An inspiring podcast featuring the adventurous author and traveller Maggie Counihan, who embodies her own motto that “Age is no barrier”. At the age of sixty, Maggie went on her first solo trip to India - and has never looked back. In this podcast she discusses her early life and her life-changing decision to follow her dreams and experience the world on her terms.
Her latest book, Bring on the Birthdays: Ageing with Adventures, is now available from her website: http://www.maggie-rollo.com.
Apr 7th, 2013 by listenersinthemist
Australian crime-fiction authors P.M. Newton and Lenny Bartulin talk about writing, inspiration and their novels – The Old School by P.M. Newton and A Deadly Business, The Black Russian and De Luxe by Lenny Bartulin.
Pam has given talks and workshops on writing crime fiction, the journey to publication and, of course, on her first book, The Old School. Set in Sydney, this is an edgy novel featuring police detective Nhu “Ned” Kelly. Much more than a simple whodunit, this novel explores social issues such as Aboriginal land rights and the Vietnam War. Newton’s experience as a former police detective gives the story a gripping credibility. Click here to find out more about Pam and her books, and follow her on Twitter here.
Lenny’s books centre around Jack Susko, second-hand book dealer and trouble magnet. This is a loveable character who always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. The Black Russian was shortlisted for the 2010 Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction, and with good reason. Written with great humour, the classic dialogue, fast-paced action, and disastrous scenarios in these books are sure to give you a good chuckle. Click here to find out more about Lenny at Scribe Publications.
Author A. D. Martin talks climate change, connecting with nature, the ills of rampant consumerism, his tips for simpler living, and his latest good non-fiction reads. Food for thought!
You can find out more about his book, ‘One: A Survival Guide for the Future' here.
Growing up in a small town, A. D. Martin went on to a career in finance where he found himself mixing with some of the world’s leading business minds. Along the way he experienced a number of life changing events, all of which contributed to a growing awareness and a gradual awakening. His experiences and business background formed the foundation for his economic, spiritual and practical awakening, providing insights into the challenges humanity faces over the coming years. He has now dedicated his life to helping individuals grow and awaken to the realities of our new future - a brighter, more resilient and sustainable future. That of One...
In this episode, Naomi talks about #Heartread, the 'Read, Watch, Play' theme for February. #Heartread can be romantic, moving, emotional, or really anything that touches your heart. During 2013, the Blue Mountains Library is promoting Read, Watch, Play - an initiative which celebrates reading in all forms – such as books, e-books, films, gaming and the internet.
Today John Merriman is joined by Shamala Ratnesar, author of 'The Total Life Diet’ - a groundbreaking nutrition, health and weight loss program that will CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
Shamala is a leading Australian dietitian, author and speaker based in Sydney. She started Omega Health Solutions – now known as The Total LIFE Diet Centre – because she wanted to make a difference. With diabetes and obesity having reached epidemic proportions and cardiovascular disease being the world’s biggest killer, there was a real need for truly effective programs that would give people long-lasting results for life. You can visit her website here for more information.
January’s theme is re-read. No matter what the season, there’s always a good time to pick up your favourite book and read it again, read a controversial book for a second time a decade later, or reread a book you first read at 16 at 30 or 60 to see if it still has the same impact or has improved on re-reading. You may also consider re-watching that favourite movie or television series, re-playing (again) that game which had you hooked so many years/months/weeks/days ago.
Jason Foster is an author, poet, journalist and History teacher at Jamison High School in Sydney’s western suburbs. He has been published in American History magazines, Australian travel magazines and poetry anthologies in the United Kingdom. His books include Seven Bones: two wives, two violent murders, a fight for justice (with Peter Seymour), Waiting at the Gate: a Memoir (with Robyn Caughlan) and Fighting Blind (with Shane Horsburgh).
This week, we have an interview with Kate Shayler, author of a new book called ‘Burnished’, as well as her publicist Fiona Turner. Kate’s latest book, Burnished, is a collection of stories from other ex-Burnside kids. It's a fantastic read and a wonderful insight into recent Australian history and into the lives of some amazing people. The book has also just won the 2012 best Non-Fiction (Biography) in the Global e-book awards in the US.