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Anne A Gallo Author Speaks with Between The Covers VODCAST
Between The Covers Speaks with Anne A Gallo - Australian author of GABRIELLA. Grab Yours here - https://www.indiebooksaust.com.au/product-page/gabriella-la-vita-mia-by-anne-a-gallo It is 1975 and a young dark-haired girl unnoticed by the world...and who works serving store customers in the modest family fruit shop... Her family migrated to Australia in mid-1960s from beautiful Italy...Gabriella works hard in the family's fruit shop under the overbearing control of her father. She becomes depressed and introverted and isolated from the social world a teenager craves. She resents the fact her brother, Enzo, can study while she had to leave school at 15 to work. She finds she is torn living within the Italian and the Australian way of modern life. Knowing the only way out, and to get far away from her father's control, is to marry a better man; then Gabriella meets Aldo, an older, single Italian at the wedding of her cousin. She is swept off her feet by Aldo's charms and looks and having fallen in love with him, they wed soon after. But it does not take long for Gabriella to realise that Aldo is not the charming man she thought he was as his anger and violence grows towards her, she becomes afraid of her husband, the man she once loved. She gains the strength to leave Aldo and begins to live her life as an independent woman. Her father is outraged and commands Gabriella to return to her husband, but she stands firm in her resolve. And for the next part of her life, lives the life she chooses...Gabriella Campania, approaching womanhood, narrates her story. "An intimate and emotional journey of a young woman facing her life choices...beautiful and moving...a really well told story..." Nicole, IndieBook Reviewer. Anne Gallo has had a very eventful life and varied professions. Always in the background has been her passion for creative writing. Leading her at one stage to motivate others to write, facilitating creative writing groups and workshops on how to write your life story. Not having the opportunity to an education in her earlier life Anne went on to become a mature age university student, whilst raising three children. Anne now balances her life as a lawyer and mediator and delves into her imaginary world to write fiction.
Shelley Cass Author speaks with Between The Covers VODCAST
Between The Covers chats with Shelley Cass about her work, her life and her wonderful writing. Grab a copy of her new book here - https://www.indiebooksaust.com.au/product-page/the-last-larnaeradee-a-fairy-tale-by-shelley-cass While their country prepares for war, they prepare for the battle of their lives. The Gods have given their warning. A deadly threat will be born at the end of the ninth age and will find a divided world easy to consume. All will be destroyed in a storm of ice and fire, unless Three can be found to stand against the threat, and to bring all magical and mortal peoples together. A huntress and two runaways have been drawn together for an impossible Quest. Their world is threatened by disunity, by the growing sickness of Mother Nature, and by the ambitions of a Sorcerer who is hunting down one magical race after another. Book one in the 'A Fairy Tale' trilogy... "A magical and wonderful first book in this series and an exciting adventure for all ages to savour and be enchanted...a great new voice in the genre and a very talented author...looking forward to book two in this trilogy..." Amanda, Indiebooks reviewer. Shelley Cass started as the embarrassed kid who needed more help than everyone else to learn to read. She still remembers the moment - the complete internal shift and awe-struck surprise - when she realised, she could make sense of it all and that entire new worlds had opened before her. As an awkward, gangly junior student, Shelley began to write her own worlds. While growing up, she always came back to her own story, where she confronted the frightening things that threaten the real world and explored the things that save it.
