Lucky Bastard

A young woman gives birth to an illegitimate child in the 1940's. She has spent most her life living with foster parents in the West Yorkshire market town of Otley. She is literally thrown out of the house by her foster mother and travels to the city of Bradford where she is admitted to a refuge for unmarried mothers. The refuge also serves as a remand home for female offenders awaiting trial. Whilst living there, she is very poorly treated. The father of the child has abandoned her upon discovering that she is pregnant and the [read more...]

From Asmara To The Yarra

'From Asmara to the Yarra' is a story about a typical Eritrean refugee family. When war breaks out, a widowed mother and her three young daughters are forced to abandon their homeland. This story traces their path from Eritrea to Sudan and beyond as they slowly drift apart to face their own painful challenges and grim fates. The eldest of the sisters, Miryam, finds herself in the Arab Gulf - a lowly housemaid working for a rich businessman with a sleazy and heinous agenda. The middle sister, Nadia, joins the armed struggle to [read more...]

My Friend the Bear

Follow the Bear through his busy day. What does he get up to?What does he like to eat?Can you keep up with him? Come along and enjoy reading this fun and friendly book and meet My Friend the Bear! Stuart came up with this idea, and we just thought to include a short questionnaire for the end of my story "My Friend the Bear". This will help with the interaction of parents and children as well as helping with some simple education and memory skills. Have Fun With Question Time? What number is on the Bear’s [read more...]

Tom Culley – a Reflection

Throughout the history of the evolution of the Australian Merino, the creative efforts of the few impact studmasters has been critical. By any account Tom Culley is regarded as one of the greatest breeders of Merino sheep this country has seen. The genetic impact of the rams he bred upon the national flock has been enormous. The distinctive nature of his sheep is no less significant. With their terrific size, and long-stapled and soft medium-strong wool fleeces of great bulk, they were immediately recognisable. Whether on the catwalk, [read more...]

The Two Days in Your Life

Fear "All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened. The courageous man is the man who forces himself, in spite of his fear, to carry on. Discipline, pride, self respect, self confidence and love of glory are attributes which will make a man courageous even when he is afraid." General George S Patton Jr, US Army. It is 1917 and the Australian soldiers of the 3rd Signal Section are huddled together in a dugout close to the frontline in France. The next day they will be in action. They have one [read more...]

Sub-Heroes: Killervolt

Set on a similar but different world than we know, people with strange and powerful ability's have risen up to protect the 'normal' population. These people use their gifts for the greater good, Organised and controlled under a single banner. They are the Ultra Heroes. Most people with these Ulta Powers are initially unaware that they are gifted with this power as it lies dormant and undisturbed until it's needed or forced to the surface. This is the story of one such person who seeks answers to the tragedy that gave birth to [read more...]

A Wog Abroad

After taking a well earned holiday, for the first time in 6 years. Simon Sultana an accomplished Security Officer will get out of his comfort zone leaving his family and close friends behind for a month travelling alone halfway across the globe to the USA for his first ever solo overseas trip. From the bright lights of Las Vegas, the chilly snow peaked ridges of the Grand Canyon, the sleepy country towns of the Deep South, to the hustle and bustle of New York City with his new found travel buddies in tow, read as Simon navigates [read more...]

A Night in Hangman’s Hall

The old haunted house on the hill. Every town has one, but not every town was home to the Mad Mangler, a vicious killer who took the lives of numerous innocent men and women. This was his home. Mark Garel, Claire Ors, and Alex Moore know all of the stories; they’ve spent their entire lives watching horror movies and learning all about the Mangler. Hangman’s Hall has a fearsome reputation, but that’s not going to stop them. The three friends are going to stay the night. It seemed like a good idea at the time, stay the night in [read more...]

Who Says So

This book is about the given names of feelings, it demonstrates clearly the known law of opposite and equal reactions. The book is able to demonstrate the law at work not only within the body but most defiantly identified within each person’s lifestyles, events and actions. Although the book is very different with the new definitions, or interpretations of the known meanings of feeling words, the exercises within the book support the new theory and interpretations. The book leads each reader to re-examine what they believe to be a [read more...]

Eagles on the Highway

Life is full of choices. In this sequel to A Butterfly Landed An Eagle, D. Elizabeth Laine urges her family, next generation and generations to come, to remain positive. Instead of attributing blame to everything and everyone else, she challenges Christians and non-Christians alike not to ask why, but, do something about the negative things in their lives. She highly recommends prayer and optimism.