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September was a busy month at MPA with the launch of four exciting titles.

new release adult fiction

new release children and YA fiction

MPA author chosen as Queensland’s featured author at NSW reading day event. See story Page 8


Contents 3 - the cover story - September was a busy month at Morris Publishing Australia with the launch of four exciting titles. See the details on page 3.

4 - new release - The Mask of Deceit The author of The Mask of Deceit, Hettie Ashwin, lives on a yacht in tropical Cairns with her husband. Read more about this story, the author, and a rave review for this exciting title.

5 - new release - Opal Dreaming - The Bronze Horse Thirteen year old Erin loves horses, but thinks history is boring - until her mystical opal helps her drift into a dream to follow the misadventures of Fayina, a girl of similar age from a fierce, nomadic, horse riding tribe from the Bronze Age in 3000BC.

6 - new release - Calvus by Darryl Greer A crucified body, ancient coffins, 2000-year-old skeletons, Latin writings and an old pair of sandals—it is an investigation that baffles even the tenacious O'Rourke.

7 - news and reviews - Morris Publishing Australia author chosen represents Queensland authors at NSW reading day event. See the details on page 7.

8 - new release - Destiny Road Destiny Road is a story of decisions and consequence. It is a real life journey that changes the life of the main character, Jessica, in ways she couldn't imagine.

9 - new release - Life Death and Detention “Dramatic, emphatic and explosive – the only words available to describe this collection of short stories. George Ivanoff not only has the insight to get into the heads of teenagers and know their every move and thought, but his writing style is short, clear and penetrating.” BevsBookBlog

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Contents 10 - featured books - The Druid and The Runes of Ire The Runes of Ire: Take an exciting adventurous journey to the 41/2 th dimension. Let your imagination soar as you join Garney and his friends on a wild and rambunctious ride into a land of dragons, swarthymen, and magic. The Druid: Torn from the only life she has ever known, Titian begins an adventure into her worst nightmare.

11 featured book - Economic Vision by Kim Stedman. Imagine that you wake up a little while from now and realise that your home is your own, and you don’t owe anyone any money. At all! This book can help you reach this goal.

12 - Perth Economic Vision Seminar Have you ever wondered why so many fail or struggle financially all their lives? Shore up your financial future by attending this informative seminar by Kim Stedman. Perth, October 31st. 13 - featured book - Simply Brilliant Budgeting by Kathleen O’Dwyer. In this 'Simply Brilliant Budgeting' book, you'll find a wealth of great information to drive your dollars further. 14 - eight things you didn’t know about - Stephen Anastasi Stephen talks to us about his writing journey.

15 - more popular books: GUNNEDAH HERO by Clancy Tucker THE MYSTERY OF NIDA VALLEY Book One by Elaine Ouston 16 - and more to come: Check out the list of coming titles for all ages and meet Australia’s debut authors. Here are just two. Dimity Powell and Robert Favretto.

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the cover story September was a busy month at Morris Publishing Australia with the launch of four exciting titles. From one end of the country to the other, our authors celebrated the launch of their new books.

September 15th at the Cairns Tropical Writers Festival.

We are so proud to introduce these talented authors to the world. From an enchanting children’s book that teaches children the origin of human involvement and interaction with horses while it entertains with an exciting adventure story, to a young adult novel about divided loyalties and hard decisions, and two hard to put down adult books of political intrigue, lies, corruption, and murder mystery, these books have it all.

September 18th at Beewah Library.

Read the following pages to get more information on these great titles and read their reviews. Family support for Melissa

These people know a good book when they see one. They lined up to buy Darryl’s book.

September 19th at Robina Woods Golf Club

September 20th Waun Pond Library, Victoria.

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new release The Mask of Deceit

Author: Hettie Ashwin Hettie lives on a yacht in tropical Cairns with her husband. She has been widely published in America, United Kingdom and Australia in magazines and online. Her non-fiction writing encompasses the boating scene and she has been widely published in boating magazines. Several of these articles allude to the humorous side of boating. The Coastal Passage a boating newspaper with a world -wide distribution has published her humorous articles about boating and reprinted a short story from her recently published collection. She was published in a column in The Australian Review magazine recently. REVIEW OF THE MASK OF DECEIT: By Cecilia Jansink. This only landed in my review pile less than 24 hours ago and from the very start the concept had me intrigued. I didn't so much read this as devour it. Ashwin has taken our present reality and twisted it into a future that is both horrifying and transfixing. A superb mix of corruption, mind blowing science, love and fear; The Mask of Deceit will leave you puzzling over the fact that this could very well become reality, and leave you with questions long after the last page is turned. Anton is a strong lead who will soon have you feeling as though his footsteps and battles are indeed your own and will immerse you fully in his plight. The many layers of corruption and conditioning will leave the reader wondering just what "truths" are indeed real. The descriptive scenes are visually stunning to the point you can almost feel and smell the sanitiser on your own skin. The writing style is fresh and fast paced and