Karen Thurecht author speaks with Between The Covers VODCAST
Karen Thurecht author speaks with Between The Covers about life, love and writing throughout her career...https://www.indiebooksaust.com.au/product-page/murder-at-the-dunwich-asylum-dr-hamish-hart-mysteries-by-karen-thurecht In order to reach the truth about the murders, they have to uncover the asylum's darkest secrets... It is 1884 and the eager young Doctor Hamish Hart is drawn from his research to investigate the hanging deaths of a female inmate and her lover at the Dunwich Benevolent Asylum on Stradbroke Island. The Superintendent insists the deaths are suicide, the sad fate of star-crossed lovers. However, Hamish suspects murder. Driven by a passionate interest in social justice, Hamish, and his friend Rita, realise there is a view of the asylum that has been obscured from the authorities. Step into the dark world of mystery and intrigue with one of fictions newest medical detectives... Keep one eye on the future with the publication of book two in The Dr Hamish Hart Mysteries; The Plantation Murders Arriving everywhere great books are sold soon. "Splendid, exciting, and very intriguing...a wonderful book and a great opener to a new mystery series and sleuth...hungry for the next one as this one delivered so much more than expected with amazing locations and characters and plot...a great new author...5 stars" Caroline, Indiebooks reviewer. Dr Karen Thurecht has a PhD in medical anthropology and a lifelong interest in cultural belief systems relating to health and medicine. Karen has taught cultural history at the University of Queensland Medical School and the Griffith University Medical School, and supervised Masters and PhD students in Public Health across the country. Karen has previously published two non-fiction books, one relating to women's health and the other about our need to understand our lives through story. Karen lives on North Stradbroke Island with her husband and is working on a murder mystery series set in Queensland in the 1880's, involving an eager young doctor, Hamish Hart.
Maureen T Corrigan author speaks with Between The Cover VODCAST
Maureen T Corrigan author speaks with Between The Covers about her adventures, her experiences and her laughs along the journey of life... Grab a copy of her awesome book here...https://www.indiebooksaust.com.au/product-page/walking-and-wheeling-tales-by-maureen-t-corrigan I do love travelling. Sometimes I think it's an addiction and I have to do it... But I also want to do it and need to do it; as it's part of keeping my body moving. In 2006 my world changed when I had to retire early from work because of multiple sclerosis (MS). I'd a successful career in the health industry and there was a lot more I wanted to achieve but had to leave. Because I wasn't working, I had time. Managing a chronic illness takes time but I also had spare time. With that I could do more of the things that I loved, such as travelling. I also discovered that I enjoyed writing about these experiences. Travels with my scooter have often ended up with so many funny stories from things that happened, I've ended up with more interesting and funny times than when I travelled without it. I cannot travel alone as I did before on my first trip overseas in 1976. I need Sue now, who is my best friend and helper these days. She travels with me everywhere and we are a great team. I've written this collection of travel tales of my adventures over the last forty years. Some are from when I was in my twenties and others more recently with my scooter. All of them are filled with my passion for living life and enjoying the wonderful experiences of a world I am lucky to have seen and look forward to seeing more of. I trust you will find your own enjoyment in my sharing. "A wonderful collection of great adventures and human spirit with the true Australian humour and flare for the absurd...a great book and read by a very real and talented author..." Dillon, Indiebooks reviewer. "...It is a testament to the joys and surprises that await someone who takes the plunge and just hits the road. Maureen Corrigan is an adventurer in the truest meaning of the word. She started her pursuit of travel after being diagnosed with MS. She is herself a physician, which may explain in part why she didn't just curl up in a ball and focus on things she couldn't do when she found out she had MS, but instead focused on doing the things she had always dreamed of doing. That's taking lemons and opening a lemonade stand. My hat off to her and I find myself thinking that this is a person I would love to meet..." Ray Simmons, Readers' Favorite US For many years, Dr Maureen Corrigan was a medical practitioner who worked in a broad range of healthcare roles, from general practitioner to hospital and health S service CEO. She retired early as a result of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). Maureen is now able to pursue her many other passions, including travel and writing, which has led her to say, 'I sometimes think getting MS was the best thing that happened to me!'
