May 15, 2015
was a guest at Katoomba Storytime on Wed 13th June. She read from
her new storybook 'Caravan Fran' and brought a fun caravan activity for the
children to play with afterwards. In this podcast, Cheryl is interviewed by Naomi about her favorite illustrators, creative career path and more. See more of Cheryl's work at www.cherylorsini.com.au and www.cherylorsiniillustration.blogspot.com.au. You can also follow her on Instagram @cherylorsini #caravanfran
Upcoming events include:
May 17th, 2015: Caravan Fran Launch @ Bondi Pavilion, High Tide Room. Sunday May 17th from 1:30pm - 3pm. Come and see vintage caravan, book reading, music, badge making, cupcakes and much more!
May 24th, 2015: Sydney Writers Festival, Family Day.
October 10, 2014
John is joined by Jennifer Mosher, who is an Editor, Author and Proofreader. After a 30 year history in accounting, Jenny swapped
numbers for words in 2005 and now enjoys the pleasure of helping people bring
their message to an audience through editing, proofreading, formatting and
Jenny is also
the author of the children’s stories Who Caught the Yawn? And Where Did the
Sneeze Go? as well as the ebook Simple Rules for Effective Business
Check out her website here: http://www.jennifermoshereditor.com
October 7, 2014
Today we are joined by author Margaret Rose Stringer. Margaret
Rose has had extensive experience in radio and television. Her memoir, And
then Like my Dreams, published by Fremantle Press, is the story of her life
with her husband Charles ‘Chic’ Stringer set against the backdrop of the
To find out more about Margaret
Rose’s book, ‘And then like my dreams: A Memoir’, head to: www.margaretrosestringer.com. Also be sure to
check out her blog on this site.
Please note that this podcast episode was recorded via Skype, and unfortunately has some distortion and volume inconsistency.
September 25, 2014
Keith Whelan runs workshops at Public Libraries on writing,
ranging from Beginners Instruction in Creative Writing, to Travel Writing, to
Writing for Children. Keith will be a guest speaker at the Readers and Writers
Forum at Katoomba Library on October 25th, 2014. The event will run
all day (from 10am – 3.30pm), with panels on The Writing Process, Children’s
Literature, Memoir & Biography, Historical Fiction & Non-Fiction,
Editing, and Self Publishing.
September 24, 2014
Author Gabriella Kovac will be featured at the Readers and Writers Forum at Katoomba Library on October 25th, 2014. The event will run all day (from 10am – 3.30pm), with panels on The Writing Process, Children’s Literature, Memoir & Biography, Historical Fiction & Non-Fiction, Editing, and Self Publishing. Plus, there will be pre-paid workshops available on Creative Writing and/or Editing for $15 per person, per workshop.
You can find out more about her writing and work at www.gabriellakovac.com. On her site you can buy the book Georgina, Holocaust Survivor Stories, and you can also download a chapter free, to get a taste.
July 25, 2014
Today we are joined by Natalie
Muller, Editor-in-residence for 2014 at the Blue Mountains City Library. Passionate about bringing
authors and readers together, Natalie is interested in bringing new voices to
the reading public, and exploring the possibilities of e-books. She also offers
a reading service, providing authors with a critical assessment of their
manuscript, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses.
She will be visiting our library branches and
making herself available to discuss reading, writing, what it is like to be a
writer and how to improve your writing. The remaining 2014 dates for this free
service are: Saturday 9th August at Katoomba Library, Saturday 13th
September at Blaxland Library, Saturday 11th October at Springwood
Library and Saturday 8th November at Blaxland Library.
For more information and to
book your space, please contact your local Blue Mountains library branch. Find out more about Natalie and her services via her website at: www.nataliemuller.weebly.com
Also, submissions are now open for the first edition of The Wild Goose, a literary e-journal Natalie is starting, focusing on new Australian writing. The theme of the first edition will be 'Summer' - please feel free to interpret this however you like. Submissions of essays, short stories, memoir, poetry and visual material will be accepted. Please have your work submitted before November 1st to be considered for the launch issue. Send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
May 8, 2014
Today we are joined by author Susan E. Boyer, who will be talking at Blaxland Library in May about her book, Across Great Divides: True stories of life at Sydney Cove. Susan is the author of more than twenty books in the educational field. ‘People in Australia’s Past – their stories, their achievements’ was her first book on Australian history and reflects her interest and passion on the topic. Susan is a presenter, researcher and teacher. She is also a highly respected author in the area of English language teaching.
Susan’s book, Across Great Divides: True stories of life at Sydney Cove, brings to life the diverse experiences of people living in the precarious circumstance of Australia's first penal colony. Visit Birrong Books here for more information.
Blaxland Library hosts an author talk by Susan Boyer on: Saturday 24th May 2014, at 2pm. The library is situated at 33 Hope St., Blaxland NSW. Please join us for this free event.
April 22, 2014
Today John is joined by Rebekah Cooper, a trainee at the library, to talk about her favourite books and what it's like to work in a library.
March 7, 2014
Local author Sharon Cross joined us at Springwood Library to discuss her book, 'Emu Plains to Bathurst: The Great Inns and Hotels'.
This book is dedicated to the past and present hotels that run along the western road to Bathurst. Released to coincide with the Bicentenary of the Crossing of the Blue Mountains, this local history is sure to be of interest.