Ashwin has truly nailed all that is delightful about Spec-Fic with her own unique twist. In fact, the authors own comments in the press release sum this novel up beautifully. When asked her motivation for the novel, Ashwin replied, "I set out to write a quest book with a modern theme. At the time, there was a lot of political talk about GM food and superbugs so I used these in a speculative fiction context. I wrote about the science that is happening in the 21st century and what it would be like if it went awry." Quite frankly, in my opinion, she has nailed it. This is a novel that should be on everyone's TBR list. Cecilia Jansink http://celsconfessionsofabookymonster.blogspot.com.au/201 2/08/the-mask-of-deceit-hettie-ashwin.html SYNOPSIS: The conviction of the deceit gives the wearer a coat of honesty, masking the bitterness of the lie. Imagine a world after carbon trading, after conglomerate GM food production, after the global warming crisis. This is Anton's world. When his partner BulokÊ disappears, Anton sets out in search of her. Leaving the city and the only life he has ever known, Anton embarks on a journey to a place that to him is only legend. Fighting for his life against a controlling government, hoards of rapacious arthropods, and the freezing cold, Anton discovers a whole new world. A world he didn't believe existed. What he learns in this wondrous place will change his life forever and set him on a quest to fight for truth against a government rife with corruption and deceit. This novel was highly commended for a Varuna Writer’s scholarship in 2007. TITLE: The Mask of Deceit. AUTHOR: Hettie Ashwin ISBN: 978-0-9859147-0-7 FORMATS: eBook: ePub - Kindle - PDF - Paperback 129 x 198 EXTENT: 272 pages. AU RRP: eBook: $9.95 - P/back: $22.95 PUBLISHER: Morris Publishing Australia CATEGORY: Speculative fiction AUDIENCE: Adult WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ORDERS: Morris Publishing Australia http://www.morrispublishingaustralia.com Dennis Jones and Associates: www.dennisjones.com.au James Bennett library suppliers: www.bennett.com.au The Nile Bookshop: www.thenile.com.au eBook available on Amazon, Smashwords, and many online stores.

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new release Opal Dreaming - The Bronze Horses

Author: Jennifer Crane Jennifer Crane lives on the Sunshine Coast with her daughters. This is her second published book. I started writing when I became a full time, stay-athome Mum, not because I had time on my hands, but as a chance to escape into another world for a while, like reading, but I was doing the creating. The first acknowledgment of my work was a Commended Award from The Victorian Cancer Council 2008 Art Awards for my poem ‘A Writer’s Words’. In the same year I published my memoir, ‘Spillover’, about the death of my horse to Hendra Virus. My children’s short story ‘My Reward’ was shortlisted for the Charlotte Duncan award in 2010 and I have had two children’s short stories published on Australian Women online, ‘Super Flower Power” in 2011 and ‘Told’ in 2012. I grew up on an orchard and I gave up the art of ballet for horses, going on to compete in dressage and eventing and dabbling in Endurance riding, although I still love the theatre. Horses got into my blood and a highlight was seeing the 2000 Olympic dressage and show jumping competitions in Sydney. SYNOPSIS: Thirteen year old Erin loves horses, but thinks history is boring - until her mystical opal helps her drift into a dream to follow the misadventures of Fayina, a girl of similar age from a fierce, nomadic, horse riding tribe from the Bronze Age in 3000BC. Fayina is lost on the Eurasian Steppe. Strangers from another tribe, Arima and his sister Mia find her and

take her to their secret village. Their tribe is wary of her and threaten her with banishment, unless she can teach the village people some of her horse and riding knowledge. Can Fayina save herself and return to her own people? The Bronze Horses shows the early relationships people have with horses and that the history of horses and riding is also our history. The Opal Dreaming series will highlight some of the significant changes in horse riding over thousands of years and pass on horse riding and handling techniques. TITLE: Opal Dreaming - The Bronze Horses AUTHOR: Jennifer Crane ISBN: 978-0-9859147-4-5 FORMATS: eBook & Paperback EXTENT: 126 pages AU RRP: eBook: $4.95 Paperback: $17.95 PUBLISHER: Morris Publishing Australia PUB DATE: 1/09/2012 CATEGORY: Fiction - historical / adventure AUDIENCE: Middle Grade WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ORDERS: Morris Publishing Australia http://www.morrispublishingaustralia.com James Bennett library suppliers: www.bennett.com.au The Nile Bookshop: www.thenile.com.au eBook available on Amazon, Smashwords and many online stores.

