Moon Over the Mediterranean @ Cobargo Folk Festival and globetrotting!

Since its launch Moon Over the Mediterranean has traveled the world – much like the full-hearted conscientious objector Alexander of which Moon Over the Mediterranean follows from 1960s Holland as he embarks on a lifetime adventure, travelling the hippie trail through Greece, India, Nepal, Kashmir, Afghanistan, Iran, Israel and beyond – and into the hands of new readers and supporters which have been so kind as to share photos of them and/or their copies of this touching adventure.

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Location: Germany











Location: Germany

Location: Germany









Location: Chapel Bridge, Lucerne, Switzerland

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland.  Note: The lion is a sculpture for the Swiss soldiers who fought for the French king in 1792











Location: Lucerne, Switzerland. Note: The bridge is the Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge) of Luzern, it’s the symbol of the city. It was built in the 14th century and in the 17th century about 100 paintings were added. Unfortunately in the night from 17th till 18th of August, 1993 the central part of the bridge was destroyed by a fire. The bridge was rebuilt, but 80% of the paintings had been lost forever

Geof (GJ Maher) also attended Cobargo Folk Festival where he sold and had book signings for Moon Over the Mediterranean. At this same festival he met and shared chilli wine with the incredibly talented Eric Bogle (The famous singer-songwriter, known notably for his songs ‘No Man’s Land‘ and ‘And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda‘), met the Aboriginal Elder of the Yuin Region, Ossie Cruze, and also had a good chat with the local poet and storyteller who goes by the name of ‘Campbell’.

Geof [GJ Maher] at his stand – Cobargo Folk Festival

Geof [GJ Maher] (left) Eric Bogle (right)

Ossie Cruze Aboriginal Elder of the Yuin region (centre) Geof [GJ Maher] and his supportive wife, Barbara

Local poet and storyteller ‘Campbell’ with his copy of Moon Over the Mediterranean













If you haven’t grabbed a copy yet of the captivating Moon over the Mediterranean you can find this title at all good bookstores, online and by directly contacting

ISBN: 9781925367898

Spotted in Readings Carlton – Good News! by Mal Walden

We always appreciate finding our authors’ books in bookstores and awed that we often seen the books and the hard work of the authors being appreciated, turned over in the hands of to-be readers – we’ve recently become aware that Good News! by Mal Walden (Australia’s longest serving news presenter and author of The News Man – Sixty Years of Television) is pride of place in the front window of the award-winning Readings Bookshop located in Carlton, Victoria.

If you haven’t snapped up your copy of Mal Walden’s latest book, it is available at all good bookshops or can be ordered directly by contacting
ISBN: 9781925367928

Mal Walden on Nova 100 telling the Good News!

Nova 100 (100.3 FM)’s Chrissie, Sam and Browny invited the impressive Mal Walden, Australia’s longest-serving television news presenter and author of The News Man (Brolga Publishing, 2016) to come into the studio to talk about his latest book, Good News (Brolga Publishing, 2017) and to discuss how news as we know it is effected by the 24-Hour news cycle.

Mal Walden ready to tell the Good News

Left to Right: Sam Pang, Chrissie Swan, Mal Walden and Jonathan Brown







Direct link to their article: We ask Mal Walden: ‘News / Not News’? (Dated January 23rd 2018) which features Mal Walden’s full interview in video or listen to the audio below:

Beeb Birtles interview tomorrow (16/11) with 2NBC’s Ray Burgess

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

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

ISBN: 9781925367973

Definable Moments defines optimum performance for work and life

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 and more information and contact details can be found on his website,

Definable Moments is available in all good bookstores or can be ordered directly by contacting Mark Zocchi –
ISBN: 9781925367959

Beeb Birtles Book Signing @ Dymocks Eastland + Chadstone

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
Time: 1pm
Venue: Dymocks Eastland, Eastland Shopping Centre, Shop 1136, 171-175 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood VIC 3134
Cost: FREE | Beeb Birtles at Eastland – Friday, November 17 2017.

Meet Beeb Birtles at Dymocks Chadstone
Date: Saturday, November 18th 2017
Time: 1pm
Venue: Dymocks Chadstone, Chadstone Shopping Centre, 1341 Dandenong Road Chadstone Vic 3148
Cost: FREE | Beeb Birtles at Chadstone – Saturday, November 18 2017.

Every Day of My Life ISBN: 9781925367973

Ros Ben-Moshe and ‘Laughing at cancer’ speaking events in Brisbane + Adelaide!

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

Laughing at cancer
ISBN: 9781925367843

Common Sense Guide to Aged Care on ABC Sydney – 26 July 2017

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
ISBN: 9781925367690

‘Serpent Song’ Promo + Author suprise signed book

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
ISBN: 9781925367805

James Maclean (author of ‘Mordialloc’) speaking event July 29th, 2017.

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
(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…
ISBN: 9781925367270