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Read all the winning entries from KSP's 2018 Ghost Story Competition judged by Carolyn Wren in this free e-book anthology.
New Years Eve
The stories are based around the theme of New Year's Eve and span different genres; some embracing celebration, others following a darker journey into the New Year.
Fantasy, Paranormal & Science Fiction
Indigo Child, is the second instalment of the Scribe Chronicles, following the journey of the lead character Tara, an accomplished and celebrated author, as she navigates herself through life in two realms.
Writing Speculative Fiction
by Eugen Bacon
In this engaging and accessible guide, Eugen Bacon explores writing speculative fiction as a creative practice, drawing from her own work, and the work of other writers and theorists, to interrogate its various subgenres. Through analysis of writers such as Stephen King, J.R.R. Tolkien and J. K. Rowling, this book scrutinises the characteristics of speculative fiction, considers the potential of writing cross genre and covers the challenges of targeting young adults.
The first book of the Scribe Chronicles, we join Tara as she takes her first tentative steps into the spirit realm. After finally answering the desperate pleas of the tortured souls who dwell there.
The story of their horrific lives needs to be told, in order for them to move on in peace.
Always accompanied by Tanby, her friend, guide and protector, we meet Sorcha a disfigured girl treated only with loathing and abuse, who suffered so much injustice in her short life.
One Perfect Family
Praise for the Ellindale series
'One of the most lovely and heartwarming books I have ever read! *****' - Between the Pages
'A book of family, love, friendship and loyalty. *****' - Stardust Book Reviews
'I was gripped from the very first word on the very first page and I wasn't released until the last word on the last page . . . When I finished I felt like I had been through an emotional wringer. *****' - Ginger Book Geek
The Secrets at Ocean's Edge
Every family has secrets that bind them together. A heart-rending story of a guesthouse keeper and his wife who attempt to start over, from devastatingly talented debut author Kali Napier.
Under the Same Moon
Under the Same Moon, A Story from the Great War is the memorable fiction debut of Australian writer Chris Durrant. A
natural story-teller, the author weaves the true-life story of an
uncle who lost his life fighting the Germans in East Africa into a
wide-ranging tale that encompasses a cast of characters that readers will find hard to forget.
Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir
Kathleen O'Connor of Paris
What does it mean to live a life in pursuit of art? In 1906, Kathleen O’Connor left conservative Perth, where her famous father’s life had ended in tragedy. She had her sights set on a career in thrilling, bohemian Paris. More than a century later, novelist Amanda Curtin faces her own questions, of life and of art, as she embarks on a journey in Kate’s footsteps.
Traverse, a travel memoir, charts the unfolding disintegration of a marriage and a woman’s last-ditch attempt to rescue it by taking a difficult and dangerous trek with her husband. The landscape of Madagascar proves as rocky as her relationship, and the path forward must be hacked through harsh, uncharted jungle. The terrain brings her face to face with her own limitations and demons from her past.
Women's Fiction & Romance
In Barbara Gurney's new novel 'The Promise', we learn of an evolving but lasting friendship between four women: Eleanor, Pam, Jacqui and Rowena. 'The Promise' is a heart-warming story of friendship and loyalty with a touch of romance.
The Art of Keeping Secrets
Little secrets grow up to be big lies… They’ve been best friends since their sons started high school together, and Felicity, Emma and Neve share everything… or so they thought.
Crime & Mystery
According to Luke
'According to Luke' takes the reader on a quest for an ancient truth so explosive it attracts violent separatists, angry clerics, and demands a ransom of millions.
3 and a Half Murders
Two corpses . . . a woman lying dead on her bed, a man hanging from the ceiling fan.
A suicide note cum murder confession.
And a name . . . Shaunak Sodhi.
Someone's stolen your baby. But no one believes you.
You wake up alone after an emergency caesarean, desperate to see your child. And when you are shown the small infant in the nursery, a terrible thought takes root: this baby is not your baby.
No one believes you. Not the nurses, your father or even your own husband. They say you’re confused and delusional.
General & Literary Fiction
Scene and Circles
Originally written for the amusement of the KSP's very own Thursday Night Group, the story of Sophie and Malcolm expanded into a suburban odyssey of ephemeral relationships, transient jobs, parties, pubs and backyard bbqs. Published complete for the first time, Scene and Circles is a vivid depiction of an Australian milieu and landscape often mocked but rarely understood.
Summer Wright organises her life down to the minute. Until adventure-show queen Cougar Gale intervenes. Suddenly Summer is in Antarctica: learning climate science on the fly, building an igloo, improvising scripts based on Dynasty, and above all trying not to be revealed as an impostor.
Changing Lara Mock
Lara Perryman has spent her whole life traveling for her busy corporate job, so it's a relief when she takes early retirement and settles in a leisure village in Wiltshire. She quickly makes friends with the other residents and finds herself entangled in the ups and downs, triumphs and tragedies of her new community. A brand new contemporary series from Anna Jacobs.
A Feast of Sorrows
A Feast of Sorrows — Angela Slatter’s first U.S. collection — features twelve of the World Fantasy and British Fantasy Award-winning Australian author’s finest, darkest fairy tales, and adds two new novellas to her marvelous cauldron of fiction.
The Gate Theory
"We're all in pain. We try to keep the gates closed by falling in love, travelling, avoiding responsibility, getting drunk, taking drugs...anything to lose ourselves.
But the dull ache remains in each of us.
These stories are about the gates opening."
After many years of hard and invigorating labor as a teacher and a superb teacher-of-teachers, the poet in Anna Soter now reaches out to us as a steward of how the mind enters the body again. Her work continually seeks currents of momentum to transform our sculpted interiorities into organs of sensation and renewal.
Graffiti Lane looks at life through an unfiltered lens, bringing a personal perspective on the grittiness of urban living in an eclectic mix of traditional, shadow and freeform poetry.
Young Adult & Children's Books
Feral Fergus is the new children’s book by author of Toughen Up, Princess Sioban Timmer and Perth based publisher Jasper Books. Feral Fergus is a funny story about a young boy who has a bad habit of biting his toenails and it’s seriously affecting his social life! Sioban has again teamed up with illustrator Alison Mutton and they return with the same Aussie flair that readers embraced in their first book. Phone 0402 292 790 for sales enquiries.
Happiness (Happy) Glass has been a loner since moving to Brisbane and yet still dreams about living in Paris with her best friend Rosie after they finish Year Twelve. But Rosie hasn't been terribly reliable lately.