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new release Calvus

Author: Darryl Greer Darryl Greer is a lawyer and lives with his wife in the Gold Coast hinterland. He began to write seriously a few years ago. Before that, he had a number of published articles to his credit but the real love of his life now is novel writing, mainly thrillers and crime/mystery /suspense novels. Late in 2009 he published The Election, details of which can be found on his website www.darrylgreer.com. Apart from writing, he enjoys walking, swimming, travel, theatre, cinema, reading - thrillers of course - and says he can still pen a song and play a decent tune on the guitar. Darryl is available for books signings and library talks. For bookings phone 0749267171 or email info@morispublishingaustralia.com SYNOPSIS: In modern day St Albans, England there is a grisly discovery in Verulamium Park and Australian DI Chris O'Rourke is the investigating officer. A crucified body, ancient coffins, 2000-year-old skeletons, Latin writings and an old pair of sandals—it is an investigation that baffles even the tenacious O'Rourke. In a story that spans three continents and two thousand years, what O'Rourke eventually discovers is about to send shockwaves around the globe.

Written in two parts, 2000 years apart, there is a strong link between the events that occur in each setting. This novel is a powerful historical thriller with a spiritual aspect. It has all the mystery and intrigue of a the best selling thriller/mystery novels. TITLE: AUTHOR: ISBN: FORMATS:

CALVUS Darryl Greer 978-0-9859147-3-8 eBook: Paperback 152 x 203 EXTENT: pages 260 AU RRP: eBook: $9.99 Paperback: $24.95 PUBLISHER: Morris Publishing Australia PUB DATE: September 2012. CATEGORY: Mystery / crime / historical thriller. AUDIENCE: Adult WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ORDERS: Morris Publishing Australia http://www.morrispublishingaustralia.com WHOLESALE: Dennis Jones and Associates: http://dennisjones.com.au James Bennett library suppliers: www.bennett.com.au The Nile Bookshop: www.thenile.com.au eBook available on Amazon, Smashwords and many online stores.

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news and reviews Morris Publishing Australia author chosen as Queensland’s featured author at NSW reading day event Elaine Ouston, author of The Mystery of Nida Valley series, was chosen as Queensland’s featured author for the annual Gilgandra Reads Everything Around Town Day, or GREAT Day, on Friday August 31st. Gilgandra has held this annual "day" since 2005, to promote reading to children from birth. The whole town gets involved . This year's GREAT Day was based on Alison Lester's 'Are we there yet?' A committee member told me they selected this book because it was chosen as the National Book for this year's National Year of Reading. As a result, GREAT Day's activities took the form of "a journey around Australia". Children from local primary schools were involved, and children from several small schools nearby, plus some leaders from Year 10 at the high school. The organisers chose an author from each state to feature. But because of financial restrictions, in all states but NSW, the "author" was represented by a Gilgandra High School drama student, acting as the chosen author. This student read a speech from the author and read from her/his book. Local author from Dubbo (Pat Clarke) and an illustrator from Sydney (Serena Geddes) came to talk to the kids as they passed through NSW. Elaine told me she was thrilled to be chosen to represent Queensland. “With all the fabulous authors Queensland has, I was proud to chosen. I was in good company, with Tim Winton being selected from WA and many other well known authors from the other states.” MPA was not surprised to learn of Elaine’s selection, as her books have been very popular with school and public libraries and students because of the fast paced fantasy adventure and the educational elements of the inclusion of Australia’s Megafauna and dinosaurs.

The recent review below will give you some insight into the reason this series is so popular.

REVIEW - Cecilia Jansink “Captured" is the second book in The Mystery of Nida Valley series, but even if, like myself, you haven't read the first; the events prior are explained enough that you won't be left feeling lost. Our protagonist, Meg is an absolute delight to get to know and the adventure she takes us on will leave you on the edge of your seat. Packed to the brim with magic, mystery, the ultimate bad guy, and unwavering friendship, "Captured" is the ultimate story to re-affirm or develop your love for all things fantasy. The plot is timed perfectly, the world and characters are all well developed, and the scenery vivid. This is truly and ‘all ages’ book. While it is aimed at older children/ young teens there is plenty to delight adults as well. The only downside? Well, it will leave you desperate for more, and eagerly anticipating reading its predecessor. Bring a little extra magic to your life and take the leap into Nida Valley - you won't regret it. http://celsconfessionsofabookymonster.blogspot.com.au/201 2/08/captured-ej-ouston.html Http://themysteryofnidavalley.com

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new release Destiny Road

Author: Melissa Wray Debut author, Melissa Wray lives in Geelong with her husband and two children. When I started writing it was more of a hobby for me. I enjoyed creating stories and then I started to become more and more addicted to writing! I write because it gives me the freedom to create a world of make believe with enough reality thrown in to make it believable. Destiny Road is based loosely on my life. It is my first published novel and I am very proud of it. I was never able to say thank you to my dad for saying yes when I asked could I live with him. He passed away several years ago and it has always bothered me that I could not get those words out before he died. Now with Destiny Road I feel like I have said them, so hopefully he knows.

