ISBN 978-1-922803-60-3

Gratitude on Country

A cry for a Simpler Life

The ‘Gratitude on Country’ pledge (United Nations 9th August First Nations and Caring for Planet Earth) is building awareness of well-being, custodianship and a collective shared vision of gratitude for a better world for the next generation.

Where there's smoke Mae Baak

About the Author

Craig has worked in government, not for profit and private business, overseeing a range of community services and facilities over 25+ years. This has involved leading community & Business teams to nurture a healthy view in the world we live in.

Craig’s interests include well-being, personal development, a regular yoga/meditation practice, sustainable food systems, equality & an understanding of the business world, with a vision to inspire people to take a holistic view of the world and align and reconnect with the rhythm of nature.

Craig facilitates and consults ‘Wellness in the workplace programs’ and Cultivating Wisdom workshops for Men across Country.

‘Living Well’ consults and coaches a number of local, national and international business in a range of industry sectors. How we live on country, trade and care for people and place will contribute to a better world for all of us.

Craig contributes to the ‘Wellbeing Initiative’ – located on the East coast of Australia, and serving on a number of community organisations through his ‘Wellness in the Workplace’ programs.

Craig lives in Adelaide, South Australia in Aldinga Beach, 40 minutes south of the city centre nestled in the Aldinga Conservation Park (The Scrub).


The German Teacher

ISBN 978-1-922527-09-7 PAPERBACK

Into a valley deeply divided by war, prejudice and loyalties, arrives Audrey Douglas, a young teacher. It is January 1917 and this her  first appointment, to replace all vestiges of German language and culture from the former one teacher school in the Barossa Valley township of Langestal.

She learns the body of her predecessor,Helmut Heinrich, was found the day before her arrival – two months after he had retired and was supposed to have returned to Adelaide.

Most of the menfolk of Langestal have been interned and the resultant hostility and mistrust between their families and the rest of the community are palpable.

So… was the old teacher murdered? It transpires many had a motive – but who and why? Why was he found in a derelict vineyard, no one reporting him missing?

Audrey and local police constable, Jim Boyd, unite to solve the mystery while facing demons and horrors of their own. 

BARKER, Janelle

ISBN 978-1-922452-44-3

Sounds of The World 

My vision, inspirational, empowering.

Janelle is a wife, mother and nana who loves the closeness of family.

She found her inspiration to write again once she moved from the city to the country. Janelle prefers to work from behind the scenes rather than be in the spotlight.

Her writing begins on the surface, before delving effortlessly down into a far more thought-provoking place, taking you with her.

She is grounded in experiences and perceptions with all human mysteries, taking you to a deeper, circumstantial place of events in her work.


SBN 978-1-922452-43-6​

No One is Safe at Night

A serial killer is on the loose and terrorising Melbourne…

Best friends Ava, Ally and Ivy are young and carefree. Friends since high school, the girls can’t imagine a life without each other. Whilst working as adult dancers the girls are focused on their friendship and the men in their lives.

But mutilated bodies of young women just like them are piling up and fear is engulfing the city.

When it all becomes too much the girls make the choice to escape to Lake Eildon for a camping trip – triggering events that will change the girls’ lives forever…