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MURDEROUS LUNCH WITH CANDICE FOX

Gone by Midnight

Ex-cop Ted Conkaffey is slowly rebuilding his life in Crimson Lake, and getting to know his three-year-old daughter, Lillian. But when he and his PI partner Amanda take on the case of a boy who seems to have literally disappeared into thin air, his job once again threatens everything...

Hades, Candice Fox's first novel, won the Ned Kelly Award for best debut in 2014 from the Australian Crime Writers Association. The sequel, Eden, won the Ned Kelly Award for best crime novel in 2015, making Candice only the second author to win these accolades back to back. All her subsequent novels - Fall, Crimson Lake and Redemption Point - have been shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award. Her new novel, Gone by Midnight, will publish in January 2019.

In 2015 Candice began collaborating with James Patterson. Their first novel together, Never Never, set in the vast Australian outback, was a huge bestseller in Australia and went straight to number 1 on the New York Times bestseller list in the US and also to the top of the charts in the UK. Its sequel, Fifty Fifty, was released in 2017 and their third collaboration, Liar Liar, in August 2018. They have also co-written a prequel novella, Black & Blue, as part of the James Patterson BookShots series.

Bankstown born and bred, Candice lives in Sydney.

TUESDAY 19th FEBRUARY - 12.00 midday
Details to be advised - save the date!


EVENING WITH LEIGH SALES - SORRY SOLD OUT!

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FRIDAY 1st MARCH - 6.30pm
THE J - NOOSA JUNCTION


KATE FOSTER - AN INVITATION TO TRUST

An Invitation to Trust

An Invitation to Trust is a profound spiritual manifesto, a legacy of love and questioning that lays down a path to peace and happiness.

Trust yourself always. Even on the hard messy days.

MEET & CHAT WITH THE AUTHOR
KATE FOSTER - AN INVITATION TO TRUST
SUNDAY 3RD MARCH - 10.00am - 12.00 midday


THE 13TH STEP - SUSAN JOY KEARNEY

THE 13TH STEP

Sue's sense of humour and zest for life are reflected in her narration. The 13th Step is not about the predatory thirteenth step experienced by some in twelve-step programmes. In this book, Sue helps those who are ready to grasp life firmly and make the changes necessary to live fully. She writes with honesty and integrity about her life experiences and subsequent personal development to create change. She shares all the tools she used to transform her own life, hoping it may be of help to others.

Sue lives in a small, historical village in northern New South Wales, Australia. As a retired schoolteacher, she divides her time between writing, teaching drama, directing all-abilities amateur theatre, and working in her private kinesiology practice. She performed her first of many stand-up comedy routines at the Melbourne Comedy Festival at the age of sixty-one, proving lifetime dreams can come true. Her comedy is based on the joys of ageing. Her very happy and full life is spent playing golf with her partner, travelling in their caravan, and enjoying their very loving family of six - three dogs and a cat.

MEET & CHAT WITH THE AUTHOR - SUSAN JOY KEARNEY
SATURDAY 16th MARCH - 10am - 12 midday


MARYROSE CUSKELLY - "WEDDERBURN: A TRUE TALE OF BLOOD & DUST"

Wedderburn: A True Tale of Blood and Dust

The story of a grisly triple murder in Central Victoria in October 2014 - contemporary Australian true crime at its best

'An ugly story told beautifully. WEDDERBURN will hold you tightly in its grip, and leave an imprint when it lets you go.' Myfanwy Jones

'In WEDDERBURN, we see the trauma caused by the blackest of hearts. A desolate yet deeply affecting tale of savage crime in rural Australia.' Mark Brandi

'Maryrose Cuskelly has the rare gift of telling a true story with the excitement and vividness of fiction; she never forsakes the facts in this chilling and hypnotic book.' William McInnes

'The slaughter was extravagant and bloody. And yet there were people in the small town of Wedderburn in Central Victoria who, while they did not exactly rejoice, quietly thought that Ian Jamieson had done them all a favour.'

One fine Wednesday evening in October 2014, 65-year-old Ian Jamieson secured a hunting knife in a sheath to his belt and climbed through the wire fence separating his property from that of his much younger neighbour Greg Holmes. Less than 30 minutes later, Holmes was dead, stabbed more than 25 times. Jamieson returned home and took two shotguns from his gun safe. He walked across the road and shot Holmes' mother, Mary Lockhart, and her husband, Peter, multiple times before calling the police.

In this compelling book, Maryrose Cuskelly gets to the core of this small Australian town and the people within it. Much like the successful podcast S-Town, things aren't always as they seem: Wedderburn begins with an outwardly simple murder but expands to probe the dark secrets that fester within small towns, asking: is murder something that lives next door to us all?

MARYROSE CUSKELLY "WEDDERBURN: A TRUE TALE OF BLOOD & DUST"
AUTHOR TALK WITH WINE & CHEESE
THURSDAY 28th MARCH - 6.00pm
ON THE FOOTPATH
THIS IS A FREE EVENT. WE HAVE LIMITED SEATING: YOU ARE WELCOME TO BRING A FOLDING CHAIR


JARRAH DUNDLER - HEY BROTHER

Hey Brother

SYNOPSIS:

A genuine and compellingly portrayed family drama of a tough kid from rural Australia.

'A superb, unflinching portrait of a family in crisis, as seen through the eyes of a good kid on the brink of manhood...a truly compelling 'coming of age' story that is unsentimentally told. However, the ending was satisfyingly, subtly moving- and absolutely pitch-perfect. Highly recommended.' - Raven's Parlour

'Life, love, and loss in rural Australia, as experienced by one unfaltering young man. It's as wise and tender as any book I've read in years. Jarrah Dundler writes in unsentimental prose that heightens the book's sense of humour and builds pathos for its young hero. It kept me hooked for hours at a stretch.' Rohan Wilson, bestselling author of The Roving Party

'A devastating portrait of youth, rage and tenderness. Trysten Black is an enormous achievement and Dundler is a writer to watch.' Kristina Olsson, acclaimed author of Boy, Lost

Before leaving for war in Afghanistan, Shaun Black gives his little brother Trysten a mission of his own. Keep out of trouble.

Trysten tries, but with Mum hitting the bottle harder than ever and his dad not helping, Trysten responds the only way he knows how, with his fists - getting into a fight at school and lining up for another one with his uncle who's come to stay.

When the family receives news that Shaun will be home for Christmas, Trysten is sure that good times are coming. But when Shaun returns, Trysten soon realises he has a whole new mission - to keep Shaun out of trouble.

Hey Brother tells the story of a tough kid from the bush whose world comes crashing down on his shoulders. But with his own blend of fury, resilience and deadpan humour, Trysten proves to be up for every challenge.

'This is a wonderful coming of age tale with themes of family, the power of friendship and first love. Full of frailty, hope and wry humour, this is a powerfully written story with huge heart and a spirited hero in Trysten Black.' - Jenny Barry, owner, BooksPlus.

AUTHOR TALK WITH WINE & CHEESE
JARRAH DUNDLER - "HEY BROTHER"
WEDNESDAY 17th APRIL - 6.00pm
ON THE FOOTPATH
(Limited seating - You are welcome to bring a folding chair)


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