Recently released by Jabiru Publishing, Back Country Rivers by David Howard is a collection of bush poetry based on the lives of people who lived near the river system of north-western Queensland and north-western New South Wales – the Back Country. The poems’ stories can be sad, humorous, tragic and fantastic, and are told in the inimitable style of former ABC Radio broadcaster, David Howard, who spent some time living in Longreach. David’s poems are accompanied by carefully researched – but definitely not boring! – prose in which he explains more about the history of the people and the country described in the poems. …read more
Jabiru Publishing has just released Noela McNamara’s third book, “Daughter Woman Mother Wife”. Drawing on her poems and stories written over her lifetime, Noela has compiled an extraordinary collection in which she explores the many nuances of life as a woman in the journey through life. Noela has a wonderful ability to go to the heart of what it means to be a woman in modern Australian society. While she writes about the joys of womanhood and motherhood, she is not afraid to tackle the difficult issues in life. This book also provides a glimpse into the complexities of family …read more
Congratulations to very talented poet, Celia Berrell, on the publication of the second edition of her popular book, The Science Rhymes Book. Celia’s unique gift derives from joining together science and poetry, two unlikely friends, to produce amusing and interesting poems about science for children. The second edition comes with added poems and illustrations. Celia’s book has been published by Jabiru Publishing (www.jabirupublishing.com.au) and is available from their Book Store in the Children’s Books section.
Noela McNamara’s new book contains poems and stories about the interface between cultural groups in modern Australia. Noela traces present-day situations back to their roots and shows the way that the past impacts the present in the lives of people from different cultural backgrounds. Her background in Australian Indigenous Literature allows her to have a rare ability to conduct a sensitive and thoughtful exploration of sometimes difficult issues. While Noela’s previously published work has been in the field of poetry, the new book includes compelling short stories about people from different backgrounds who are trying to find their place within society. These stories …read more
“Marketing your book”, a new blog by Michelle Street, is full of creative ideas for authors to help in marketing their books. Published authors describe the methods they have used in book marketing. The latest post on the blog is from Celia Berrill, a talented poet who writes science rhymes aimed at schoolchildren. Celia’s poems have been used all over the world as teaching tools. Click here to have a look at the methods that have made Celia so successful.