The Lost River: Four Albums by Simone Lazaroo

  This novella by Simone Lazaroo is a heart-felt, lonely and sad yet uplifting story of a young mother, Ruth Joiner, preparing for her death and preparing for her daughter’s life after she passes from the mortal coil that encases us. This, Lazaroo’s fourth novel,...

After Darkness by Christine Piper

The great Indian philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti summed up the internal tug-of-war suffered by Christine Piper’s protagonist in her debut novel, After Darkness. ‘I wonder why we divide life into fragments, the business life, social life, family life, religious life,...

Jodie Wells-Slowgrove

Jodie Wells-Slowgrove is an author and teacher-librarian. A huge fan of fantasy fiction, her long-term goal has been to write a quest fantasy novel for younger readers. The first two books in the ‘Wilderness Fairies’ series were published by Penguin in February 2014,...

Tea With Arwa by Arwa El Masri

Tea with Arwa, a memoir by Arwa El Masri, provides a valuable glimpse into a Muslim woman’s experience living in Australia. This memoir follows the story of Arwa, a young woman navigating a new country, struggling to reconcile her Saudi and Australian...

The Twelfth Raven by Doris Brett

“The Danish writer Isak Dineson wrote that ‘All sorrows can be borne if you put them in a story’.” In her second memoir, poet and psychologist Doris Brett turns personal tragedy into a story of resilience and determination, as she once again navigates the journey from...