Flying into Danger (and off the shelves!)

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 – markzocchi@brolgapublishing.com.au
ISBN: 9781925367683

A Journey around the World, a true lifetime of Adventure…

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.

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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.

ISBN:  9781925367416
$26.99
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 markzocchi@brolgapublishing.com.au.

Exciting Book Launches + Media Features aren’t just a thing of Fantasy!

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.
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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,
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ISBN:  9781925367607
$24.99
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,
markzocchi@brolgapublishing.com.au

Stop the presses! ‘The News Man’ has launched!

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.
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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.

ISBN: 9781925367492
$34.99
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 markzocchi@brolgapublishing.com.au.

Growing Up Ain’t Easy…

Launch date: July 14 2016

It was a packed house launching James Maclean’s first book, Mordialloc at the beautiful riverside modern venue of the Bridge Hotel in Mordialloc.
We were overjoyed to hear James make a speech that moved the room and made everyone laugh. It’s no wonder his book achieves the same.

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We at Brolga Publishing were excited to see such a wonderful turn out for this thrilling new title that explores the transition into manhood with wit, raw emotion and light humour that aims to be a candid reminder that no matter who you are, or what you are, growing up ain’t easy.

Book Table      James Maclean, Author.

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With year 12 in the rear view mirror, Floyd 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.

ISBN: 9781925367270
$24.99
To order copies, email markzocchi@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