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Our Author Highlight of the Month: Joesy Knibbs

About

Joesy Knibbs


Joesy is a short story & poetry author who has come from the inner suburbs of Sydney. As a shy city girl, she met a country boy and moved to the north west country town of Gulgong. It was there she learned to manage a pig farm and observed the differences in people and the similarities in animals of all kinds.

Tragedy struck when her husband had a terrible accident which was the driving force for them to move, they settled into the Hawkesbury where she now lives with her family. When Joesy isn’t taking care of her family, she likes to write amazing children’s stories and poetry regarding women’s issues, and occasionally enjoys supporting her grandsons while watching them play rugby league.


Books by Joesy Knibbs


Gerome the Great

Gerome the Great!


When it comes to playing Rugby League, Gerome is a great team member. He is tough and ready to tackle. He plays the game showing his sportsmanship and courage. Learning to be fair at all times. It is important for Gerome and his teammates to play the game with fairness while encouraging other teams to do the same.

It is game day! Gerome and his teammates are looking forward to play their game of Rugby league. Gerome’s running, tackling and kicking skills demonstrate how tough he really is. Come and have fun with Gerome and his teammates…………..


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Our Author Highlight of the Month: Sonia Young

About

Sonia Young


Sonia Young grew up on a hobby farm at Vineyard in the Hawkesbury Area of NSW. After getting married she moved to a nearby suburb and raised three children. She discovered the gift of poetry at the age of forty four. Embracing this gift she went on to write over 30 poems. Most of which are contained in this book. Being the first book of poems she has written she hopes it will be well received.


Reciting her poem “It’s the first ANZAC day” at the Dawn service in Kurrajong NSW, 2018 to over 1000 people has been one of the highlights of her writing career. It was very touching with many shedding a tear or two. She still lives in the Hawkesbury and attends Hawkesbury Valley Toastmaster meetings where she can practice reciting her poems in front of an audience.


Books by Sonia Young


My Poetic Journey

My Poetic Journey


Be inspired by first time writer Sonia Young as she takes you through her inspirational journey of grief, love and humor.

In the beginning her pain and grief can be felt in the poems “My Son Alistair James Young” and “It’s the first ANZAC day”.  Poems written about the loss of her first born baby and her father.

As you continue through the book poems such as “Riptide”, “Shipwreck” and “GOD, Please help me today” emerge. Written from the heart, at her lowest emotional point.

As her mood changes from pain and grief, through acceptance to finally happiness and contentment, it can be felt through the poems such as “Reflections”, “What makes a great Man” and “Four Sheep in a Shed”, which are contained in the sections of Spiritual, Close to my heart and Whimsical.

By the end of the book your spirits will be uplifted and a smile will emerge.

Reading these poems, hopefully you can relate to the poet and be inspired to let your emotions flow as she has done through her writings.


Hidden Treasures

Hidden Treasures


Come on a playful day out as two children go on a hunt to find the hidden treasures that God has placed inside of them. They could be from the heart – love kindness and respect or from the mind – learning how to play cricket or dancing. When they find them, they have fun sharing them with somebody new, helping them to see that they too have hidden treasures in them that they can discover.

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Our Author Highlight of the Month: James Dempster

About

James Dempster


James L Dempster grew up in leafy harbour side Clifton Gardens, a short walk to Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, where he spent many happy boyhood hours, as well as exploring the nearby Sydney Harbour National Park bushland and foreshore.   He has worked in the cinema and video industries, is a screenwriter and also an artist, having entered the Archibald several times.  For the past two decades he has been in various aspects of animal welfare.  He lives in semi-rural New South Wales with his rescue animals.  Stripes in the Shadows is his first novel and has a new children’s storybook Spitfire the Dragon coming soon.


