Toni Grant and her crime thriller/romance Serpent Song have taken hold of many readers and media outlets, and rightly so, as we follow the trail with Francesca Salucci as she investigates the suspicious death of a biker which takes her from Sydney to Rome – all the way into a small town on the Italian Riviera where she reunites with an old lover and she has no choice but to confront her past and origins. Toni Grant wrote this enthralling tale in a mere 8 months with some exceptionally good resources, one being her husband Police Minister and ex-cop with an incredible 23 years experience, Troy Grant.
‘The Australian’ dated June 26, 2017. Credit: theaustralian.com.au
If you haven’t been bitten by Serpent Song yet it is available in all good bookstores now.
Phil Carman is a name that needs no introduction as an iconic part of Australian Football history, known best by the moniker Fabulous Phil – which also is the name of the debut book by Matt Watson about the football nomad who played for Norwood, Collingwood, Melbourne, Essendon and North Melbourne and had his fair share of adventures on and off the field, including fronting the tribunal more than once for his on-field escapades.
There is a great deal of excitement surrounding this explosive biography, and rightly so! Phil Carman has appeared on 3AW on ‘Nights with Steve Price’ (dated: June 14th 2017) and if you didn’t get the chance to tune in when it first was broadcast it can be found by following this link: ‘Nights with Steve Price’ interviewing Phil Carman – June 14 2017
Phil Carman and Neil Mitchell
Phil Carman At 3AW
Phil Carman on air with Neil Mitchell
Phil Carman also was interviewed for Herald Sun newspaper, having a full spread in the sports’ section with Ando’s Shout which can be viewed below,
Credit: Herald Sun / Hamish Blair.
Fabulous Phil by Matt Watson is available at all good bookstores, it can also be ordered directly from Phil Carman’s website: PhilCarman.com.au
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
Update June 9th 2017: Ros Ben-Moshe’s interview went very well, we are so proud of Ros’ hard work on Laughing at cancer – How to Heal with Love, Laughter and Mindfulness and also her landing a seat opposite the enigmatic Libbi Gorr yesterday to talk about her book and her work focusing on health and wellness being a Laughter Yoga facilitator. If you wanted to tune in but missed the live interview, never fear, there is a digital link: Ros Ben-Moshe’s interview with Libbi Gorr on ‘Afternoons’ June 8, 2017
[Ros Ben-Moshe speaks to Libbi Gorr 31:33 – 40:47.]
Original post June 7th 2017:
We’ve got some exciting news, not only is Ros Ben-Moshe‘s book, Laughing at cancer – How to Heal with Love, Laughter and Mindfulness released this month but TOMORROW Ros Ben-Moshe will be interviewed on ABC Melbourne Radio 774 AM 1:20pm LIVE speaking with Libbi Gorr who is sitting in for Clare Bowditch in the ‘Afternoons with Clare Bowditch’ scheduled show this week. They will discuss Ros’ work as the Director of LaughLife Wellbeing Programs amongst her extensive work and promotion of health and wellness via laughter and her newly-released as her book – which is filled with humour, insight and sensitivity and encourages a change of thinking of how we talk about and view illness. Laughing at Cancer – How to Heal with Love, Laughter and Mindfulness aims to provide strategies to enhance resilience – a factor often diminished by ill-health.
Front cover of ‘Laughing at cancer – How to Heal with Love, Laughter and Mindfulness’ ISBN: 9781925367843
Link to information about the scheduled show: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/melbourne/programs/afternoons/afternoons/8581844
Libbi Gorr – photo credit: abc.net.au
Ros Ben-Moshe, Author of ‘Laughing at cancer – How to Heal with Love, Laughter and Mindfulness’
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/
This year is near-coming to a close with some excellent news! Dance Demons, by the effervescent Juliet M. Sampson has won the 2016 Book of the Year in the AusRomToday’s Reader’s Choice Awards!
We’re so excited and overjoyed for Juliet and for Dance Demons. Juliet has worked really hard in all her writing, creating vibrant worlds and enigmatic characters. By no surprise she has become a treasured and valued member of the Australian Romance community, her characters swing right off the page and draw you in and the story keeps you there … possibly up well past your bed time as you devour every chapter hungry for one more page.
If you haven’t yet shimmied into your local bookstore and grabbed a copy we highly recommend doing so, maybe even picking up a copy for yourself or someone who loves the enticing world of dance and romance for Christmas!
You can also order a copy from us by contacting email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.