SYNOPSIS: Destiny Road is a story of decisions and consequence. It is a real life journey that changes the life of the main character, Jessica, in ways she couldn't imagine. Brought up without a father, at 16 Jessica meets him for the first time. Before she has a chance to get to know him, her mother whisks her away to new town. Leaving her life-long friends behind and starting at a new school is more than Jessica

can cope with. Being threatened on her first day at her new school doesn't help at all. She struggles to fit in. And then she is faced with a huge decision – a chance to go back to her old life – but it comes at a cost. Follow Jessica's journey as she struggles to find the right path and deals with the trauma of a new life, her first relationship, and growing up.

TITLE: Destiny Road AUTHOR: Melissa Wray ISBN: 978-0-9859147-2-1 FORMATS: eBook: ePub - Kindle - PDF Paperback 129 x 198 EXTENT: 286 pages AU RRP: eBook: $4.99 Paperback: $19.95 PUBLISHER: Morris Publishing Australia PUB DATE: August 2012 CATEGORY: Fiction AUDIENCE: Young Adult WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ORDERS: Morris Publishing Australia http://www.morrispublishingaustralia.com James Bennett library suppliers: www.bennett.com.au The Nile Bookshop: www.thenile.com.au eBook available on Amazon, Smashwords and many online stores.

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new release Life Death and Detention

Author: George Ivanoff George Ivanoff is a writer and stay-at-home dad residing in Melbourne, Australia. He has written over 60 books for kids and teens, including novels, chapter books, short story collections, school readers and reference books. He has books on both the Victorian and NSW Premier's Reading Challenge booklists and has won a Chronos Award for speculative fiction. He is best known for his Gamers series of novels — science fiction adventures set within a computer game world. SYNOPSIS

Life, Death and Detention is a collection of compelling stories about life in high school. Being a teenager can be fraught with difficulties. Not only do you have to deal with dysfunctional families at home, but with the weirdos at school as well. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, sometimes disturbing—that's what life is like for the modern teenager. INFORMATION:

Life, Death and Detention was originally published in 1999. It was the first book for this now well known author. He has written over 50 books since, including Gamers' Quest (2010 CHRONOS AWARD WINNER) and Gamers' Challenge (2012 CHRONOS AWARDS SHORTLIST) Despite being out of print for a number of years, this book has been on the Year 7 & 8 reading list for the Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge since its inception in 2005. Praise for LIFE, DEATH AND DETENTION “…what stories they are! They are bound to

shock the reader, or bring cause for reflection, or leave him or her uncomfortable. They are stories to make their young readers think, learn, and to grow.” Reading Time “Dramatic, emphatic and explosive – the only words available to describe this collection of short stories. George Ivanoff not only has the insight to get into the heads of teenagers and know their every move and thought, but his writing style is short, clear and penetrating” BevsBookBlog TITLE: AUTHOR: ISBN: FORMAT: EXTENT: STOCK:

Life, Death and Detention George Ivanoff 978-0-9872444-9-9 Paperback 198 x 129. 142 PP. Cover: 250 gsm artboard. Inside: 80gsm white bond paper. RRP: Paperback $15.95. PUBLISHER: Morris Publishing Australia. PUB DATE: July 2012. AUDIENCE: Juvenile fiction 12 - 16 WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ORDERS: Morris Publishing Australia http://morrispublishingaustralia.com WHOLESALE: Dennis Jones and Associates: http://www.dennisjones.com.au James Bennett library suppliers: www.bennett.com.au The Nile Bookshop: www.thenile.com.au eBook available on Amazon, Smashwords, and many online stores.