Lesley Hanson Author PODCAST
A story of survival...a child trapped within the torment of a man...We speak with author and survivor, Lesley Hanson who shares his story, his perspectives and his hopes for others to find help and face their terrors. Join us and experience the truth of a tormented youth. Buy your copy here - https://www.indiebooksaust.com.au/product-page/gary-lesley-hanson This is a story of survival... Gary is an average bloke who grew up in rural Australia during the late 70's and into the raging 80's' He has no fame or notoriety, nor does he want any. Throughout his childhood and early adult life he endured many forms of degradation and abuse at the hands of the people close to him and who should have been his greatest support and protection from the world of evil. Anyone who has been afflicted by traumatic experiences in childhood has, out of necessity, developed a range of creative, effective strategies that help them survive and go forward to live a valued life. Gary did this as he learned to protect his emotions by repressing them and trying to live without question or causing upset of the ignorant culture he would discover around him. Very often, however, the strategies that worked in childhood don't work so well when one becomes an adult. Like so many others, now in his fifties, Gary suffers PTSD, anxiety, and depression; all the while having all the elements of decent Australian lifestyle. He has a great job, a beautiful wife and children who mean the universe to him. But the torment of his past makes everyday a struggle for him and his battle for inner freedom and peace brings the demons raging back to his soul. "An emotional torture of painful experiences one can never wish to identify with but only aspire to survive...a wonderful triumph of heart and spirit for the survival of manhood...5 stars..." Colin, Indiebook reviewer
Janelle Barker Poet/Author VODCAST
We speak with passionate author and poet, Janelle Barker about her works, her COVID survival and her plans for more in the future... Buy her new book here - https://www.indiebooksaust.com.au/product-page/emotives-volume-2-janelle-barker Once again, a poet and a true Australian talent provides a collection of expression and emotions for all to enjoy for future to come...Disarming, warm and always accessible, Janelle Barker's poems make ordinary experiences glow. Everything that suffuses her emotive expression is here: love, compassion, insight, lyrical precision and the clear, simple honesty that reveals how life can turn in a moment. Musing on undercurrents and connections between family, nature, memory, motherhood and the world of circumstantial events that have created our culture and our fears. The poems in this aspiring new collection delve us further into a far more thought-provoking place. Grounded in experiences and perceptions, with all human mysteries and consolations they resonate with a passionate, sensuous honesty that only a true poet can express create. Janelle is a mother and wife who loves the closeness of family. Often a private person, Janelle shares moments with people that are close to her. Having moved from city to country life, her passion for poetry came in her 20's yet the desire to truly create her works in a collection came later in her life. She felt shy readers would not hold confidence in what she wrote and not connect to her work until encouraged by showing those close to her; most reacting emotionally to her years of thoughts and words. That was all she needed and was inspired to share her work with the world and for the world of poet lovers to relate.
Author Gillian Wells VODCAST
Nominated for the Miles Franklin Award, author Gillian Wells speaks with Between the Covers about her writing, her life and her passions in the candid conversation about being a successful author of over ten books. https://www.indiebooksaust.com.au/product-page/alone-gillian-wells Will her nightmare end in tragedy or resolution? Rachel is on her property in the remoteness of the Australian outback; alone. Her husband has passed, and her estranged son, having left years ago, returns to demand a share of his father's inheritance. Rachel is frightened of him and then becomes suspicious of him, when she discovers a dead body in her creek; Is it linked to her son? She calls the police and meets new police sergeant, Mike, and his new and enticing friendship is something Rachel finds refreshing. Then her dog dies with questionable circumstance as Rachel knows there is more than meets the eye. With Mike confronting her son; a gun fight ensuing with a motorcycle gang. Everything seems to be spiralling out of control. Rachel must protect the ones she loves even if it means breaking their hearts in the process... No one knows how alone Rachel's heart truly is... "A delightful dramatic tale of a woman living life true to her soul but struggling with her hearts fear and a deranged family history...A real joy of Australian fiction..." Gloria, Indiebooks reviewer
Jodie Miller Author VODCAST - What Does It Feel Like Being Born?