Books by James Dempster


Stripes In The Shadows

Stripes in the Shadows


As a young boy Leo Thomas had his photograph taken at the Zoo beside the last Tasmanian tiger in captivity – it dies on his 6th birthday and this tragedy inspires him to become one of Australia’s most renowned naturalists, vowing this appalling fate should never happen to another species.  In 2010 he turns 80, is now retired, an active recluse tending his wildlife rescue clinic on the edge of a pristine forest in Tasmania’s south west.  His serene corner of the world is threatened when a prominent commercial lumber company sponsors a not-so-independent study to prove this forest should be logged.  Leo goes on the offensive being the prominent almost single local voice opposing this project in the small community.  At this inconvenient time for Leo, his estranged grandchildren arrive from Sydney for a re-connect visit.  They struggle to relate and get to know each other under the same roof and among inhabitants of the town.  To help save the forest, Leo commences a surreptitious campaign of sabotage to hinder the timber industry study which quickly delays the corporate titan’s schedule.  When he sends in his thugs to deal Leo a lethal blow, events take a very unexpected turn...

‘I was in the moment of the story on every page - a wonderful fictional tale full of wildlife encounters that should have been real history!’

Brad Walker - CEO Global Wildlife Training - www.globalwildlifetraining.com.au

‘This is a very powerful story. Each page had me wanting more. I honestly thought it was a true story. A very well written book…highly recommended’

Sue Kennedy – CEO Sue Kennedy Publishing & Author Academy – www.authoracademy.com.au


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Our Author Highlight of the Month: Jennifer Navin

Author of the month - Jennifer Navin

About

Jennifer Navin


I am my own person and to me family is everything.

My dream of doing medicine was not to be realised, when in year twelve I knew I would not get the grades needed to study medicine, so I entered nursing at Royal North Shore Hospital and loved every minute of my time there. After a stint at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne I left for Europe and the ubiquitous bus trip, a right of passage for the young Australian back in the late seventies.

With Danica’s death, I reached crossroads and decisions needed to be made on where my career was to go. I did go to University as a mature aged student and over the years of juggling parenthood, part time work and study I gained a Bachelor of Nursing, Diploma of Gerontology and a Masters in Aged Care Management.


Books by Jennifer Navin


Riding the Rainbow

Riding the Rainbow


My story of Danica’s six years of life is based purely on our personal experiences and in no way reflect the experiences of other persons.

In reflection, I hope that this book will help those families of newly diagnosed children who have a disability. Your world will feel as though it has collapsed and will wonder; Why me? Why us? Is it worth it?

Believe me, it is worth it and then some. The journey does take time, love and a lot of patience to make it through each day but with the dawn there is always a new day.


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Our Author Highlight of the Month: J.B May

Author of the Month J.B May

About

J.B May


Hailing from the suburbs of Sydney Australia Jessica grew up in testosterone-fuelled surroundings, overwhelmed with football, fighting and alpha male prowess. To escape the ferociously masculine world her five brothers created around her she turned to the far-off lands of books for salvation.
Jessica has a unique perspective on the human condition that captivates her readers leaving them on the edge of their seats, begging for more. She brings a relatable down to earth quality to her characters that will make you laugh and cry. Her beguiling world of fantasy, betrayal, and love will have you completely hooked.


Books by J.B May


More than four centuries have passed since the fae drew a line in the sand. The Seelie and Unseelie have managed to uphold the treaty but an ancient prophecy threatens to break the fragile alliance.

Hidden in the shadows on the fringe of humanity Seth has lived more than one lifetime shrouded in darkness. A willing participant in iniquity he has everything he could ever have wanted. Bloodlust and depravity comforts his immortal existence and he answers to no one, but one girl is going to challenge everything he thought he knew…

Adaline Thomas has lived an uneventful human life, at seventeen the unthinkable happens and she loses the only parent she has ever known. If only her crippling grief was her sole concern. With her mother dead, the cloaking spell has been broken and the secrets of Adaline’s past are coming back to haunt her. Thrust into a mysterious world of magic, monarchs and murder, will she be strong enough to embrace the life she’s destined for or the monsters who live within it?

The future of the fae hangs in the balance, there will be losses and betrayals, can a forbidden love save them both?


Adaline was born into a world corrupted by magic, POWER and greed.

To keep her safe, they hid her in the mortal realm, but she can’t hide any longer…

She survived the first battle, but lost the LOVE of her life and the last member

of her mortal family in the process.

The fight for her life isn’t over, with guilt and LIES shadowing her days can she

find the strength to carry on?

