Here’s what Daniel Palmer, author and editor of Sampson Flat Bushfire, had to say about his experience of self-publishing with Solo:
I began writing about my experiences during the bushfire as a way of resolving a lot of anguish that came from the event. The volume of material quickly added up, and the idea of writing a local history book began. I searched the internet for local book publishers and hit a wall, with many hurdles presented by companies that made the task of publishing appear to be an insurmountable process.
Lucky for me a friend suggested that I contact Gary MacRae, and after a friendly chat, the ball was quickly rolling in the right direction. Gary very clearly explained throughout the publication process what he needed of me, and before I knew it, a manuscript was in my hands. It was one of the proudest moments of my life, holding a copy of my book, and I cannot thank him enough for helping my dream to become a success.
Daniel is an engineering surveyor by profession and a volunteer with the South Australian Country Fire Service, the Paracombe Brigade. Daniel was heavily involved in fighting the Sampson Flat bushfire of 2015, of which he decided to write a book about the experience for historical purposes. Please visit our Author page for Daniel’s contact details.
Oliver Mills, author of ‘Snapshot’ will be launching his book at the Tea Tree Gully Library on March 28 at 6.00 p.m. For further details, please visit his Facebook page
As proud sponsors of the Tea Tree Gully Poetry Festival we assist with the publication of the Festival’s anthology, which includes poems from the Festival’s main events including the winners of the Ken Vincent poetry competition. This year’s competition was based on the theme ‘In the Wild’ and there’s some pretty wild and wonderful poetry in there.
If you’d like to purchase a copy, please email Gordon McPherson from North Eastern Writers at email@example.com.