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featured books The Runes of Ire Take an exciting adventurous journey to the 41/2 th dimension. Let your imagination soar as you join Garney and his friends on a wild and rambunctious ride into a land of dragons, swarthymen, and magic. At the 4 ¼ dimensional House of Two Rooms, the shared inheritance of all who have Pepper Barnicoat as their multi-grandfather, a mansion where everything is exactly nothing like it seems, Garney discovers that he is a descendant of one of the five Druidic families of Yore. Curiosity brings accident and Garney and his crippled cousin Eldeth adventure and misadventure their way to the walled city of Yore in the 4 ½ th dimension. But here they are stuck. Neither can ever return to Two Rooms unless one finds a talent for hyperlogic, mathemagic, can dazzle a Mystal, and preferably, redeem the Barnicoat name, besmirched by Mad Barnicoat four Yonks ago. So Garney must set things right, as best a twelve-year-old with the weight of a whole civilisation on his shoulders can do. TITLE: The Runes of Ire - AUTHOR: Stephen Anastasi ISBN: 978-0-9872444-2-0 - FORMAT: Paperback 203 x 127 & eBook EXTENT: 268 PP. - STOCK: Cover: 250 gsm artboard celloglazed. Inside: 85gsm creme bond paper. RRP: Paperback $22.95. eBook $5.99 PUBLISHER: Morris Publishing Australia. PUB DATE: April 2012. CATEGORY: Fantasy Fiction. AUDIENCE: Children 8 - 16 WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ORDERS: Morris Publishing Australia: http://morrispublishingaustralia.com Dennis Jones and Associates: http://www.dennisjones.com.au James Bennett http://www.bennett.com.au On line: http://www.thenile.com.au Amazon Books: http://amazon.com and many online stores

The Druid

SHORTLISTED FOR THE VARUNA AWARD. Torn from the only life she has ever known, Titian begins an adventure into her worse nightmare. Join her as she embarks on a perilous journey of self-discovery and danger. Exiled from her tribe for making a Druidic staff, Titian and her dying friend, Myriam, are taken in by the Clan and Kindred. But theirs is a turbulent world, edged with war. Kidnapped by the Swarthymen, she escapes to, and is lost in a cave where she feels she is travelling 'sideways, ever sideways'. Not knowing she is being pursued, as her old world seethes in turmoil, Titian begins a perilous journey—into an unknown destiny—to find the mythical Fragrant Moss, the only thing that might save her friend. Legend says it grows only in the Land of the Rainbow'd Sun. This is a beautiful, exciting, elegant book that you will love. TITLE: The Druid - AUTHOR: Stephen Anastasi ISBN: 978-0-9872444-3-7 - FORMAT: Paperback 203 x 127. eBook EXTENT: 160 PP. - STOCK: Cover: 250 gsm artboard celloglazed. Inside: 85gsm creme bond paper. - RRP: $17.95. eBook $4.99 PUBLISHER: Morris Publishing Australia. PUB DATE: April 2012. CATEGORY: Fantasy Fiction. AUDIENCE: Children 8 - 16 WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ORDERS: Morris Publishing Australia: http://morrispublishingaustralia.com Dennis Jones and Associates: http://www.dennisjones.com.au James Bennett: http://www.bennett.com.au On line: http://www.thenile.com.au/ Amazon Books: http://amazon.com and many online stores.

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featured book ECONOMIC VISION SYNOPSIS:

Imagine that you wake up a little while from now and realise that your home is your own, and you don’t owe anyone any money. At all! What’s more, there’s enough in just one of your bank accounts and from passive income to pay any accounts that may come your way, and pay for your cost of living. This is the situation that you can create for yourself. Then you may have the experience where you can’t describe the feeling, but if you had to choose one word, it would be peace. Former financial planner and radio presenter Kim Stedman has experienced the highs and lows of finance. He says, ‘I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor, and I know which I would rather be’. In this no nonsense approach, Kim speaks from a wealth of both knowledge and experience on the thinking and actions behind achieving the peace of financial freedom. EXTRACT FROM A REVIEW: Financial stress is one of

the greatest single causes of the breakdown of relationships of all kinds. While this helps lawyers, it does nothing to help society function fully. The vision and passion in this book provide direction, support and encouragement to enable the ultimate objective of financial freedom. It has the capacity to change lives, relationships and communities. Brett Davies - Brett Davies Lawyers, a private tax law firm. A MESSAGE FROM THE AUTHOR: Economic Vision contains the essence of everything I've learnt about financial freedom. The Economic Vision programme was originally launched in 2002. By reading the book or attending a workshop, you will come to understand that all it takes are seven simple keys to change your entire life. These are

SEE THE NEXT PAGE FOR DETAILS OF THE FIRST ECONOMIC VISION SEMINAR seven positive keys that have been used and proven for centuries by those who wanted financial freedom. The knowledge contained within Economic Vision can change your life so powerfully and permanently, you'll hardly believe it! You don't need to have a background in finance to change your life, what you need to know is contained in Economic Vision. If you have a desire to get off the treadmill, then Economic Vision will add immeasurably to what you already know. Kim Stedman TITLE: AUTHOR: ISBN: FORMAT:

ECONOMIC VISION. Kim Stedman.

