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Isolation Publicity with poet, Jennifer MacKenzie

Due to recent events, many Australian authors have had to cancel book launches and festival appearances. For some, this means new novels, series continuations and debut novels are heading into this scary, strange world without much publicity or attention. The good news is, you can still buy books – online or get your local bookstore… Continue reading Isolation Publicity with poet, Jennifer MacKenzie

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Book Bingo Five – A foreign translated novel, a novel with a yellow cover, a novel by an Australian man, a funny book, a memoir and a non-fiction book.

In my fifth Book Bingo post for the year, I can report that I have a BINGO! The final row going down, row five, is complete, with three out of the five squares being filled with Australian Women Writers. The text version of the row is below: Row #5 (Down) - BINGO  A Foreign Translated… Continue reading Book Bingo Five – A foreign translated novel, a novel with a yellow cover, a novel by an Australian man, a funny book, a memoir and a non-fiction book.

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Soon by Lois Murphy

Title: Soon Author: Lois Murphy Genre: Literary Thriller Publisher: Transit Lounge Published: 1st October 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $29.95 Synopsis: An almost deserted town in the middle of nowhere, Nebulah’s days of mining and farming prosperity – if they ever truly existed – are long gone. These days even the name on the… Continue reading Soon by Lois Murphy

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Siren by Rachel Matthews

Title: Siren Author: Rachel Matthews Genre: Fiction Publisher: Transit Lounge Published: 1st August 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $29.95 Synopsis: A brave new novel that sensitively explores one woman’s experience of sexual violence and the silencing of those who feel compelled to speak out. What happens when a young woman enters a city apartment… Continue reading Siren by Rachel Matthews

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Tell It To The Dog: A Memoir of Sorts by Robert Power

Title: Tell It To The Dog: A Memoir of Sorts Author: Robert Power Genre: Non-Fiction/Memoir Publisher: Transit Lounge Published: 1st July 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 224 Price: $29.95 Synopsis: Tell it to the Dog is an exquisitely written memoir that is at once playful, heartbreaking and affirming. From a Dublin childhood to London, then on to… Continue reading Tell It To The Dog: A Memoir of Sorts by Robert Power

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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: 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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Disappearing off the Face of the Earth by David Cohen

Title: Disappearing Off The Face of The Earth Author: David Cohen Genre: Fiction Publisher: Transit Lounge Published: 1st May 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 224 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Hideaway Self Storage, located just off Brisbane’s M1, is in decline. But manager Ken Guy and his assistant Bruce carry on with their daily rituals even as the… Continue reading Disappearing off the Face of the Earth by David Cohen

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The Mysterious Mr Jacob: Diamond Merchant, Magician and Spy by John Zubrzycki

Title: The Mysterious Mr Jacob: Diamond Merchant, Magician and Spy Author: John Zubrzycki Genre: Non-fiction, biography Publisher: Transit Lounge Published: 1st April, 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 plus 8 page illustration insert Price: $29.99 Synopsis: It was a scandal that rocked the highest echelons of the British Raj. In 1891, a notorious jeweller and curio… Continue reading The Mysterious Mr Jacob: Diamond Merchant, Magician and Spy by John Zubrzycki

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Billy Sing by Ouyang Yu

Title: Billy Sing: A Novel Author: Ouyang Yu Genre: Fiction Publisher: Transit Lounge Published: 1st April 2017 Format: Hardcover Pages: 144 Price: $27.95 Synopsis: William ‘Billy’ Sing was born in 1886 to an English mother and Chinese father. He and his two sisters were brought up in Clermont and Proserpine, in rural Queensland. He was one… Continue reading Billy Sing by Ouyang Yu