Annie's News - March 2018

Annie's Books on Peregian
8 Kingfisher Dve - Ph (07) 5448 2053
 

I am so very proud to say that Annie's Books on Peregian will be 10 years old in August. We are planning a celebration - so watch this space! As the years have gone by, one of the most enjoyable and satisfying things about my little business has is the many fantastic relationships that have been built over that time. Each year we partner with the lovely folks from Noosa Library Service to bring very special literary guests to the area. This year we have already confirmed two very high profile guests - Tex Perkins and Helen Garner. Another very treasured relationship is that with ABC Local Radio who kindly allow me on air each month to rattle on about my books, and who step in when we need someone to conduct a professional interview. The beautiful local glossy magazine Salt has also given me an opportunity to flaunt my wares with quarterly book reviews. Thanks you to all of you!

It was sad to see the closing of the iconic Written Dimension Bookshop & ABC Centre in Noosa Junction recently. All three of us at Annie's Books earned our stripes up there, and have innumerable memories of great events and good times. We hope to see some kind of replacement bookshop very soon in Noosa Junction 

Happy Reading...
 
Annie, Rachel & Palmira. 
NEW RELEASES...
Tim Winton - THE SHEPHERD'S HUT 

Tim Winton - The Shepherds Hut
It's always a great day when the advance copy of the new Tim Winton novel arrives!  Winton lovers will be thrilled with THE SHEPHERD'S HUT (publication 12/3/18), Tim's first novel in a number of years.  Unique prose, wonderful characterisation and those incomparable descriptions of the Australian landscape make this book an immediate classic.  Tim captures the beautiful ugliness of Australia and its people.  Highly recommended!!
EVENTS...
Sarah Williams -THE OUTBACK GOVERNESS & BROTHERS OF BRIGADIER STATION

Sarah Williams The Outback Governess and Brothers Of Brigadier Station
From Sarah: I was born and raised on a Kiwifruit orchard in Haumoana, New Zealand and spent my spare time thinking up stories and acting them out with my dolls. At 17, I volunteered for a Student Exchange program and lived in North Carolina, USA for a year where I graduated High School. Bitten by the travel bug I spent the next few years based in Melbourne but travelled extensively through Australia, USA and Europe. I moved to North Queensland where I met and married my husband. We now have four spirited young children and our own business. Being an author is a lifelong ambition of mine. I have always been an avid reader and enjoy all genres. I am also a history buff and love researching the past and visiting structures and places from the days gone by. 
 
MEET & CHAT WITH THE AUTHOR - SARAH WILLIAMS
SATURDAY 17th MARCH - 10am - 12 midday 
Stephanie Parkyn - INTO THE WORLD 

Stephanie Parkyn Into the World

Abandoned by her lover and fleeing the wrath of her family, Marie-Louise must make a desperate choice. Find a man or become one.

1791. In the midst of the French Revolution, unwed mother Marie-Louise Girardin takes one last look at her baby son before entrusting him to her friend, the revolutionary Olympe de Gouges. She must escape, and only the most daring plan will bring her both the anonymity she needs and the independence to return one day for her son.  

Marie-Louise disguises herself as a man and joins a voyage of exploration employed as a steward on the Recherche, one of two ships commissioned to journey to the Great Southern Ocean to find the missing explorer La Perouse.

Protecting her identity throughout, Marie-Louise forms friendships among the eccentric naturalists. But tensions rise between the royalist officers and the revolutionaries, and Marie-Louise's position becomes precarious when she discovers someone on board knows the secrets of her past. When the expedition docks in Java, chaos erupts as they learn of King Louis XVI's execution and are imprisoned by the Dutch. Marie-Louise seems certain to be unmasked. Will she ever return to France and be reunited with her child?

Inspired by a true story,  Into the World is a compelling novel of the amazing life of Marie-Louise Girardin battling perilous seas, her own self-doubt, and finding unforeseen loves on a journey to reclaim her child.
 
MEET & CHAT WITH THE AUTHOR
SUNDAY 18th MARCH - 10.00AM - 12.00 midday 
CLEAN LUNCHBOX - MICHELE LYNCH 

Clean Lunchbox Michele Lynch

The Clean Lunchbox is a great source of information and practical ideas for alternative food choices. Especially if you need to avoid gluten, soy and more, plus handy info on all kinds of food preparation including times for soaking nuts, making fermented foods, vegan cheese and heaps of delicious breakfast and lunch ideas. Michele will be bringing a sample or two of her delicious, healthy treats. 
 
MEET & CHAT WITH THE AUTHOR
SUNDAY 1st APRIL - 10.00AM - 12.00 midday
Virgina Miranda - FLASH FICTION - Vol. 1 & 2

Virgina Miranda Flash Fiction Volume 1 and 2
 
What is Flash Fiction?  A style of fictional writing of extreme brevity. We keep our characters to a minimum.  The art of good Flash Fiction is to deliver a subtle message in the least amount of words.

Virginia is the current Secretary and Treasurer of the Fellowship of Australian Writer's Queensland (FAWQ) and has been working toward this first publication for several years having taken a step back from her Managing Director role at her family's Brisbane based company.

Flash Fiction is a compilation of stories, each no more than 500 words, concise and easily consumed in brief moments of down time. Stories range from 'The Autumn Stranger' a story of unrequited love; 'Fish' an aboriginal dreamtime story; 'Little Bird' a story from the Spanish Civil War; 'Ice Cave' beginning in Neolithic time and ending in the twentieth century. Illustrated throughout, the stories are varied taking the reader on a brief but significant journey etching indelible images of people; places and situations that linger in the mind and often leave the reader wanting more.