Between The Covers speaks with author Jodie Miller on her memoir and her experiences of writing and living the events of the work. Buy her book here - https://www.indiebooksaust.com.au/product-page/what-does-it-feel-like-being-born-jodie-miller CELEBRATING 2020: THE YEAR OF THE NURSE AND MIDWIFE It's 1999 and Jodie doesn't want children. When her husband threatens, baby or bust, she resists. But 30 is approaching, and her eggs aren't getting younger. By chance, Jodie gets access to the only public Birth Centre in South East Queensland; one of two in the entire state. She is profoundly changed by her baby's beautiful birth and becomes an advocate at the hospital while a larger, national campaign for birth reform is growing. Having babies herself and supporting others in birth, Jodie uncovers the secret women's business that conservative obstetricians deny and resist. In Australia, one-third of all births are caesarean and one in ten women experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. If reproduction is a feminist issue, welcome to the forgotten women's movement. "Midwives weren't able to force change alone. Jodie's devotion and dedication are commendable. The midwifery world needs more like her." Beth McRae, author of 'Outback Midwife'
Between The Covers talks with author Reece Pocock VODCAST
Bradley Shaw speaks with Reece Pocock, author of REFUGEE, about his work, his experiences and his life thus far in this candid interview. In a time when the world is still recovering from the aftermath of World War II...A man leaves his history in the war and his devastating wounds of his murdered family. But the war will not fade far from his mind as memories flow from the deaths at Dresden to Germany; the deserters; the killing fields...littered by dead bodies...hospitals overwhelmed and refugee centres, so under-supported...Rolf Krieger arrives in Adelaide after leaving Germany to start a new life. He uses his skills as a carpenter to gain work with Bill Kelly, a good man who becomes a friend and confidant. He finds love in the arms of Bill's sister, Elaine, a war widow with two children. He experiences happiness, until the haunting events from his past track him down in the form of a stranger seeking him out because he thinks Rolf stole from a dying aristocrat before the war ended and now, he wants Rolf to repay the sin in blood...They come together in an attempt to rebuild their lives after the dynamics of a conflict that so far has ruined them...Peace will not be found at the end of this war... Industry Reviews "A great read for everyone who enjoys real dramatic war stories filled with love, pain and retribution of the soul..." Ben, IndieBook reviewer "Refugee is a moving, stunning piece of literature that enthralled, entertained and enchanted me from the very first page..." Aimee, IndieBook reviewer. "What I liked most about this book was that as I read it, I got so engrossed in it that I felt like I was a silent character who was following the protagonist everywhere..." Rose, Indiebook reviewer. "Reece Pocock creates a fine study of how ordinary people are swept along by political and military events over which they have no control, but which continue to colour their daily lives..." Boris of Adelaide Grab your copy - https://www.indiebooksaust.com.au/product-page/refugee-reece-pocock
Author Samantha Hampstead Speaks with Between The Covers - VODCAST
Chloe will protect her sister, Isabel, from evil until their last breath...The life of Chloe, a 13-year-old French girl during the 1500's can be challenging when working as a servant for a prominent aristocratic family during the Crusades. It can become even more hazardous as she learns she is 2nd in line to the Portuguese Throne and one of the last remaining members of the House of Aviz. Raised in hiding by their Father, Chloe, with her sister Isabel, grow in protected solitude and innocence until Isabel bears the child of a man linked to the throne. As the ripple of shock lingers, they uncover the truth of their father being the great King Sebastian of Portugal, who has been forced into hiding due to an assassination attempt years earlier. Isabel's child will reshape the modern world as they know it; including the monarchy and all the lands surrounding. Chloe and Isabel are part Cathar which means for them to live in constant threat and fear as they oppose the Catholic Church. Chloe will protect her sister, Isabel, from the evil that comes for them until their last breath...even as fate propels demons to haunt them; they must remain true to the knowing that Isabel's new born son will become the true king of the land as he is to be... Grab your today - https://www.indiebooksaust.com.au/product-page/isabel-and-chloe-the-journey-begins-the-french-wolf-trilogy-samantha-hamps