Sergei Rudolfovich Mintslov was one of Russia’s most prolific authors. Born and educated in Tsarist Russia, he left his homeland after the Bolshevik revolution of 1917 and spent the rest of his life in exile in Riga, Latvia. Faraway Days, penned by Mintslov in 1918, is an autobiography recounting a mischievous childhood and early adulthood. This insight into life on the country estates of the nobility as well as the evolution of a young officer in the military academy in Nizhniy Novgorod and then Moscow is unlike any story previously [read more...]
'Bertybutton Gets a Team' is the first book in a series of 8 children’s storybooks about a real fleet of trucks based in Perth, Western Australia. These trucks are their own characters called: 'Bertybutton', 'Quarters' and 'Mini Bert', all of which have exciting adventures during their working day carting interesting products within the Perth City area, to the Far North West and across Australia. 'Bertybutton Gets a Team' is the introduction to this real fleet of trucks given they are, in real life, covered in colourful and [read more...]
When death hits the rewind button on your life, what would you change? For Sarah Jane Ashford it would be her passionate but tumultuous marriage to her high school sweetheart Sam. Her life meets a tragic end when the impact from a car accident dislodges her soul and propels her into the past. Sarah dies on Cahill Expressway in her thirties, and reawakens under the watchful eyes of her Boys II Men poster at age seventeen. Believing this sojourn into 1994 was an opportunity to rebuild her flawed relationship with Sam, she attempts to [read more...]
The book is for new and current teachers as well as sports coaches and parents. I have de-bugged and overhauled the theory heavy manuals on teaching, currently cluttering the shelves and replaced them with a fresh, modern and practical guide to the 'Art of Teaching'. This book will help to put the essential theory of teaching into practical examples and gives context and clarity to how and when to use them in a modern pop culture environment.
Could this happen to you? Megan White, a young naive girl who wants to make an impression on the world, becomes entrapped within a large evangelical church, despite the infidelity and hypocrisy she witnesses amongst the leadership. Her escape is difficult, protracted and scarred by personal tragedy and pain. Beyond Belief provides insight into the machinations of a large fundamentalist church and takes a confronting look at the risk of passionately holding onto your beliefs despite contrary evidence before you. You cannot help but [read more...]
This is a story of a bricklayer that upon dying realises his atheistic views of the impossibility of life after death was incorrect. Grant’s journey in the Afterlife is full of challenging steps as he struggles to come to terms with a completely different perception of life and death while still hiding a terrible secret that he had taken to the grave. After fifty years in the Afterlife Grant must return back to Earth to face the biggest challenge of his life. A challenge that may decide the fate of every person on the [read more...]
From a slight sneeze to incoherent speech. From amnesia to an emotional fragile state. Man Flu has been associated with the most shocking, the most dreadful and the most life threatening virus to hit the male population since the birth of Adam so many eons ago. What we thought was a simple gesture of Eve handing over the apple to Adam, was in fact, for all reasoning, her way of simply stating "An apple a day will keep the Doctor away". Little did she know, back then, that this little apple was to represent so much. As life has [read more...]
If thirteen year old Flynn could change two things about his life, firstly he’d be an only child. Goodbye Elliot! Secondly, he’d look like The Terminator so no-one would ever pick on him again. No way, Man! That included his parents, his brother, old Grumble-bum the school principal and some of the boys in his grade. That was just was about everybody, except his friend Terry and Samantha Grey, who keeps telling him she’s going to marry him when they grow up. Flynn dreams of owning a Kawasaki trail bike so he can [read more...]
The moment Joseph Simpson’s boot was found at the fire he became a suspect. It was no secret Joseph had it in for John Taylor, the man who opened a blacksmith shop in opposition to him. Was Joseph so resentful he would set fire to the man’s hay shed? Set in Deniliquin in the 1800’s, this is a true story about opportunity, family life and conflict.
This is a rock n roll fiction that spans 23 years and two generations of aspiring young musicians. Its journey begins in Reanton in 1989, a time and place where long haired music culture set the ground rules for the fickle teenage social scene. A young outsider with very definite ideas that the established style of music has become inbred strove to do something new. Mallory Kendall ran against the grain but was visionary and a few people saw it at the time, but the little things she said and did had a knock on effect that left the [read more...]