovely night listening to talented artists accompanying the author and his book’s launch.
Photo credit: Tom Jones (www.mrtomjones.com)
Photo credit: Tom Jones (www.mrtomjones.com)
Dr. Kaushik Ram; author of Hidden World Inside Story of the Soul – who amongst other accomplishments is a world-leading and renowned neuroscientist who intends to teach us about the human subconscious and how to naturally invigorate our subconscious potential has over a 17 years’ experience in the academic field since graduating from University of Sydney with a PHD in Neuroscience and now had written his first book; which mixes poetry and science in a powerful tour de force with aim to guide readers to self-reflect and reassemble the pieces of what we thought we know about ourselves and world around us.
Artist: Vanessa Forbes | Photo credit: Tom Jones (www.mrtomjones.com)
Artist: Olivia Rosebery | Photo credit: Tom Jones (www.mrtomjones.com)
Hidden World Inside Story of the Soul is out now and available at all good bookstores and though Dr. Kaushik Ram’s website you can also order a signed copy (for a limited time!) http://drkaushikram.com/product/pre-order/
Photo credit: Tom Jones (www.mrtomjones.com)
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.