Mal Walden, author of The News Man (Brolga Publishing, 2017) and Good News! (Brolga Publishing, 2018) known most famously for his sixty-year career starting in country Victoria radio and then then shift to television as news anchor for channels 7 and 10 – retiring as one of most well-loved and respected news presenters of our time, will be attending and being a part of the speakers panel at Bayside Literary Festival!
The News Man – 60 Years of Television. ISBN: 9781925367492
Good News! ISBN: 9781925367928
Bayside Literary Festival will be hosted on Sunday, 27th of May 2018 and invites writers and readers to come together for a day of workshops, presentations, guest speakers and discussion panels.Bayside Literary Festival is in partnership with the Highett Neighbourhood House. Enjoy a glass of wine, canapes and the delightful sound of the Bayside Chamber Orchestra whilst mingling with fellow writers and our special guests.
There’s no stopping G. J. Maher! When he’s not stopping the public in their tracks with delicious chilli he’s fast gaining a solid fanbase and enthusiastic audience spanning the globe with his amazing, heartfelt and intrepid book Moon Over the Mediterranean!
This coming Wednesday (May 23rd 2018) he will be sitting down with the Bec Symons of ABC Gippsland from 10:10am so tune in! I know we will be! Bec Symons is known for her avid involvement in the local community and for her passion about bringing remarkable stories of the Gippslanders who have stolen her heart. Her regular panel is 10am – 11am weekdays on 100.7FM or you can tune in live at Radio.abc.net.au and you can check out more about her and her show by following this link: www.abc.net.au: Programs – Gippsland Mornings
If you haven’t yet found out what all the hype is about you can purchase Moon Over the Mediterranean at all good bookstores or by emailing email@example.com directly.
(Graphic sourced from: CancerAid Facebook – posted May 9th, 2018)
The indomitable Ros Ben-Moshe, author of Laughing at cancer (Brolga Publishing, 2017), La Trobe University Adjunct lecturer, Director and consultant with LaughLife Wellbeing Programs, motivational speaker AND survivor of bowel cancer – a shock diagnosis on her 43rd birthday – is now the newest Ambassador of CancerAid App. CancerAid – the number one cancer App in the US, UK and Australia, known for securing $500,000 with Shark Tank’s Andrew Banks and Glen Richards in 2017 and is used in 24 countries used by over 10,000 patients and caregivers. Click here to download the app – avail. via App Store (Apple Iphone) and Google Play (Android)
If you haven’t already got a copy of Laughing at cancer, it is available in all good bookstores and can be ordered directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This coming Monday (May 7th, 2018) in Melbourne we’re very happy to announce Ros Ben-Moshe, author of the phenomenal Laughing at cancer (Brolga Publishing, 2017) will be speaking at Melbourne Jewish Book Week at the ‘Mind your Mind‘ event and panel alongside Elise Bialylew and Howard Goldenberg to have a chat and explore their stories, discuss the latest science around mindfulness and how it can transform your life. Definitely a must-attend event if you’re able!
This event is hosted in the Ngargee Room,St Kilda Town Hall at 12:15 pm – 1:15pm.
Though the event is free, please do book so they can register expected attendance: Click here to attend ‘Mind Your Mind’ – With Elise Bialylew and Howard Goldenberg – May 7 12:15pm
Deborah Thomson’s breakout first book about her personal experiences, meticulously documented through journals, in an abusive situation and the journey to freedom for herself and her children, the amazing Whose Life is it Anyway?(which also features many current resources and excerpts from studies on the phenomena of intimate partner abuse and Australian support information) has rocketed up the list at Fullers Bookshop on their Non-Fiction list, securing No. 1 spot!
And not only is her book making waves, it’s also drawing amazing support as well! At one of her recent book signings her excellency governor Kate Warner attended and spoke of Whose Life is it Anyway? saying it was a unique and valuable resource for domestic violence services, after which she and her husband Richard very kindly donated 30 copies of Deborah’s book to Alina Thomas from SHE [www.she.org.au | Support, Help and Empowerment (SHE)] to be distributed to social services across Tasmania. Salvation Army also purchased 5 copies for their women’s refuges.
(Pictured – governor Kate Warner speaking at a book signing of ‘Whose Life is it Anyway?’ to a captivated room with author Deborah Thomson and other speakers)
Unstoppable, Deborah Thomson also attended and spoke at a Candlelight Vigil on Parliament Grounds in Hobart against Domestic Violence, below is the Hobart Mercury Newspaper’s feature.
(We would also like to take this opportunity make some amendments to the newspaper’s article, as Deborah’s surname was mistyped and her experiences that she speaks of in Whose Life is it Anyway? didn’t happen in Queensland as reported – however the rest of the article is fantastic and we and Deborah Thomson appreciate their support of local author’s and survivors of domestic violence)
If you haven’t yet nabbed your copy of Whose Life is it Anyway? you can find this at all good bookshops and can order directly by contacting Mark Zocchi on email@example.com ISBN: 9780648150862
If you or anyone you care about is at risk or would like to reach out for information/support, below are phone numbers you can contact:
000 – If your life is in immediate danger 1800 RESPECT (1800737732) – National Domestic Violence Hotline 24-hour support 131 114 – Lifeline 24-hour support 131 450 – Translating Service 1300 789 978 – Mensline Australia 1800 551 800 – Kids Help Line 1800 880 052 – National Disability Abuse Hotline 1300 364 277 – Relationships Australia support groups
Beeb Birtles, famous Dutch-Australian singer, songwriter and guitarist and part of the original Little River Band that rocketed to stardom, international acclaim and many, many awards (plus his own inductions to the ARIA Hall of Fame and SA Music Hall of Fame) has been featured in the Geelong Advertiser’s Weekend Extra and discusses his amazing first book, Every Day of My Life (Brolga Publishing, 2017)
(Journalist credit: Alex Sinnott).
If you haven’t snapped up this amazing title yet, a must-have for all Australian Music fans, you can purchase this at all good bookstores and you can also order Every Day of My Life directly by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org ISBN: 9781925367973
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: 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 Mediterraneanyou can find this title at all good bookstores, online and by directly contacting email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org ISBN: 9781925367928
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
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