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August 2014

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Annie's Books on Peregian

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www.anniesbooksonperegian.com.au 



 

I am VERY VERY proud to announce that Annie's Books on Peregian has been open for 6 years this month! Thank you to all my wonderful customers who support my treasured little business so enthusiastically, and thank you to Lyn, Rachel and Palmira, who have ridden alongside me on this fantastic journey.

 

Read to the end of the newsletter to have a chance to be one of the first to read a very exciting new novel!

 

Happy Reading! Annie, Rachel & Palmira.

 


RECENT ACTIVITIES & NEWS...  






Richard Clapton, Zane Hacker, Maggie ChristensenMaggie

 

The last few months have been a whirlwind! We launched Band of Gold by local scribe Maggie Christensen from the wonderful Friends of Noosa Library. We thoroughly enjoyed an evening of sex, drugs and rock 'n roll with Richard Clapton when he presented The Best Years of our Lives and spoke with Mary-Lou Stephens to the delight of around 200 people on the footpath; and we all fell in love (a little) with Zane Hacker and his story of his time as a chef in the Antarctic. It was a chilly night for Zane's launch of Antarctic Sundays, but he provided a warming pot of chicken and sweetcorn soup and other delicious goodies. You have to love an author who has a great book AND brings food! Watch out for Zane's appearances around the country.

 

There is a lot happening in these months running up to Christmas. Please have a look at the events below. You'll see two books which revolve around Bali which is very coincidental! I have managed to nab an author who is way up there on my bucket list - the wonderful Graeme Base, known best for his book Animalia. He is coming to the footpath for a free event. Please bring the children - it is an evening event, but it is in school holiday time. We have warmed up the author's seat again, and you'll find very interesting and varied people there. It's a great opportunity to have a one-to-one chat with a published author in a very relaxed situation.

 

Don't forget...

 

NOOSA JAZZ FESTIVAL - 4-7 September www.noosajazz.com.au

REALITY BITES FESTIVAL - 23-26 October  www.realitybitesfestival.org

EVENTS COMING UP 



INGA SIMPSON

 

Inga SimpsonNest

One of my recent favourite books is NEST by Inga Simpson. It is the story of a woman finding sanctuary in the Australian bush for herself and her beloved birds. MR WIGG was a great success nationally, loved by book clubs and all kinds of readers, but I feel that NEST will take Inga to a new level of popularity. Meet Inga and hear about the inspiration she obviously finds in nature which results in her vivid descriptions and lyrical prose. We are thrilled to be presenting this event at the lovely Noosa Environment Centre, home of the Noosa Parks Association.

 

INGA SIMPSON - Nest

MORNING TEA & AUTHOR TALK

THURSDAY 18th SEPTEMBER - 10.30am

NOOSA ENVIRONMENT CENTRE (next to Noosa Library)

$20.00 per person (Bookings Essential)






BROOKE DAVIS   
 
Lost & Found Brooke Davis

Lost and Found is a funny, quirky and heart warming novel which challenges conventions of loss and grief, and advocates living life to the full. In "Driving Miss Davis" a recent episode of Australian Story (ABCTV), Brooke told her own story about the loss of her mother, and the journey through writing and publication. Brooke now drives her mother's car, and she is doing a driving trip down the east coast, stopping for a few hours at Peregian Beach! It's a great opportunity to meet this young girl who has achieved enormous success in a very short time.

 

BROOKE DAVIS

MEET & CHAT WITH THE AUTHOR

MONDAY 15th SEPTEMBER - FROM 10.00am

IN THE AUTHORS SEAT - ON THE FOOTPATH





ROSEMARY SELKIRK 
 
Rosemary Selkirk

When Amelie asks her Nan about being afraid of monsters, she does not expect to be invited to enter the world of the imagination with her; nor how much fun they will have discovering different monsters together.

A quality picture book for three to six year olds by
Dr Rosemary Selkirk which addresses childhood fears, such as the fear of monsters, by illustrating the role of the imagination. Dr Rosemary Selkirk is an Australian-based health professional. Rosemary is trained as a Psychologist and has practices located in South Melbourne, South Melbourne.

Meet Rosemary in the "author's seat" and have a chat about this very common fear, and have a look at this wonderful book!

 

ROSEMARY SELKIRK

MEET & CHAT WITH THE AUTHOR OF "Are You Afraid of Monsters?"

