Monthly Archives: February 2015

Kasthurie Govender’s New Book

A new children's book, "Little Rosy Lost Her Way", has just been published by Jabiru Publishing. Kasthurie Govender, who lives in South Africa, wrote and illustrated the book. Please follow the link below to see her beautiful artwork. Kasthurie wrote the book because she feels very strongly about the need to preserve the innocence of…
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New Book by Chris Shaw

Chris Shaw is about to publish his next book, "Never Let the Truth". In his inimitable style, Chris recounts some humorous short stories based - sometimes very loosely! - on his very interesting life. Here are stories to make you laugh and cry, chuckle and wonder. "Never Let the Truth" was edited by Wordfix, and…
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“Beats Working for a Living” by Rob Ryan

Rob Ryan’s book, “Beats Working for a Living”, was edited by Wordfix and is shortly to be published by Jabiru Publishing, www.jabirupublishing.com.au. Rob Ryan was born and grew up in Kenya. He read Geology at Oxford and became a mineral geologist, a career that started in Australia in 1955 and has since taken him to…
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Ten Common Mistakes That Writers Make

Jim Devitt from Indies Unlimited recently attended the Miami Book Fair International where he listened to various talks from literary agents. In his blog, he summarises, from this wealth of information, ten common mistakes that authors make in their writing. Avoiding these errors will greatly increase your chance of a positive appraisal of your book.…
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Regional Arts Development Fund grants 2013-2014

The next round of the Cairns Regional Council's Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grants opens on 28 January 2014 and closes on 24 March 2014. If you are interested in applying, you are advised to contact the Council's RADF Liaison Officer, Lucy Hart, on 07 406644 or email Lucy at l.hart@cairns.qld.gov.au. Details about the RADF…
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Book Creators Network

Book Creators Network, based in Cairns, Australia, aims to connect people from many backgrounds, all with the common purpose of creating and publishing books. Members include established and budding authors, designers, printers, editors, publishers, booksellers and others who are interested in books and reading. Some of the members at the inaugural meeting enjoy the camaraderie…
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New Children’s Book Series

Sharon Wilson has published the first in a new series of children's books, based on the endearing character of Walter Bear, a mischievous little bear who gets into all sorts of scrapes. The book, "Don't Chew Gum and Don't Lie to Mum", is part of a new series called "Mum's Morals". As the series name…
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