MEET & CHAT WITH THE AUTHOR - VIRGINIA MIRANDA
SATURDAY 7th APRIL - 10.00am - 12.00 midday
Darron Eastwell - THE DAY I BROKE MY BRAIN 

Darron Eastwell The Day I Broke My Brain

In late May of 2015, I planned on a day of mountain bike riding at Tewantin National Park. Located on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, Tewantin is a mountain biker's dream. The terrain is varied, with some very aggressive climbs.

It was a perfect day for riding. But, unfortunately, fate had other plans for me that day.

My GPS speedometer indicated that I had been riding for a couple of hours. As I have no memories from that day, I can only rely on the data. My pace was slow and easy as I rode. The hills were steep and I was enjoying my ride. The speedometer data show an abrupt jump in my speed up to almost 60km per hour (almost 40 MPH). It was clear that I had entered into a steep downhill descent. 

This was to be the last cycling descent of my past life.

The day that started so sunny and full of bright promise ended abruptly when I crashed my mountain bike and sustained a   Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Little did I know that my life, and the lives of those who love me, would be drastically changed forever.

MEET & CHAT WITH THE AUTHOR - DARRON EASTWELL
SUNDAY 8th APRIL - 10.00am - 12.00 midday
JUDITH BONE - Reflections of a Midwife  

Judith Bone Reflections Of A Midwife
 
Reflections of a Midwife: the Miracle of Birth is a precious little book by local author and midwife Judith Bone. The book explores the miracle of pregnancy from conception to birth, through the eyes of a Christian midwife.
 
MEET & CHAT WITH THE AUTHOR
SATURDAY 14th APRIL - 10.00am - 12.00 midday
Tex Perkins - TEX 
Tex Perkins - Tex
TEX PERKINS is an embodiment of rock'n'roll. He has the swagger, presence and indomitable attitude that comes with three decades of fronting some of Australia's most intense and spirited rock'n'roll bands - The Cruel Sea, The Beasts Of Bourbon, Tex, Don & Charlie, Dark Horses, Thug, The Ladyboyz and many other projects, including performing as Johnny Cash in the acclaimed Man In Black theatre show. His take-no-prisoner approach to performance comes with the sensibility of an artist committed to the subtle (and often unsubtle) nuances of his craft. Throw in an astonishing voice full of power and depth, mix it with a dry and sardonic sense of humour and what emerges is the reason there is only one Tex Perkins.

We are very thrilled to be welcoming Tex to Noosa, and grateful to Jon Coghill - ex Powderfinger, and now with ABC Local Radio for offering to join Tex in conversation.

Annie's Books and the Noosa Library Service are joining together to bring you this exciting event.

TEX PERKINS & JON COGHILL IN CONVERSATION
THURSDAY 19th APRIL - 6.00pm (Bar opens 5.30pm)
THE J - NOOSA JUNCTION
ONLY $17.00 p.p, - DRINKS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL THROUGH "THE J" - 5329 6560 or www.thej.com.au
Michelle Marks - ALL MY CHILDREN

Michelle Marks - All My Children

All My Children is a collection of poetry from Australian indie author Michelle Marks. Raw and honest, All My Children follows the author's journey through pregnancy loss, subsequent pregnancies and the process of healing. Michelle's words validate the feelings of guilt, loss and grief experienced when a mother loses a child. Highlighting the importance of healing not only the emotional, but also the physical trauma of loss, this book is not only for anyone who has lost a child, but anyone who loves someone who has.

MEET & CHAT WITH THE AUTHOR
SUNDAY 22nd APRIL - 10.00am - 12.00 midday
Shelley Davidow - SHADOW SISTERS 

Shelley Davidow - Shadow Sisters
 
Shelley Davidow is a very successful local author. She is actually the author of over 30 books, many of them educational titles which were published in South Africa during her career in education, along with children's and teenage titles. Her stunning memoir Whisperings in the Blood was published in 2016 by University of Queensland Press, and has had great success around the country. It is one of our favourites.

During the terrifying years of Apartheid in South Africa, Shelley Davidow's family was a crime. At a time when it was illegal for black and white people to live together, Shelley's social activist parents took in Rosie, an abandoned black three-year-old. Rosie grew up as a beloved daughter and sister in a white household. Against the backdrop of racist laws and ever-present threats of violence, Shelley's parents did all they could to provide a safe, happy home for their five children. But when Rosie was sixteen, devastating truths came to light, shattering the family's understanding of the past.

In this haunting memoir, Shelley Davidow sifts through the memories of her early life, searching for hope and reconciliation. Shadow Sisters leaves us
with a deeper understanding of family love and of how, sometimes, that love is not enough.

WEDNESDAY 2nd MAY - 6.00pm
AFRICAN THEMED EVENT
DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED
Helen Garner 

Helen Garner
 
When I am asked who are Australia's finest authors, I immediately think of Helen Garner as one of the front runners. She is the author of numerous novels, stories, screenplays and works of non-fiction. Her mantelpiece would be full of literary awards which she has gathered over her many years of writing, the most recent being the 2017 Indie Award for Non-Fiction which she won for her personal collection of writings Everywhere I Look.

We are grateful to be partnering in this literary event with the good folks from Noosa Library Service.


HELEN GARNER IN CONVERSATION WITH ANNIE GAFFNEY
THURSDAY 21st JUNE - 6.00pm
THE J - NOOSA JUNCTION
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL THROUGH "THE J" - details to follow.
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