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 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.