EGAN, Declan

ISBN 978-1-922803-69-6
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Into the Unknown

An ordinary life turned upside down in the blink of an eye

A teenage boy on the verge of becoming a young man, thrown into the unknown and forced to fight for his life. Leaving behind his family, friends and all that he knows, Akeem must fight for survival and make decisions no young boy should have to make. Who to turn to? Which path to choose? Will right or wrong prevail?

A story of courage, bravery, survival and friendship, Into The Unknown will take you on a journey of discovery and show the lengths humankind will go to in order to protect those they love.

Declan Egan self-published author of Into the Unknown

About the Author

Hailing from South Australia, Declan Egan is a 17-year-old young man with a passion for writing, history, music and world events. In his spare time, Declan enjoys writing, taking walks and spending time with his family, and has been awarded many accolades for his service to the local community. Declan’s first book, Into The Unknown, was born from a desire to explore what life might be like for a child soldier and the personal toll this would take.

 
 

KUCHEL, Todd

ISBN 978-1-922629-21-0
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The Passage of Conquest

During an evening, promising adventure aboard a galleon, eighteen-year-old Giselle is marooned on a tropical island.

As she begins to uncover remnants of an ancient civilisation, she learns that she has travelled to a parallel world and that the island was veiled four hundred years ago to prevent an ancient evil from escaping.

As the mystery of the islands history unfolds, Giselle is drawn into a desperate quest for a key that will enable safe passage home aboard the galleon, before it is used to unleash death and destruction throughout time and space.

todd kuchel author

About the Author

Having admired works of time travel and parallel worlds since a young age, T. D. Kuchel brilliantly captures the essence of reality with his fictional tales. Though, also partial to drama and a worthy love story, his tales flicker with romance and suspense.

A keen traveller, T. D. Kuchel longs for adventure and strives to write first-hand of locations around the globe. The plot for his debut novel, The Passage of Conquest, was conceived whilst sailing the Whitsunday Islands.

Between exploits, he resides in The Barossa Valley, where he enjoys quality time with his family, the local splendour of food and wine and writing in his home library.

To contact or learn more, visit www.tdkuchel.com

Testimonials

Magnetic prose, dripping with intrigue, that catapults you head-first into the turbulent depths of Kuchel’s spellbinding narrative and leaves you gasping for air in all the best ways.

Emily Waller

An addictive, irresistible adventure that keeps you guessing right ‘til the end, filled with refreshing authentic characters and an engaging female protagonist. This book is the definition of a page-turner.

Jessica Atkins

TRIPODI, Damiano

ISBN 978-1-922803-33-7
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Serafina

What if your life turned upside down and you had to decide between the safety of home and your dream of a whole new life?

Serafina is known for her beauty, loyalty and love for her family. Following a devastating incident, Serafina’s life is left in tatters, but she needs to make a life altering decision that impacts her and her family.

Set across two continents, is Serafina prepared to sacrifice everything in the quest for a better life?

About the Author

Damiano Tripodi, a passionate writer and story teller, was born in Palmi a small beautiful city in the Region of Calabria in South Italy where the mountains meet the sea. Damiano migrated to Australia as a small child in the early 1950’s with his mother and younger brother – where they joined their father who had travelled earlier and prepared a place for them.

Damiano and his family settled in Traralgon, Victoria Australia. Damiano Married his beautiful Calibrisella, Melina in 1970, and together they have 3 Children.

Damiano and Melina have worked extensively within the Latrobe Valley community, owning an operating several businesses together, as well as Damiano following his dream and having a career as a teacher for over 30 years.

A highly respected member of the Italian community, Damiano is deeply passionate about his Italian heritage, and through his tireless work with the Italian and broader community earned the recognition with the Italian Government, which honoured him with the title “Cavaliere” in the Order of the Italian Republic. In recent years, in his retirement, Damiano enjoys spending time with friends and family at the family restaurant he has operated with his son for well over 20 years, and enjoying his role of adoring Nonno to his 7 grandchildren.

IVORY, Scott

ISBN 978-0-648440-82-6
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Tyrannosaurus Rex II

The Darkland Emperor

Belinda began her transformation, from her human form, into the appearance of the Tyrannosaurus Rex, as she let out a roar, which echoed across most of Darkland, before she turned her attention towards Kevin, who still remained badly injured.

ISBN 978-1-922803-56-6
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Tyrannosaurus Rex III

The Ravenslea Curse

Though the door was suddenly slammed and locked from the outside, Edward felt insulted with how both Ricci and Trina managed to hold some commanding power over him, despite the partnership between them, had ended sometime ago.

TANNER, Lindsay

ISBN 978-1-9227223-9-3
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The Warriors

KNOCKABOUT MELBOURNE TAXI DRIVER JACK VAN DUYN HAS HIT ROCK BOTTOM. HIS TAXI BUSINESS HAS GONE BUST, HE’S BEEN EVICTED AGAIN, AND HIS FRIENDS HAVE EMIGRATED.

The mundane process of applying for the dole and finding a place to live unexpectedly propel Jack onto the front line of the gender wars. He is forced to go back to uni and enrol in Gender Studies, and finds himself enlisted to infiltrate the Warriors, a secretive men’s group dedicated to harassing women who’ve separated from their violent partners. Their prime target is his new co-tenant Anita, a sex-worker who Jack commits to protecting – because he is falling in love with her.

As the odd assortment of eccentrics and chancers in the decaying Carlton mansion he’s moved into descend into chaotic conflict, Jack’s mission turns deadly when the Warriors unleash vicious revenge attacks on women.

The Warriors explores the appalling realities of male violence against women, the twisted mentalities that impel otherwise ordinary men to extremes of brutality and murder, and the challenges facing decent men caught in a bewildering maze of rapidly changing gender roles and expectations.

 

MCCARTHY, Gerry

ISBN 978-1-922722-74-4
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Gus: the Southern Purple Spotted Gudgeon

Southern Purple Spotted Gudgeons were thought to be extinct however a small number were rediscovered several years ago and some were captured for breeding stock, which has led to several groups becoming involved in breeding programs.

Students can investigate native aquatic and land-based animals that rely on healthy wetlands, billabongs creeks and rivers.

How are billabongs and wetlands formed? What causes some animals to become extinct? How do introduced fish affect native fish species?

By reading the story of Gus, students can create a wetlands food web.

gerry mccarthy author

About the Author

Hooked on fishing from and early age, Gerry McCarthy and his dad Martin were regular hopefuls on all of Adelaide’s metropolitan jetties. Interestingly Gerry’s extensive teaching and educational leadership appointments were always situated close to water! In 2015 after forty-six years in educational settings, Gerry established his own teaching business Teachfishsa and South Australian schools took the bait.
Gerry’s passion for all things fish saw schools engage in STEM projects through aquaponics as well as fishing camps and fishing excursions. However, Gerry’s most recent focus as been to help save critically endangered native fish. The story of Gus the Southern Purple Spotted Gudgeon (a fish that until recently was thought to be extinct) is shared by Gerry and his illustrator niece Elise Fitzgerald in the hope that others will join the cause and help save fish like Gus. 
Elise Fitzgerald Illustrator Gus book

About the Illustrator

Elise Fitzgerald is a Year 10 student at Mercedes College Adelaide and this is the first book Elise has illustrated. Elise has always loved art and in order to further develop her skills is taking on lessons outside of school. Elise has a preference for oil paintings and portraits.
When not producing outstanding art pieces, Elise spends a lot of time on her other passion gymnastics. Elise hopes to pursue illustrating and other creative avenues into the future.