The deadline for the Festival of Independent Writers and
Publishers short story is drawing close so don’t forget to get your entries in
before 30 September.
More news about our featured authors:
A United Nations report that 80% of all chronic diseases are related to diet and lifestyle
led Jane Hanckel to compile a research- and evidence-based book on how
to make healthy choices for our children and the planet. Through her work in
early childhood settings, Jane realised that there was a need for a reliable
resource through which to understand the factors that impact on our children’s
wellbeing. From her home in NSW, Jane
has created a series of books that call for parents to reconnect with their own
intuition and wisdom to protect their children’s health.
John G Clark is a mechanical engineer and has spent a number of years in various engineering-related
industries. He was also involved with a tourist company carrying young folk
around New Zealand and a Thai restaurant. In his younger days he hitch-hiked
from Melbourne to London. He remains an enthusiastic motorist and an equally
avid motorcyclist, having owned forty or so, none of them terribly fast. His
Tales from Down Under – a collection of Australasian short stories is available
Iris Detenhoff is the author and publisher of the Moontime Diary. She studied general nursing in Munich and
migrated to Australia in 1987. Her strong interest in nature, health, astrology
and anthroposophy has guided her to publishing a yearly almanac as this moon
diary turns out to be.
As plans for the inaugural Festival of Independent Writers and
Publishers progress, we’re pleased to announce the appearance of Patt Gregory,
author of Woodwork for Women.
I fell totally in love with
wood when I joined an evening woodwork class for women in Bristol, UK in 1984.
In pursuit of my passion I trained full time as a Carpenter/Joiner. I learned everything
from stair casing to roofing and dovetail joints in cabinetmaking.
In 1985 I helped set up a
Women’s Workshop in Bath, UK and began teaching woodwork to unemployed women.
Over the past 13 years I have
been teaching basic furniture making from my home workshop in Mullumbimby NSW.
For more details, check out
our website: http://www.indieauthorsfestival.com.
The Australasian Association of Independent Writers is
pleased to announce the inaugural Festival of Independent Writers and
Publishers to be held on the Gold Coast at the Robina Community Centre near the
Robina library on 29 October 2011.
As part of this celebration of independent writers and
publishers we also announce the inaugural open Short Story Writing Competition.
Entry fee: $7.50 for single entries, $18 for three.
1st prize: $200 voucher off your printing costs plus $100; 2nd
prize: $200 voucher off your printing costs; highly commended certificates.
Word limit: 1500 words
Closing date: 30 September 2011
Enter by post or online
See website for details of the festival, how you can be
involved and the writing competition: http://www.indieauthorsfestival.com
Sponsors for this event are:
Life’s a Beach Consultancy
It’s all go with the Festival of Independent Writers and
Publishers to be held on the Gold Coast on 29 October 2011. The program is
coming together nicely, with an exciting array of speakers and interviewers
We’re privileged to have on board Stephanie Dale, who
recently won an award in the USA for the best indie-published novel in the
Australia/New Zealand category. Stephanie has made a spectacular success of
marketing her books, and in her session, Going Solo, she’ll impart plenty of
hints and tips to other aspiring indies.
Watch this space for more news on the festival or check out