5:30 to 7:30 pm at Rydges Esplanade Resort, Esplanade Cairns. Bookings via Tropical Writers Festival Website
Thanks to everyone who attended, supported and helped in out Public Anthology Book launch.
It was a most enjoyable time.
A special thanks to our Patron, Stephen Torre BA PhD Qld for his encouraging words and comments. We cannot forget our readers who did such a splendid job in bringing their stories to life, Sally, Heather, and Carol who spend many a long hour compiling those stories into book format ready for publishing.
Meet Angel and Michael, a couple in their thirties
who have been dating happily for a year. But now
Angel's sexual curiosity will draw them into a
buzzing underground swing scene that will
welcome them both with open arms.
So where is the line drawn between freedom and
fidelity? Is it possible to have your cake…and eat
This novel began as social research into Swinger culture
and their use of social media. Authors, husband and wife
team, Claire and Terry Lingale discovered that what they
assumed about swinger culture was far from the truth. Out
of this research Cake was written about the initiation of
one couple into the swinger scene in Cairns as it was in a
pre-media savvy world.
Packed with love and laughter, this romantic comedy takes
you on a journey through one couple’s sexual bucket list –
through the highs, the lows and the challenges. Brace
yourself – all will be revealed and some of it will surprise
Available on Amazon Kindle store – search under “Cake Lingale”
or through the authors’ website:
Tommy and Friends to the Rescue
When strange creatures turn up at the meadow, Tommy watches as his world is transformed from a peaceful forest he loves to an ugly place full of hidden danger. Can Tommy and his friends come to the rescue and make the forest a safe place again?
The story tells of Tommy’s first encounter with humans as he witnesses their careless behaviour when they visit the countryside. It gently explores the danger littering has on our natural environment and its inhabitants. It also shows that even though you may be small and insignificant you can accomplish great things.
Tommy and Friends to the Rescue is the second book in the Tommy series.
This book is suitable for children aged 4 to 7.
For further details, visit www.lenkawagner.com/books
Available from Jabiru Publishing at www.jabirupublishing/bookstore and Collins Booksellers, Smithfield.
What a wonderful attendance for our local author and member, Dave Hodges and his historical fiction book about the 1921 Mt. Mulligan Mining disaster ‘Little Miss Muffet’
It was so good to see so many members attending his launch.
To view Dave’s presentation Click Here
Down by the Sandy Gardens
When Irish Eyes Aren’t Smiling
Born and raised in the countryside of Kilmaley, amongst the hills of County Clare in the west of Ireland, Irene apparently lives an idyllic life. Yet, unseen by the outside world, her life, and that of her siblings, is forever marred by the whims of an irrational mother who, in an arranged marriage, married not for love but for fortune. This forges a strong bond between Irene, her two brothers and sister, which sustains them through the difficult times.
Reaching puberty at an early age—before the end of primary school—Irene struggles through a brief stint at boarding school. Then, at the age of fourteen, she falls in love with a man more than twice her age. This leads to a parish scandal and, years later, to a secret romance that is thwarted by a jealous friend.
Introduced to the corporate world when she is employed as a secretary, Irene moves to the city. She seeks love, though nothing lives up to her past experience. She continues to struggle to meet her mother’s expectations. She endures a troubled life, discovering what love really means when she is reunited with her original sweetheart. Unfortunately, this reunion is short lived. Her involvement with another man leads her to a dark place, and she has to make some difficult decisions. Her dark and troubled relationship careers into a hellish nightmare that changes her life forever.
An ancient land beckons.