LAUNCHES AND EVENTS
Friday, 28 February 2019, 7pm
Melbourne launch of What Lies Beneath Us by Kirsty Ferguson
The Younger Sun Bookshop, 26 Murray Street, Yarraville VIC
Date and location TBA
Adelaide launch of Some Days: A Memoir by Lucy Moffatt
Date and location TBA
Canberra launch of Archibald the Naughtiest Elf in the World Causes Trouble for the Easter Bunny by Skye Davidson and illustrated by Ágnes Rokiczky
Date and location TBA
Canberra launch of The Lighthouse in Time: The Adamson Adventures Book 2 by Sandra Bennett
Archibald the Naughtiest Elf in the World
Goes to the Zoo
Launch & School Visit
Sunday 19 August 2018, 1:30 – 3:00pm
Public launch of Archibald the Naughtiest Elf in the World Goes to the Zoo, story by Skye Davidson, illustrated by Agnes Rokiczky
Books@Stones, 360 Logan Rd Stones Corner QLD 4120
Thursday 23 August 2018, 2:10-2:55pm
School launch/visit of Archibald the Naughtiest Elf in the World Goes to the Zoo, story by Skye Davidson, illustrated by Agnes Rokiczky
Forrest Primary School, Hobart Ave, Forrest ACT 2603
Secrets Hidden Below Launch & School Visits
Saturday 18 August 2018, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Public launch of Secrets Hidden Below by Sandra Bennett
Paperchain Bookstore, 34 Franklin St Manuka ACT 2603
Monday 20 August 2018, 9:30-10:30am
School launch/visit of Secrets Hidden Below by Sandra Bennett
Curtin Primary School, Theodore St, Curtin ACT 2603
Tuesday 21 August 2018,
School visit of Secrets Hidden Below by Sandra Bennett
Telopea Park School, New South Wales Cres, Barton, ACT 2600
Another Author Added!
Lately at ETP we’ve been reminiscing about all those wonderful mystery stories we all read as children; The Secret Seven, The Famous Five, Nancy Drew, and The Hardy Boys.
Our latest treasure is very much in the same style of the classic mysteries we all loved. Canberra author Sandra Bennett has written Secrets Hidden Below, a rollicking adventure set in Bali for children aged 7-10, which will have readers looking at maps and learning some Indonesian words as they journey through the book.
What child could resist a sunken WW2 Japanese shipwreck, a message in a bottle, a treasure map, a Guardian snake, lots of rotten-egg gas, and a volcano spirit? And of course like all great children’s books, there’s a few little life lessons to learn along the way.
We will be launching Secrets Hidden Below during Children’s Book Week in August 2018. It’s going to be a busy week for us with Archibald the Naughtiest Elf in the World Goes to the Zoo being released at the same time, but how can we be anything but excited!
June News – Much Excitement!
We don’t do things by halves here at ETP. We love books so we’re going to publish some books!
We are busy organising the draft of a fabulous children’s picture book by Brisbane-based author Skye Davidson. We defy anyone to read Archibald the Naughtiest Elf in the World Goes to the Zoo, without a smile on their face! Sometimes a story just captivates and this one surely did that. After looking for suitable illustrators we have discovered an absolute gem – Sydney-based Ágnes Rokiczky who was able to capture Archibald’s cheeky nature immediately. She is working hard on her storyboards and then finalising the illustrations for the typesetter. We plan to launch this gorgeous book during Children’s Book Week 18-24 August with a function here in Canberra and another launch in Skye’s hometown of Brisbane.
The next book on our schedule is by Sydney-based author Lucy Marrett. The Way I See It is a young adult/cross over work of fiction. After twenty-four year old Holly Adler attends the funeral of a high school friend who has taken her own life due to her depression, she begins to assess her own mental health. She recognises that her anxiety is quickly becoming more difficult for her to manage, and fears that she might have a similar fate to her friend if she doesn’t do something about it. We have been fortunate in engaging the Safe School Committee from Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS) in designing the cover artwork for the book. We are hoping to launch this book during Mental Health Month 1-31 October with functions here in Canberra and in Sydney.
Kirsty Ferguson is our latest signed author. Kirsty is based in Melbourne and has already self-published a number of books. Her manuscript What Lies Beneath Us grabbed our attention from the first page. It is a fast-paced mystery about a mother suffering from postpartum depression who is accused of killing her young son. If you like Jodi Picoult books, you’ll love What Lies Beneath Us. You can find out more about Kirsty on her website https://www.authorkirstyferguson.com. What Lies Beneath will be launched in Canberra and in Melbourne in November – just in time for Christmas shopping! It will be the perfect gift for the crime fan in your life!
Launch of Fire at Sea: HMAS Westralia 1998 – 23 April 2018 Poppy’s Cafe, Australian War Memorial
What a fabulous evening. We had a terrific turnout at the Last Post ceremony and then the book launch at Poppy’s Cafe. Dr Brendan Nelson attended as did the ACT Attorney General Gordon Ramsay. Most importantly for the author, all her children and grandchildren attended, including her Canada-based son Ashley and his family who timed their visit home beautifully.