978-0-9872444-6-8 Paperback 152 x 230.

eBook EXTENT: 266 PP. STOCK: Cover: 250 gsm artboard celloglazed. Inside: 80gsm white bond paper. RRP: Paperback: $22.95. eBook $9.99 PUBLISHER: Morris Publishing Australia. PUB DATE: May 2012. CATEGORY: Non - fiction - Finance AUDIENCE: Adult WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ORDERS: http://www.morrispublishingaustralia.com James Bennett http://www.bennett.com.au On line: http://www.thenile.com.au/ Ingram Book Company: http://www.ingrambook.com

eBook available from Amazon, Smashwords and many online stores.

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PERTH ECONOMIC VISION SEMINAR Have you ever wondered why so many fail or struggle financially all their lives? The GEC (global economic crisis) has not gone away. Are you and your associates looking for answers on how to more effectively survive and even grow economically? In the Economic Vision book and seminar, author Kim Stedman sets out a system to provide solutions. Kim's sees his role as a mentor and coach who can help you become better informed and able to create a much more secure financial future. Economic Vision provides ways of having more control over your income as well as understanding the role and advice of your professional support team, if you have one. This is a real confidence booster.

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$24.95 http://morrispublishingaustralia.com Morris Publishing Australia

Through Economic Vision, Kim offers a foundation for personal financial freedom. The Economic Vision book is a valuable companion in today's unpredictable economic conditions. By securing your seat at the seminar, you will take home a copy of this valuable book on which the seminar is based. The Economic Vision Seminar is presented in an easy to understand language. It's thought-provoking while providing sound insights, directions, and ways of creating and achieving what you really want financially. If you're serious about making positive changes to the quality of your life, secure your seat now. A copy of the book Economic Vision will be given to each attendee.

SEMINAR DETAILS DATE AND TIME: WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31ST, 7 PM TO 9 PM. VENUE: ABOUT KIM STEDMAN: With a background of military service, a fourteen year 'on air' radio career, and fifteen years as a financial planner, Kim has experienced the responsibility and commitment of providing quality service and support. His presentations reflect his knowledge and commitment to helping others.

Technology Park Function Centre 2 Brodie Hall Drive, Bentley, WA 6102.

INVESTMENT: $20. A copy of the book Economic Vision, valued at $24.95 will be given to each attendee.

Booking information: For bookings, please go to the website www.morrispublishingaustralia.com or www.economicvision.com.au and select the Pay Now button. For book purchases or more information, please contact Elaine Ouston, Ph 07 49267171 or Kim Stedman 0408471430 info@morrispublishingaustralia.com

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featured book SIMPLY BRILLIANT BUDGETING SYNOPSIS: In this 'Simply Brilliant Budgeting' book, you'll find a wealth of great information to drive your dollars further. The author, Kathleen O'Dwyer was no stranger to doing it tough when studying for her career, and later raising her children single handed. From both her experience and desire to create a solid financial footing, she developed and used many of the common sense strategies that are outlined in this fun book. This powerful but light-hearted look at money management really turns on some bargain basement ideas that will both surprise and encourage you. Even if you think you're doing all right now, there are ideas and strategies that can make things simpler, more effective, and improve your overall financial situation. By choosing to run with these ideas, you can add some fun to the family life too. Kathleen's desire to help people was a driving force behind creating the book. These ideas served her well and enabled her to survive through the tough economic times of the late 1980's. Her tried and proven ideas can also help you. A MESSAGE FROM THE AUTHOR:

By implementing these simple techniques, you may reduce your outgoing expenditure

and thus increase your left over income, or even create one. This gives you a starting point towards being in control of your personal finances. And all without compromising your lifestyle! TITLE: SIMPLY BRILLIANT BUDGETING AUTHOR: Kathleen O’Dwyer. ISBN: 978-0-9872444-5-1 FORMAT: Paperback 129 x 198. eBook EXTENT: 84 PP. STOCK: Cover: 250 gsm artboard celloglazed Inside: 80gsm white bond paper. RRP: Paperback: $14.99. eBook $4.99 PUBLISHER: Morris Publishing Australia. PUB DATE: May 2012. CATEGORY: Non - fiction - Finance Budgeting AUDIENCE: Adult WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ORDERS: http://www.morrispublishingaustralia.com James Bennett http://www.bennett.com.au On line: http://www.thenile.com.au/ Ingram Book Company: http://www.ingrambook.com eBook available from Amazon, Smashwords and many online stores.

