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Goats, wine and humour: Hunter Valley farmer pens second book

His resume includes roles ranging from bus driver, negotiator, cookbook collector, and sperm donor to author and farmer, so what is next for Hunter Valley resident Todd Alexander? In his latest book entitled...

Author plows ahead with alpine crime series

Ice, snow, fog, and darkness set the scene in Newcastle-based author Lee Christine’s chilling delve into the niche genre of romantic alpine crime. Christine’s first book in the series, Charlotte Pass, quickly became...

Grandma’s cuddles back on the cards this Christmas

Janice McKay says embracing her grandchildren again is like a dream come true. Kept apart for more than six months during lockdown, the Lake Macquarie grandmother spent her days finding creative ways to...

Children’s book a “lifesaver” after cancer diagnosis

Talented illustrator Nandina Vines says working on a children's book during her treatment for breast cancer proved to be a "lifesaver". Ms Vines, who was always a keen drawer, enjoyed a long-lasting and...

From the editor: The Happiest Man on Earth

I have spent the past week reading The Happiest Man on Earth, written by 100-year-old Holocaust survivor Eddie Jaku. In the book, Eddie recalls his experiences as a prisoner at Auschwitz concentration camp...

Prize-winning novelist to share his work

A new online event is set to bring award-winning writer Richard Flanagan to Newcastle. The Booker Prize-winning novelist will join journalist Jennifer Byrne for a discussion about his highly anticipated new book The...

Childhood discoveries kickstart new book series

Neil Patterson spent his childhood dreaming of living in Australia. He remembers as a young boy seeing photographs of his three cousins “playing on a sunny beach somewhere” and feeling “envious to the...

Knitting, tatting, and a nervous breakdown

When her boss claimed her conversations were “going around in circles” and suggested she needed to “go home”, Alison Evans knew something wasn’t quite right. She had always been a confident, capable, strong...