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|Born in Santiago Chile in 1952 During his early teenager years was Gymnastic Chilean Champion for 4 consecutive years . |
later in life Successfully become the state manager of one of the four largest Fast food companies in Australia and remained there for over 20 years.
During this time he was learning to fly on weekends .
Now a commercial Pilot with various Flight examiners approvals.
He has being passionate about life adventures and travels around the world, including Mountain climbing in the Andes .
He has written this book on the request of his younger son. In order to keep the memories of this Adventure.
Books by Fernando Villalon
The Penniless Vagabonds
Two 19 year olds Hitch hike adventure with no money from Chile to Rio de Janeiro Brazil in the early 1970's.
Dr David Barkhouse
Born in England to Scottish parents. Vivid memories of life in war torn England. Graduated as doctor at Leeds and emigrated to Australia in 1969with wife and three small children.
Books by Dr David Barkhouse
Ten Pound Doctor
Memoirs of a British trained doctor's professional life, much of it in rural Western Australia'
Sandee was born in New Zealand and grew up in a small horticultural village consisting predominately of orchards and vineyards. The village was surrounded by native forests and situated on the Pacific Ocean coastline. From bushland, fresh water streams, forests, to sand and surf her ‘backyard’ provided enormous scope for fun and adventures. Years later when tragedy struck Sandee opted for a new life with a new beginning and so immigrated to Australia with her young family to procure some sort of semblance of peace and security. After spending many years travelling and living in outback Australia she choose the South West region of Western Australia to retire in. She dabbles in art work, loves to go bushwalking, boating and a fishing rod is never from her hand.
Books by Sandee Parlor
Whispers Behind Closed Doors
How do you go when the fabric of your life is torn and your life hangs in the balance? Sandee Parlor shares with you her quest to find the courage and strength to move forward, to find forgiveness, seek love and bring peace to a broken heart. Desperate to have a life free of shame, guilt and blame Sandee immigrates to Australia with her young family for the fresh new beginning she believes she can acquire there. She has an adventurous spirit and from an early age she learnt how to hunt; how to shoot a gun and how to live off the land and these three components bode well for her throughout her journey. Come with her as she travels into the isolated wild Australian outback. You might want to pack a box of tissues.
James A Mullier
James lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife Kerrie. He has three daughters and four grandchildren. He has been retired from fulltime work for three years. His former occupation was Civil Engineering Designer and now, besides authoring books, he is an avid photographer and occasional song writer.
Over the last ten years James has developed his Christian writing style based on diligent research and study of Scripture. "In Spirit and in Truth" is James' seventh book of which, all are centred on God's Word of Truth.
Books by James A Mullier
In Spirit and in Truth
After seeing Truth diminish in Christian churches and the World alike, this book was written to assist in the identification of trustworthy knowledge, wisdom and understanding. "In Spirit and in Truth" is a reminder of the unchanging utterances of God, clearly stated in original Scripture for all to freely receive.
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!
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…………..
My story is very special, born a triplet and hid behind my mother’s skirt, and didn’t speak till I was 5 years old, bullied at school, reading, writing, speaking the English word was not part of my world. I didn’t believe I would ever have a normal life, and boy I sure don’t now…
My diagnose was dyslexia and Dyspraxia was a brain-based type of learning disability that specifically impairs the ability to read which made my speech messages from the brain to the month not heard and writing incomprehensible. With the world saying no to me, against all odds I followed my dreams, I published my book the first of 10 children’s series Ricki the robot, A teacher in Holistic health, Personal Trainer, Radio Presenter - internet radio, Almost Blue Radio show, International guest speaker for freedom of speech, a mother of 2 beautiful grown kids, and a teaching health and healing facility to build and grow for everyone to live in peace and strength. Dream Big ….
Books by Michelle Richardson
Ricki the Robot
Ricki lands on earth just in time to fix the Earth’s problems. But he has many problems of his own already. A confused Ricki meets a very worried Felicity, whose only wish is to find a friend to love. Even though Ricki is too unwell to have a talk, how can he refuse to be friends with Felicity? But he has to get well, because the world needs his magic. Urgently
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
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.
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.
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.
She is a member of two writers’ groups at the Stanton Library as well as another at the Writers’ Centre in Rozelle. She has two short stories that will be published in an up and coming anthology in Spring 2020, featuring the works of the Stanton groups. The theme is ‘Standing Out or Fitting in.’
Her debut novel, ‘A North Shore Buddhist,’ was launched at the Stanton in December 2019. Since then she has received many positive reviews of her writing and has been asked to do author talks at various locations.
Millie has an active interest in physical and mental health, surrounding herself with like-minded people. She also continues to explore the impact of addiction and lack of connection on the family unit in today’s society.
Books by Millie Jackson
A North Shore Buddhist
Jacquie knows all about challenges. The young country girl living in ‘the red brick house’ in the far west of N.S.W., turns away from the notion that God will fix everything. She then moves on to boys as her next possible fix.
After a devastating loss, as a young adult she moves to Sydney or ‘the big smoke’ as her father calls it. She develops a passion for money and men, whilst a spiritual quest for the meaning of life sits in the back of her mind occasionally making its presence known.
The right guy seems to be an illusion, as she battles through relationships and life altering traumas. Her friends and family together with her irrepressible sense of humour, keep her moving forward, even amongst the darkness threatening to unravel her world.
Walk with Jacquie as she experiences a myriad of emotions, from the joyous heights of happiness to the depths of sadness testing her will to battle on. You will find yourself laughing hysterically one minute and in floods of tears the next, always wondering whether she has the strength to overcome the trials that life keeps handing her.
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
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
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
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.