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The Top Emerging Published Authors for 2020

Emerging Authors 2020

Welcome!

Meet the amazing emerging published authors for 2020...

J.B May


Hailing from the suburbs of Sydney Australia Jessica grew up in testosterone-fuelled surroundings, overwhelmed with football, fighting and alpha male prowess. To escape the ferociously masculine world her five brothers created around her she turned to the far-off lands of books for salvation.


Author of: Unveiled & Awakened


Jennifer Navin


I have always enjoyed writing and reading the written word. Riding the Rainbow. is my first book. It is written over many years and spans two centuries. With time, there is progress and change but the essence of the message in the book remains unchanged with time and will continue to do so.

There will always be an element of risk in pregnancy and childbirth.

There will always be families who have been affected by the shock of disability.


Author of: Riding the Rainbow


Joesy Knibbs


Joesy is a short story & poetry author who has come from the inner suburbs of Sydney. As a shy city girl, she met a country boy and moved to the north west country town of Gulgong. It was there she learned to manage a pig farm and observed the differences in people and the similarities in animals of all kinds.


Author of: Gerome the Great!


Millie Jackson


Millie Jackson writes novels and short stories that feature an honest exploration of contemporary issues. Whilst she often uses a humorous approach in her writing, she also delves into the difficult topics of addiction, domestic violence, eating disorders and spirituality.


Author of:

The North Shore Buddhist


Sonia Young


Sonia Young grew up on a hobby farm at Vineyard in the Hawkesbury Area of NSW. After getting married she moved to a nearby suburb and raised three children. She discovered the gift of poetry at the age of forty four. Embracing this gift she went on to write over 30 poems. Most of which are contained in this book. Being the first book of poems she has written she hopes it will be well received.


Author of:

My Poetic Journey & Hidden Treasures


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The Benefits of Being an Author

Is this your book?

Writing and publishing your book has many benefits that you may or may not realise. I will share some of these below in the hope that you may find something on this list that you have not ventured into as yet.

Let’s first look at the unexpected rewards you receive when you become a published author:

  • A sense of achievement
  • Self-expression
  • Experience a sense of heightened self-worth
  • The feeling of personal satisfaction of writing your book
  • Increase your writing skills
  • A huge tick off your bucket list
  • Being able to share your unique experiences with others

Now let’s take a look at the marketing benefits of being an author:

  • An overnight sensation – It’s true, you do become an accredited expert practically overnight. Being a published author will provide you with a major shortcut in building your reputation and it will boost your credibility in your industry
  • Promotional opportunities – this is for both online and offline opportunities that you will receive unlike before you were a published author. Launching and publishing your book will give you instant opportunities
  • Local book signings – Check out local bookstores that will happily do book signings for you
  • Run workshops – create a workshop around your book and then run a workshop, making sure you sell copies of your book at the workshop
  • Guest author – become a guest author for your local paper, magazine, TV or radio station
  • Boost Branding – boost your business branding by becoming an instant expert by allowing others to see your branding that includes your website, logo, photo, colours and graphics as a published author. People remember brands and you want them to know what yours is so that you become the go to person in your industry
  • Confidence booster – Many people don’t feel like they are qualified in their field even though they know it inside and out. Remember that most of the people in your industry are lucky if they have written an article, so be proud and confident in your amazing achievement
  • Seeking attention – Your book will get the attention of pre-qualified customers, clients or people that need your book. Your book will get you more visibility and these pre-qualified people are much more like to take you up on your offers as they are already interested in what you have to help them
  • Book awards – There are many local, national, international and online book awards that you can enter. Having an award under your belt will strengthen your reputation and allow people to see you as the leader in your field
  • Social Media – Go Viral! Make sure you get your book going crazy on social media, you want to be the latest sensation by appearing everywhere. You want to make sure that people are recommending your book to their audience
  • Getting an endorsement – Think of ways you can get a celebrity or person of authority endorsement, this will propel you to all kinds of success
  • List your book online – if you want a greater return on your book investment then why not list your book online

Think about what you want to achieve with your book and then look at the information in this article to see how you can start to develop a marketing and promotional plan for your book.

What benefits have you received by being an author?

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