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Archibald, The Naughtiest Elf in the World Goes to the Zoo by Skye Davidson, illustrated by Ágnes Rokiczky

Title: Archibald, The Naughtiest Elf in the World Goes to the Zoo Author: Skye Davidson, illustrated by Ágnes Rokiczky Genre: Fantasy, Picture Book Publisher: Elephant Tree Publishing Published: August 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 32 Price: $19.95 Synopsis: Archibald is the naughtiest elf in the whole wide world, who loves nothing more than doing extremely mischievous… Continue reading Archibald, The Naughtiest Elf in the World Goes to the Zoo by Skye Davidson, illustrated by Ágnes Rokiczky

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Small Publisher Spotlight: Odyssey Books

Latest in my series of posts for the Australian Women Writer's Challenge Odyssey Books was founded in 2009 by Michelle Lovi, who fell in love with publishing whilst working for the public service in Canberra. Through her volunteer work for a magazine, she began to consider the different types of independent publishing available. Print-on-demand, self-publishing,… Continue reading Small Publisher Spotlight: Odyssey Books

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Small Press – The Author People, originally posted on Australian Women Writers Challenge Blog

The latest in my series on small presses, including a little taste of my chat with Lou Johnson at the book launch for A Reluctant Warrior by Kelly Brooke Nicholls. I hope my review of Kelly's book will follow soon. Lou Johnson founded The Author People and is located in the same offices as Murdoch… Continue reading Small Press – The Author People, originally posted on Australian Women Writers Challenge Blog

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The Pacific Room by Michael Fitzgerald

Title: The Pacific Room Author: Michael Fitzgerald Genre: Fiction Publisher: Transit Lounge Published: 1st July 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $29.95 Synopsis: ‘A wonderfully stylistic novel, dreamlike and mesmeric. It moves with ekphrastic cadences, from painting to writing and back again, between the present and the past, both muted and full of nuance, like… Continue reading The Pacific Room by Michael Fitzgerald

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Small Publisher Spotlight: University of Western Australia Publishing — Australian Women Writers Challenge Blog

The following post by Ashleigh Meikle (co-authored by Elizabeth Lhuede) is the third in our occasional series highlighting small presses. It focuses on UWA Publishing. University of Western Australia Publishing (UWAP) was established in 1935, 24 years after the founding of the university. In that time, it has published over 800 books over a range… via… Continue reading Small Publisher Spotlight: University of Western Australia Publishing — Australian Women Writers Challenge Blog

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Small Publisher Spotlight: Transit Lounge — Australian Women Writers Challenge Blog

Engaging with other cultures and ways of living beyond our own is perhaps the most powerful aspect of reading, and one reason I am doing the AWW challenge – not only to read more women writers but also to try and read more diversely. Although I often pick a book based on the plot, not… via… Continue reading Small Publisher Spotlight: Transit Lounge — Australian Women Writers Challenge Blog

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Small Publisher Spotlight: Serenity Press

In 2012, Karen McDermott founded a vanity press called Inner Light Publishing which, in 2014, became Serenity Press, with Karen as its Creative Director. Current Editorial Director Monique Mulligan first worked on the Serenity Romance imprint, before joining the publisher full time in 2016 when it became a company. Serenity Press’s mission? To create “beautiful… via… Continue reading Small Publisher Spotlight: Serenity Press

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Small Publisher Spotlight: Magabala Books

As part of the Australian Women Writer's Challenge 2017, each month I will be writing a post highlighting a small publisher/press, and several of their books by women writers for challenge suggestions. Below is my first post on Magabala Books, a small, non-profit press that specialises in publishing fiction and non fiction by Indigenous Australian… Continue reading Small Publisher Spotlight: Magabala Books