HUTCHISON, Anne

ISBN 978-1-922722-10-2
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No Ordinary Life

No Ordinary Life tells the story of a young couple’s experience of World War II and its influence on their lives. It’s a story of love and its resilience during extraordinarily difficult times, the time before, during and just after World War II. Their participation took them from war-torn Glasgow and the battlefields in France, North Africa and a small Greek Island in the Aegean, to life in a German POW Camp and a timber camp in the Highlands of Scotland. When the war finally ended, they left Scotland as ‘Ten Pound Poms’ and established a new life in Australia, far away from memories that were best left behind. This book is as much about the times in which they lived as it is about them.

About the Author

Anne is a retired science teacher who started her working life as a medical scientist. She followed a passion to become a teacher and taught Science in the western suburbs of Sydney before taking up a position at a large independent school in the city where she taught for thirty years. Retirement brought time to write, first about her children and the remarkable journey they shared in The Gift of Adoption, and then about her parents in her new book, No Ordinary Life. ‘My parents’ lives were ordinary for the time, but the times in which they lived their young lives were anything but ordinary. They weren’t the heroes of war recorded in history books, but they were heroic; they were part of the backbone on which victory was built. Although their story wasn’t unusual for the time, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be told.’

 
 

ANDERSON, Anthony

ISBN 978-1-922722-12-6
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Surfa Saurus

Surfa Saurus on the move surfing to the big–wave groove!

Sid Surfa Saurus and his best friend Dally are not your usual dinosaurs – they surf. But they didn’t always.

Thousands of years ago, while being chased by meat-eaters, they ran into the ocean to escape danger and discovered the coolest lifestyle imaginable – surfing. Sid and Dally were the very first surfers on planet Earth.

What happened next, was unimaginable. The climate changed – not once, but twice!

First of all, the ice age came and their world froze. They were caught, mid-wave, inside icebergs for millions of years … One day, the world began to warm up and the icebergs melted. Sid and Dally then found themselves in a modern world full of sun, sand and yes; surfing!

NEWMAN, Telesha

ISBN 978-0-6451562-5-6
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To Be Cool, You Must Be Kind

To Be Cool, You Must Be Kind; is a children’s story with a hidden message. It touches on a variety of behaviours school aged children would typically experience when trying to fit in and be accepted for who they are. The book goes through what children may perceive as ‘ being cool’ versus what it actually takes to be cool and ultimately that is found in the way of kindness and acceptance.

This is a great children’s story suitable for school aged children, that not only has a great message; but is also enjoyable to read.

Telesha Newman, self-published author of 'To Be Cool, You Must Be Kind'

About the Author

Mother by Day, Writer by night!

I am a mother of four with three boys and one girl. Although I have always had an urge to make a bigger contribution within society, it was my children that gave me to inspiration to pursue my passion to make a difference. One of my biggest challenges is to try and change the stigma’s associated with so many situations we faced as children and our children continue to face today. My book, ‘ To Be Cool, You Must Be Kind; was written to try and change the way we perceive someone being cool. It touches on a variety of behaviours typically seen in school aged children and walks the readers through what it really takes to be cool; and ultimately that is being kind.

All of my stories both present and future will have hidden messages written in a child friendly and enjoyable manner.

Our children are the future and we can change the way they think and perceive the world, one book at a time!

 
 

WILLIS, Dylan

ISBN 978-1-922527-73-8 PAPERBACK

Rebirthing

A Personal Empowerment Revolution 

In the rapidly changing world order, there has never been a greater sense of urgency to reclaim sovereignty over our perceptions, decisions and actions. As the masses inch ever closer to blind acceptance of governance from outside authorities, it will be the self-governed individuals who lead the way for humanity.

In any area of your life where you have not taken personal responsibility to empower, you provide someone or something else with the opportunity to overpower you. If you are not empowered mentally and spiritually, you risk being indoctrinated by people who tell you how to think and what to believe. If you are not empowered physically, your body may be overcome by a debilitating illness or dis-ease. If you are not empowered in your intimate relationships, you may attract those who trigger your deepest wounds and take advantage of you. And if you are not empowered in your career, you may have to acquiesce to people who tell you when you can work, what to do, and how much you’re worth.

You live in a society that has conditioned individuals to fit in rather than stand out. In order to step into the person that deep down you know you must become, you must courageously let go of who you are. If you want to cling to fixed beliefs, remain disconnected from who you are and where you came from, and stay stuck on the hamster wheel of life, then you might as well put this book down now. But if you want to expand your awareness, deepen your connection to yourself, others and The Source from which you came, and discover meaning and purpose in your life that transcend your time on earth, then Rebirthing is the book is for you.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Over the course of his 17-year career as a trainer and coach, Dylan Willis has delivered well in excess of 20,000 one on one sessions. This professional experience, coupled with the life experience gained by traveling to some 50 countries around the world, has given him deep insight into the challenges and opportunities associated with being human and helped him to deeply understand the commonalities that bind us all. This has led to the creation of the three core pillars of his signature coaching program – Rebirthing: A Personal Empowerment Revolution – and subsequently the nine powerful lessons he takes people through in the program to help them empower all areas of their lives. Dylan currently resides in Brisbane, Australia. All requests can be directed to contact@dylanwillis.net
 

DICKSON, Greg

ISBN 978-1-9225-57-8 PAPERBACK

Running on Empty 

Small Business Survival Kit 

What’s a house painter doing with a steel business? For the first two years, I asked myself the same question. One of my good friends said to me, “Mate, you’re a bloody idiot! You’re giving up a good living painting houses to go and set up a steel business!”

I remember this because it hurt me so much. But I have got up off the floor so many times because of it. What happened was, I was lucky to be painting for a local business that was closing down because of a global downturn, and it gave me the chance to start up.

Over the following chapters, I hope to give you the inspiration and hope to go out and start your own adventure. I did, and now I am saying, WOW, where did twenty years go! My new venture enabled me to put three kids through university. One is a doctor, one is a teacher, and one is a radiographer.

I often wonder: Could I have done this on a painter’s wage?

The answer would be NO.

McCLURE, Stephen

ISBN 978-1-9225-63-9 PAPERBACK

Oz, Becoz!

This book is basically an Australian’s autobiography origins, personal growth, and development, including living with schizophrenia medication, ie “how I survived the baby boom.” My philosophical thoughts, protestant Christian Bible interpretation, and descriptions of my travel experiences are on display, mingled with “good humour.”

Never really an “Ocker,” I have always had a love of our English language: it’s always a surprise, its rules always mysterious and rhyming poetry is a wonderful challenge. Describing our world is best kept simple. I do like Kipling, for example, but here is my own style of Poetry, using rhyme, rhythm and colloquial English.

 
 
 

 

 

 

About the Author

He has sought, from ninety-nine,
His “one” to save, His choice , not mine; We cannot earn His Grace divine.
It’s long ago He planned a line

Of people He would call “elect,” It’s not the way you would expect; It’s all “on Him” – we have no say – Not “what we do,” “He is the Way!”

Our Jesus died for all our sin, Atonement made, “to let us in,” And only He could qualify –
God’s Son that they would crucify.

To prove all this, He rose again,
To live in Heav’n, eternal reign:
This completed, saving us,
We want to spread the Word – It’s thus:

No other “faith” a future gets, New bodies for us, no regrets; To worship Him, how wonderful, He’s ev’rything, “His cup is full!”