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eight things you didn’t know about STEPHEN ANASTASI Australian author, Stephen Anastasi, shares his writing journey with us. 1. When did you begin your writing journey? In 1992 I bought a computer and learned to touch type. At that time I had what some authors call 'High concept'. This was, 'What if they could put a kind of superconductive hair net over your brain so that you could be seamlessly connected to a computer? Is the limit of human evolution still human.' When I started writing this, I soon realized that this was going to be a quarter of a million words. That seems impossible to me then. So I wrote it into a twenty thousand word screenplay. 2. What is your greatest joy in writing? I get excited when I see my work appreciated. A girl of no more than maybe seven, who I did not know (and certainly thought unable to read this particular book) came to me in a café and looked me right in the eye like a lawyer. 'You wrote that book?' she said. 'The Runes of Ire?' I said. 'Yes,' she said very seriously, 'Are you going to write another one?' So that is my greatest joy – leaving people with a splash of indelible imagined life. 3. What is the hardest part of writing for you? So many stories! So little time! I have so many fantastic stories that need to be turned into architecture that I hate that I haven't the spacetime to get them all completed. I don't find the writing hard at all. It is the not writing I find hard. 4. What's the easiest? When I get started the words soon come so naturally I am often unaware later of having written them. This makes editing easy because it reads like someone else did all the work. 5. What's next for you? Are you currently working on or have plans for future projects? As my present two books find a market share it will

be important to finish both trilogies. The second book in the Mathemagicians of Yore series is Riding the Steel Breeze, and the third is Garney Barnicoat – Fly Blown Druid. At least that is the working title. My second book 'The Druid' will see a sequel 'The War Dragon' and then 'The Last Defence.' 6. Do you have any tips for writers about the writing process? Show, don't tell! Ditch the adverbs – use 'power verbs'. Just tell the story – in a modern world of bites, long winded is a death sigh. Dropping the verbose adds air and light, and turns verbal heartburn into prose. 7. Other than writing, what else do you love? Teaching students who like Science and Mathematics and English. 8. Describe your perfect day. Five thousand elegant words, usually discovered on my computer the next day, as if written by an author better than myself, only to find it was actually me that wrote it.

These books are only the beginning for Stephen Anastasi. That he will become well known author is a given. You will hear much more of him in the future. His books are featured on page ten.

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other popular books GUNNEDAH HERO by Clancy Tucker TITLE: ISBN:

Gunnedah Hero - AUTHOR: Clancy Tucker eBook: 978-0-646-56847-8 - Paperback: 978-0-646-55733-5

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280 pages eBook: $5.20 Paperback: $18.50 PUBLISHER: Morris Publishing Australia - PUB DATE: 2011 CATEGORY: Historic Australian adventure - AUDIENCE: 9 to YA WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ORDERS: Morris Publishing Australia - http://www.morrispublishingaustralia.com eBook available on Amazon, Smashwords and many online stores This is a wonderful coming of age story for boys. It is set in the Australian bush and parallels the lives of two boys – one a present day lad of 14, and the other, his great-great-grandfather at the same age. The story is based on a manuscript left to the present day lad that tells the story of his great-greatgrandfather’s heroic journey to save the family’s cattle property during the 1910 drought.

THE MYSTERY OF NIDA VALLEY Book one in The Mystery of Nida Valley series. AUTHOR: Elaine Ouston. ISBN: Paperback: 9780987061270 - eBook: 9780987244405 FORMATS: Paperback 198 x 129 - eBook: ePub - Kindle - PDF EXTENT: 224 PP. PAPERBACK STOCK: Cover: 250 gsm artboard celloglazed. Inside: 80gsm white bond. RRP: Paperback $14.99 - eBook $2.99 PUBLISHER: Morris Publishing Australia. PUB DATE: Paperback May 2011 - eBook second edition December 2011. CATEGORY: Fantasy Fiction. - AUDIENCE: Juvenile 9 - 16 WHOLESALE ORDERS: Dennis Jones and Associates: http://www.dennisjones.com.au Morris Publishing Australia: http://morrispublishingaustralia.com James Bennett http://www.bennett.com.au - On line: http://www.thenile.com.au/

Synopsis: While saving her best friend Amanda, fourteen-year-old Meg Sealy and her older cousin Jaiden, stumble upon a secret valley where time stands still. The three friends are thrust into a dangerous world of magic, time travel, and creatures they believed extinct. Here they learn that it is their destiny to use their new magic skills to join the fight to save the valley from an evil break-away order, bent on exploitation. Follow their journey as undercover villains threaten Meg’s life, and they fight to save the animals from extinction.

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there is more to come ... MID OCTOBER RELEASE

PS: Who Stole Santa’s Mail?

PS: Who Stole Santas’s Mail by Dimity Powell: A fun Christmas story for young readers.

