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June 2015

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Dear Annie,


Congratulations to our friend Maggie Christensen on the release of THE DREAMCATCHER. We know that Maggie will have success with this her third novel - and there's more to come!


We had a ball celebrating the release of Maggie's third novel (and we think it's the best!).   Rachel and I thoroughly enjoyed our day at TedX Noosa. We were impressed by the professionalism of the event, the fantastic speakers and delicious food. We will definitely be there again next year with our pop-up version of Annie's Books! Make sure you book early for TedX Noosa 2016.


It was a great pleasure to share an evening with Sarah Armstrong at the Noosaville Library, as she discussed her novel HIS OTHER HOUSE with local bookclubbers.


Around 70 people came out on a drizzly evening to celebrate the launch of THE YELLOW CAR by our friend Toni Powell. She and Mary-Lou Stephens quickly warmed up the atmosphere and a good time was had by all!


There are some very exciting things coming up - get out your calendar and mark them down now. There's too much to remember.


Past events  

Happy Reading...


Annie, Rachel & Palmira.


BOOK LAUNCH WITH ANNAH FAULKNER - Last Day in the Dynamite Factory

Annah Faulkner 

Annah Faulkner has been a great friend and supporter of Annie's Books since the beginning (and before!). We were so excited about her being shortlisted for the 2013 Miles Franklin Award, and subsequently winning the Kibble Award for her beautiful, bestselling novel The Beloved.


'Silence, Chris discovered, is easy. If nobody asks, you never have to tell.'


Christopher Bright is a well-respected conservation architect, good neighbour and friend. He has a devoted wife, two talented children and an old Rover. He plays tennis on Saturdays and enjoys a beer with his business partner after work.


Life is orderly, yet an unresolved question has haunted him for as long as he can remember: Who was his birth father?


Devotion to his adoptive parents has always prevented Chris from enquiring too deeply, but when his mother dies, information emerges that becomes the catalyst for changes he has never imagined.


As light is cast on his father, attention turns to his birth mother, but when he goes in search of the person behind the photo, he encounters a conspiracy of silence. His quest for information, however, reveals not only the truth about his mother's life but exposes the fault lines in his own, and Chris finds the price of knowledge increasingly heavy. Nevertheless, the truth must be told ...


Or must it


Join us for the launch of Annah's new novel -


BOOK LAUNCH - Last Day in the Dynamite Factory

WEDNESDAY 1st JULY - 6.00pm


(Please dress warmly - you are welcome to bring a folding chair as seating is limited)

SEAN DOHERTY - MP UNTOLD: The Lost Stories of an Australian Surfing Legend



In the 1970s 'MP' became the best surfer in the world, an electric lash of rockstar looks and rockstar habits, but with a pathological aversion to rockstar fame. But MP died on the night of 10 August 1983, when his schizophrenia caught up with him and his years of institutionalisation began. Emerging from the other side was Michael Peterson, a quiet, complex soul who lived with his mother and sat under a mango tree every morning, communing with the voices in his head. 


In 2004 Sean Doherty wrote a bestselling biography of Michael Peterson that laid his incredible story bare. Over the years that followed, and especially after Michael's death in 2012, hundreds of people - family, friends, surf stars and complete strangers - contacted Doherty with stories never before shared. Stories that spoke of the man, not the legend. Stories of Michael, not MP.


Now Doherty has compiled these stories, anecdotes and tributes, completing the picture of one of surfing's most talented but tragic figures. Also featuring classic and unseen images of Peterson, along with photographs and letters from his family's private collection, MP Untold presents Australian surfing's most fascinating champion in the words of those who knew him best.


Sean Doherty will be in conversation with Phil Jarratt.



TUESDAY 4th AUGUST - 6.30pm


$18.00 per person (includes unlimited pizza - buy your own drinks)

Bookings Essential: 5448 2053 or

DAVID VANN - Aquarium

David Vann


Last year I visited the Adelaide Writers' Festival, specifically to see David Vann. I am so thrilled that he is coming to visit, as I consider him one of the most exciting novelists and one of the best speakers on the circuit today.


I was going to be an ichthyologist when I grew up. I was going to live in Australia or Indonesia or Belize or the Red Sea and spend most of my day submerged in that same warm water. A fishtank stretching thousands of miles. The problem with the aquarium was that we couldn't join them.


Twelve-year-old Caitlin lives alone with her mother in subsidised housing next to an airport in Seattle. Each day, while she waits to be picked up after school, Caitlin visits the local aquarium to study the fish. Gazing at the creatures within the watery depths, Caitlin accesses a shimmering universe beyond her own. When she befriends an old man at the tanks one day, who seems as enamoured of the fish as she, Caitlin cracks open a dark family secret and propels her once-blissful relationship with her mother towards a precipice of terrifying consequence.


In crystalline and graceful prose, Aquarium takes us into the heart of a brave young girl whose longing for love and capacity for forgiveness transform the damaged people around her. Relentless and heartbreaking, primal and redemptive, Aquarium is a transporting story from one of the best writers working today.



TUESDAY 11th AUGUST - 6.00pm




65 Storey Treehouse  


The new book from Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton will be released on Wednesday 12th August, and we think that deserves a celebration.



National launch party!

WEDNESDAY 12th AUGUST - 3.30-5.30pm


Marshmallows, popcorn, colouring in competition and lots more!

FUNKY CHICKEN presents Chooks in Space 



The FUNKY CHICKEN is coming to Peregian Beach Village


The chook is back in his second exciting adventure 
Climb aboard for a funky space voyage of epic proportions! 
Could Funky Chook's dream on a hot lazy day, 
Turn into a trip to the great Milky Way? 
Hang on to your spacesuits and join our feathered hero in his search for inter-galactic funkiness!! 



This title comes with an amazing CD of the narrated story to music plus the song 'Chooks in Space'. It is not only an audio CD - Play it through any computer and watch this awesomely funky space story spring to life as a visual slideshow of the book itself plus the song which plays as a lyric slideshow!


Funky Chicken book reading & show

Monday 21st September, 10.30am - in the Peregian Village Square

Free event - books available for purchase




Tony Park  


TONY PARK will be releasing his new African thriller, An Empty Coast with us on Wednesday 11th November. Details to come.

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