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New book series to take young readers on an adventure

A new book series is set to inspire young readers with a story about friendship that’s full of adventure.   Pepper Creek Ponies, written by Newcastle-based author Jess Black, follows the lives of...

WIN! Chyka Celebrate and Olive Pink books

Chyka Keebaugh is an Australian businesswoman, author, media and television personality. In Chyka Celebrate, she provides you with a guide to year-round entertaining in style. Covering 13 occasions from Chinese New Year to...

Iconic Aussie pair produce ‘Darn a Good Yarn’

There are few organisations that encapsulate the Australian spirit more aptly than the Royal Flying Doctors Service of Australia (RFDS) and the Country Women’s Association of Australia (CWA). For almost a century, the...

Newcastle author pens series that began as a gift

Julie Keating is a Novocastrian who loves local history. The retired librarian says she savours the time spent researching her favourite topic, Newcastle in the 1800s. Ms Keating published Adamstown and Broadmeadow: The early...

Novelist inspired by Tudor dynasty

A Newcastle-based author has penned a sequel in her much-acclaimed young adult Tudor romance series. Natalie Murray, daughter of the revered SBS football commentator Les Murray, recently released Emmie and the Tudor Queen,...

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...

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...