SATURDAY 20th SEPTEMBER - 10.00am - 12.00 midday

IN THE AUTHOR'S SEAT - ON THE FOOTPATH





GRAEME BASE 
 
The Last King of Angkor Wat Grame Base

 

Tiger, Gibbon, Water Buffalo and Gecko race from the jumbled ruins of ancient Angkor Wat to the top of a distant hill, each hoping to prove they are most worthy of the title of king. Many admirable qualities are on show - strength, compassion, perseverance and bravery - but also failings... Which of them would be the best ruler?

Graeme Base is one of the world's leading creators of picture books. His alphabet book,

Animalia, received international acclaim when it was first published in 1986 and has since achieved classic status with worldwide sales of over three million copies.

 

Other favourites by Graeme Base include The Eleventh

Hour, The Sign of the Seahorse, The Discovery of

Dragons, The Waterhole, TruckDogs, Jungle Drums,

Uno's Garden, Enigma, The Legend of the Golden

Snail, The Jewel Fish of Karnak and, most recently, the warm-hearted, magical Little Elephants. Graeme lives in Melbourne, with his artist wife, Rob.

 

GRAEME BASE - The Last King of Angkor Wat

AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING

THURSDAY 25th SEPTEMBER - 6.00pm

ON THE FOOTPATH





SANDI ALLAN
 
Broken Dolls of Bali

Most people visit Bali and experience their dream holiday. We have many friends who love Bali and visit regularly; some have even relocated there.

International Author, songwriter and life coach, Sandi Allan shares her story of going overseas to live her dream - The Bali Paradise lifestyle... until it was shattered by a terrifying course of events.   This book is a warning for all women about the minefield of another country's overwhelming cultural and legal differences. It will help keep you safe and teach you what to avoid.

 

SANDI ALLAN - Broken Dolls of Bali

MEET & CHAT WITH THE AUTHOR

SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER - 10.00am - 12.00 midday

ON THE FOOTPATH






PHIL JARRATT   

Bali Heaven and Hell Phil Jarratt

 

Despite its many social and environmental problems, Bali remains a popular holiday destination for Australians and people from around the world. The island represents many different things - for young people it might be their first trip overseas; for some it is a spiritual destination; for some a place to go for sun, sex and cheap booze; for some a luxurious high end experience; for others a profitable business opportunity. Bali has an enduring appeal with many making regular pilgrimages despite its dark and dangerous underbelly. It is a place that both appeals and repels.

 

Award winning author Phil Jarratt has had an association with the island for over more than 40 years. In Bali: Heaven and Hell, he takes readers on a fascinating and personal journey into another time and place, exploring the island's tumultuous and often violent past, its mythology, religion and politics, and the last 50 years of western colonization and modern envelopment.

 

We all know Phil Jarratt well for his string of surf books and his lifelong involvement in Australian surfing. Join us for some fabulous Zachary's pizza, along with wise words from Phil and even some Bali film footage.

 

PHIL JARRATT - Bali: Heaven & Hell

PIZZA NIGHT WITH AUTHOR TALK

TUESDAY 12th OCTOBER - 6.00pm

ZACHARY'S GOURMET PIZZA BAR - Peregian Beach Village

$15.00 per person (includes author talk & lots of pizza!)

Bookings Essential






TONY CAVANAUGH   

Tony Cavanaugh The Train Rider

 

As Victoria's top homicide investigator, Darian Richards spent years catching killers. The crimes of passion, of anger, of revenge ... they were easy. It was the monsters who were hard. Someone was taking girls. 


Tony Cavanaugh is an Australian writer and producer of film and television, writing numerous dramas since the 1980s. He has over thirty years experience in the industry, in all fields, from the genesis of an idea to production. He has lectured at several prestigious universities and institutions including RMIT, Melbourne University, and the Australian Writer s Guild, and has been a regular guest on radio commenting on the film and television industry. Tony was also invited to judge the Logie Awards, Australian Film Institute Awards, and the International Emmy Awards, held in New York.

 

TONY CAVANAUGH - The Train Rider

AUTHOR TALK - WINE & SNACKS

THURSDAY 16th OCTOBER 6.30pm

NOOSA LIBRARY, Noosaville.

$8 per person - Bookings Essential on 5329 6555





QUESTION:   

 

Who did Don end up marrying in THE ROSIE PROJECT?

 

The first correct answer received by email will win a review copy of THE ROSIE EFFECT - due for release at the end of September.

 
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website: www.anniesbooksonperegian.com.au
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