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Anthologies & Collections
Well Behaved Women
In moments disquieting or quietly inspiring, this collection considers the complexity of the connections we make—with our family, friends and neighbours, and with those met briefly or never at all.
A Web Untangling
Brenda Berrisford’s book A Web Untangling and other stories is her second book of short stories and poems. She has written for the Writefree Women’s Group anthology for the past 20 years.
Fifty years after her passing, the KSP Writers’ Centre community have banded together to reflect on the life and legacy of noted Australian author Katharine Susannah Prichard (1883-1969).
With the conjuring of fictional fancies, poetic reminiscences, and enthralling essays, these pages are filled with evocative tales that bring Katharine back to life.
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.
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
The Dog Next Door
Every heart needs a little ‘yelp’.
Seeking respite from her life in the city, Olivia Summers heads to the seaside town of Whitecap Cove where she once spent a memorable family holiday as a teenager. Her hopes of a peaceful stay are soon disrupted by the constant barking from the dog next door. Summonsing the courage to complain to the neighbours, Olivia unwittingly ﬁnds herself embroiled in a more serious situation.
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 Sunrise Girl
A series of one-night-stands brings Lucy much-needed escape, but it all comes crashing down when the past comes back to haunt her.
Lucy’s head is a mess, and she knows she needs help, but just as she's starting to make some headway, Em convinces her a holiday to the party island of Ibiza is all the respite she needs. Falling back into her former party-girl ways, Lucy soon realises that Em is right. But is Ibiza just a smokescreen?
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."
The Wagtail's Tale
WA writer, Betty Pyke, showcases a beautiful selection of poems written by her mother, and an award-winning Australian poet, Lillian May Egan.
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.
Mala of Words
With a talent for storytelling and metaphors flowing from the deepest level of her mind, Sabrina's poems are powerful at awakening change within the reader.
The poems within this book are designed to invite communication and reconnection, first and foremost with yourself but also with others.
Young Adult & Children's Books
Devil’s Ballast is action-packed yet nuanced, culturally relevant and sharp as a cutlass. Based on the true story of Anne Bonny, this new novel by the remarkable Meg Caddy brings to life one of history’s most fascinating anti-heroines.
The Golden Orb
When eleven-year old Danny becomes trapped in a mysterious land of garden gnomes, ghosts and gigantic spiders, his only chance of returning home lies in the magical powers of the Meelyion plant. But does it still exist?
In a small town, everyone thinks they know you: Charlie is a hardcore rocker, who's not as tough as he looks. Hammer is a footy jock with big AFL dreams, and an even bigger ego. Zeke is a shy over-achiever, never macho enough for his family. But all three boys hide who they really are. When the truth is revealed, will it set them free or blow them apart?