You'd better not shout. You'd better not cry. You'd better watch out. I'm telling you why… somebody's coming to town and it isn’t Santa. He's naughty and not very nice. And he wants to destroy Christmas. When the post boxes of Bramblebury mysteriously begin to disappear, Sam has just weeks before the biggest day of Santa's year to discover what's happening to all the Christmas mail. But worse than that, his little sister has gone missing too. Will he be able to find his sister and save Christmas along with Santa's reputation before the Delivery Book closes for the year? What he needs is a Christmas miracle. Audience: Early readers.

Dimity Powell

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Pre-orders accepted now for Christmas stock. OCTOBER Crowing of the Beast by Hettie Ashwin: In a world where justice is often denied, two Jewish lawyers defend the rights of one man. Set in Paris, The Crowing of the Beast follows the course set by George Nozette and Bernard Simeoni as they are thrust into a high profile case to defend Heinz Tag, a Neo-Nazi supporter, for the murder of a Jewish protester. A powerful page-turner, you won’t be able to stop reading this book. Audience: Adult.

NOVEMBER CATastrophe by Robert Favretto: A fun story for kids of all ages. Rhys's teacher, Mr Shakespeare, wants him to write a story. But it's no easy task - especially when he's got writer's block and doesn't get along with his teacher. Throw in class pest, Alex, and a time out, and he's got a recipe for disaster. Audience: Early readers.

DECEMBER On the Nose by Robert Favretto: On the Nose is a fun and entertaining read that I'm sure would be enjoyed by young primary school kids who love the Just books and the Captain Underpants series. This story is along the same lines: crazy, funny and entertaining – everything a nine-year-old boy loves in a book. Someone or something has dropped a stink bomb in the city of Aroma – and the stench is devastating! Can Justin's amazing nose sniff out the mystery of the phantom smell? Audience: Early readers.

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ISBN: 978-0-9870612-7-0 The Mystery of Nida Valley Book One Also available from Dennis Jones and Associates http://www.dennisjones.com.au

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Morris Publishing Australia

40 Wigginton Street, Frenchville, 4701, Australia. Phone: 07 49267171 Website: www.MorrisPublishingAustralia.com Email: info@MorrisPublishingAustralia.com

Current Publications TITLE: The Mask of Deceit. AUTHOR: Hettie Ashwin ISBN: 978-0-9859147-0-7 FORMATS: eBook: ePub - Kindle - PDF - Paperback 129 x 198 EXTENT: 272 pages. AU - RRP: eBook: $9.95 - P/back: $22.95 PUBLISHER: Morris Publishing Australia CATEGORY: Speculative fiction AUDIENCE: Adult WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ORDERS: Morris Publishing Australia http://www.morrispublishingaustralia.com Dennis Jones and Associates: www.dennisjones.com.au James Bennett library suppliers: www.bennett.com.au

TITLE: Opal Dreaming - The Bronze Horses - AUTHOR: Jennifer Crane ISBN: 978-0-9859147-4-5 - FORMATS: eBook & Paperback EXTENT: 126 pages - AU RRP: eBook: $4.95 Paperback: $17.95 PUBLISHER: Morris Publishing Australia - PUB DATE: 1/09/2012 CATEGORY: Fiction - historical / adventure - AUDIENCE: Middle Grade WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ORDERS: Morris Publishing Australia - http://www.morrispublishingaustralia.com James Bennett library suppliers: www.bennett.com.au The Nile Bookshop: www.thenile.com.au eBook available on Amazon, Smashwords and many online stores.

TITLE: CALVUS - AUTHOR: Darryl Greer ISBN: 978-0-9859147-3-8 - FORMATS: eBook: Paperback 152 x 203 EXTENT: pages 260 - AU RRP: eBook: $9.99 Paperback: $24.95 PUBLISHER: Morris Publishing Australia - PUB DATE: September 2012. CATEGORY: Mystery / crime / historical thriller. - AUDIENCE: Adult WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ORDERS: Morris Publishing Australia - http://www.morrispublishingaustralia.com WHOLESALE: Dennis Jones and Associates: http://dennisjones.com.au James Bennett library suppliers: www.bennett.com.au

TITLE: Destiny Road - AUTHOR: Melissa Wray ISBN: 978-0-9859147-2-1 - FORMATS: eBook: ePub - Kindle - PDF Paperback 129 x 198 - EXTENT: 286 pages AU RRP: eBook: $4.99 - Paperback: $19.95 PUBLISHER: Morris Publishing Australia PUB DATE: August 2012 - CATEGORY: Fiction AUDIENCE: Young Adult WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ORDERS: Morris Publishing Australia - http://www.morrispublishingaustralia.com James Bennett library suppliers: www.bennett.com.au

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