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Why For Pity Sake?

By Jennifer McDonald, our CEO and Founder. During 2017, I’ve had the privilege of launching three books – As the Lonely Fly by Sara Dowse, The Swan Island Connection by Dorothy Johnston and The Last Double Sunrise by Peter Yeldham. Each of these authors have previously been published read more

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The Bowral Bodice-Ripper

When I read the first draft of Diana Thompson’s just released Winterflood’s Passion I dubbed it the ‘Bowral bodice-ripper’ a name that has stuck much to the bemusement of the author, I’m sure. An article in the Southern Highland News and the program of th read more

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As an amateur writer, I am constantly coming up with new ideas for stories or blogs. The note section on my phone is filled with obscure one-liners and vague ideas waiting to be utilized. I’ve gotten into the habit of carrying a small notebook with me wherever I go, and dashing down w read more

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Vegetarian Vampires- The Book!

My life was very different eight years ago, long before the Big Breast Adventure. I was working 10 to 12 hour days in-house with a huge, complex and demanding client who shall remain nameless (OK, it was Qantas). My mother-in-law had just passed away very suddenly sending shock waves read more

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The Art of Lying

I lied a lot as a kid. I think it stemmed from my paralysing fear of being in trouble, or disappointing others (I am a people pleaser, after all). I was usually caught out when I lied though, my downfall lay in the elaborate nature of the stories I told. I would begin with a simple en read more

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Anna Bligh, the Story so Far

Through the Wall: Reflections on Leadership, Love and Survival As the title of this lively memoir suggests, former Queensland premier Anna Bligh is a dab hand with metaphor. The central one of breaking through walls is developed throughout, and there are others: winding paths, flying read more

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