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Anthologies & Collections
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.
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.
Fantasy, Paranormal & Science Fiction
Guardians of Wundor
Rift crossed lovers from very different worlds.
A fairy tale land where humans are the enemy.
Can their love survive two worlds trying to tear them apart?
If you like a thrilling adventure, snarky animal companions, and love worth fighting for, you will find it in this portal fantasy series.
Den of Wolves
With danger on two fronts, Blackthorn and Grim are faced with a heartbreaking choice—to stand once again by each other’s side or to fight their battles alone...
Troy knew his mission, and his loyalty brought everyone's trust around him. A battle-master whose experiences in traveling through parallel dimensions spanned for over a decade. Follow the journey of a long-time dimensional traveler, encountering powerful vampires who discover that he is more than what he appears to be.
The Lady Jewel Diviner
Diamonds, Death, and Devonshire tea… in a magical Regency England
Miss Elinor Avely’s proper upbringing cannot prepare her for the tiny, spinster vampire who crashes into her sitting room, demanding to be fed with a sheep.
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.
Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir
How to be Australian
Ashley Kalagian Blunt's 'How to Be Australian' is a funny and heartfelt memoir that explores Australian identity & culture through the eyes of a slightly anxious Canadian. A book for everybody, it traverses the realities of adulthood, marriage and how we find our place in the world.
Talent: Awakening in Hyper-Competitive Environments
In his book, Dr Alkesh Vyas, offers a new and proven perspective on how corporations can nurture the knowledge and experience generated amongst its employees to organically harness and grow creative and innovative solutions to sustain competitive and comparative advantage.
Serenity was written for my grand children, to know about their ancestors, and it contains poems and stories of difficulties during the War in Holland, Dad's navy history on war ships, and immigrating to Australia. How hard it was to begin in a new country. The book has 428 pages and is self published to buy a copy call Kitty also known as Catharina. 95712050
Women's Fiction & 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?
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.
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
Eye of a Rook
In 1860s London, Arthur sees his wife, Emily, struck down by a pain for which she can find no words, forced to endure harmful treatments and reliant on him for guidance. In contemporary Perth, Alice and her older husband, Duncan, find their marriage threatened as Alice investigates the history of hysteria, female sexuality and the treatment of the female body – her own and the bodies of those who came before.
A Funeral in Fiesole
A Funeral in Fiesole is a four-fold weave of memories told in turn by Paola, Brod, Suzanna and Nigel. Their youthful dreams are revealed, together with their hopes for the future.
Doors of Prague
So, who goes to Prague to hide away? Gillian does.
Intent on surviving her grief, in her own way, Gillian ignores the beauty and history of Prague, wallowing in her sadness.
On her daily wanderings, Gillian photographs dozens of doors: elaborate door, ugly doors, old doors, broken doors. People come from behind some of these doors and, over time, befriend her.
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."
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.
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
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?
Fassie, The Liveliest Phascogale
Fassie is the perkiest joey in her mother’s litter who faces danger bravely, and then, with much enthusiasm, encourages her entire family to follow her ‘up the tree trunks and around the branches, never slipping, never falling … where all night long they can run and jump and climb and hunt!’
Mavis is a normal teenager but with a unique connection with birds. On her 13th birthday her grandmother reveals that like each female in the generations before Mavis, it is her destiny to develop the abilities of the birds she loves. With Grandma's guidance and the help of a cheeky Macaw sidekick called Jervis, Mavis soon has the powers of the birds of the world.