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‘THE SOUL SPEAKS WITHIN’ LAUNCH

Suzanne Rogers launched her book, ‘The Soul Speaks Within’, at the beautiful Watershed Cafe in Mawson Lakes. Friends, family and book lovers arrived in great numbers to celebrate with Suzanne who spoke eloquently about her life and the many challenges she and her family have faced over the years. She hopes her book will offer guidance and encouragement to others who suffer similar fates. If you would like to learn more, or if you would like to buy a copy of Suzanne’s book you can contact her here.

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OLIVER MILLS’ BOOK LAUNCH

Oliver’s ‘Snapshot’ book launch at the Tea Tree Gully Library was a huge success. There was wine and cheese and books for sale, plus words of praise for Oliver and his poetry. What a great night! If you’d like a copy of Oliver’s gorgeous full colour book, email us, or email Oliver directly at oliverschoice87@gmail.com. They’re only $25.00 each. You can also find him on Facebook via his Oliver’s Choice page. Here’s a short video of the night with Maurice Mills singing Oliver’s version of The Kinks’ song ‘Tired of Waiting’…

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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, 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.

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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.

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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 

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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.

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If you’d like to purchase a copy, please email Gordon McPherson from North Eastern Writers at focaccia@adam.com.au.