Blossom in the Dust
Anna Birch

The extraordinary true story of how thirteen women
stood up to the Government and saved an important part
of Sydney’s foreshore from development’

Blossom in the Dust
Anna Birch

“I vowed then that I would never let the bastards win.”
The young girl could see no escape from the terror she experienced at the hands of those who she should have been most able to trust. But when opportunities to make changes presented themselves, she grabbed hold of them with both hands. Courage, perseverance and determination allowed the girl to pursue a life she’d never dared to imagine for herself while ensuring those responsible for her torment didn’t win.
An inspiring and heartfelt memoir of a young girl enduring horrific abuse from her mother and uncle, Blossom in the Dust is an extraordinary true tale of hope in appalling circumstances.

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The History of the Battle to Save Kelly’s Bush
Margaret Shaw

The extraordinary true story of how thirteen women
stood up to the Government and saved an important part
of Sydney’s foreshore from development’

Blossom in the Dust
Anna Birch

“I vowed then that I would never let the bastards win.”
The young girl could see no escape from the terror she experienced at the hands of those who she should have been most able to trust. But when opportunities to make changes presented themselves, she grabbed hold of them with both hands. Courage, perseverance and determination allowed the girl to pursue a life she’d never dared to imagine for herself while ensuring those responsible for her torment didn’t win.
An inspiring and heartfelt memoir of a young girl enduring horrific abuse from her mother and uncle, Blossom in the Dust is an extraordinary true tale of hope in appalling circumstances.

Sellemae’s Wrath
Graham Davidson

Patsy, a ten-year-old girl In the mid-nineteenth century, rescues what she believes to be a fairy from a spider-web, triggering a sequence of events that challenge everything she’s believed about herself and the world around her. A perilous journey into the realm of an evil spider queen brings three generations of witches together. Combined, their power is greater than any of them could have imagined. But is it enough to defeat the ancient spider queen, Sellemae? In this first book of The Witches Of The Cross-worlds Series, Graham Davidson takes us on A wild ride through two worlds filled with magic and the struggles of a young girl coming to grips with her destiny.

Hunter
Graham Davidson

After her encounter with Sellemae, Patsy was forced to accept that she is descended from an ancient line of druid witches. Now, a year later, a mysterious young woman with a garland of dancing daisies emerges from the portal.As events unfold, Patsy is torn over whether the visitor’s intentions are innocent or malicious. While her friend, Bandah, is trapped in the void between worlds she’ll be forced to seek advice from the most unlikely ally, a wood-elf by the name of Krinkle-myst.Graham Davidson’s second book in the Witches of the Cross-worlds series takes the reader on a dark and magical journey as Patsy struggles to find a balance between friendship and duty.

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Rise of the Shadow People
Graham Davidson

Keira and Jake are woken one night by a tap at the window. While Keira assumes it to be a burglar, to her great surprise, it turns out to be Chitch-a-ka-mow-wah, last of a race of legendary winged canines. The canine and his companion (a miniature fox terrier who flies with the assistance of ‘poot-power’) enlist the children’s help in their quest to save their world and our own from the evil shadow people.In this imaginative adventure story, Graham Davidson takes us into a world of mystery and imagination where all hope for the future rests with the two siblings and their canine companions.

Plant-Based for Life
Bianca B Simon

A beautifully made, high quality hardcover book with stunning photography. Each meal featured in these pages has been freshly prepared and photographed especially for this recipe book, to ensure that the pictures accurately reflect the expected outcome of each recipe. With the meals so fresh and vibrant they seem to leap off the pages, and the instructions laid out clean and simple and so easy to follow, this book also makes a beautiful gift and will be a treasured resource in the kitchen. In a 20-page introduction Bianca B. Simon also addresses common misconceptions and concerns around vegan diets. She explains why a plant-based diet is so beneficial to our health and energy levels. Whether you just want to try some plant-based recipes or you are a hard-core vegan, with more than 80 mouth-watering and easy to prepare dishes this book has you covered.

The Story Hunters
Anthology – Vol 1

A father struggles to protect his children from the horrors of an alien apocalypse, an important package must be delivered in a world gone to ruin, and animal spirits conjured up by dark magic run wild amongst the harsh outback. These are just a few of the scenarios awaiting you in this first anthology written and compiled by members of Hunter Writers Centre’s speculative fiction group, The Story Hunters. From traditional science fiction to horror, dystopian, and high fantasy, each of the nine authors brings their own unique voice to the diverse banner of speculative fiction.Contributing authors: Michael Tippett, Peter Mark Lewis, G N Warren, Graham Davidson, Erin Munzenberger, Nicole Rain Sellers, Dan Robb, Meg Smith, Cathryn Moffat

The Story Hunters
Anthology – Vol 2

We conjure a lot of fantastical scenarios within The Story Hunters.

Fairy rings, zombie holocausts, killer nanobots, possessed washing machines, intergalactic world-conquering mothers-in-law.

None of them, however, measure up to the real-life events of 2020.

Way, way back in February of this year, our little writers’ group officially launched its first anthology; a few weeks later…the world came to a grinding halt.

There was panic.

Hysteria.

A mad scramble-not just for toilet paper but to try and make sense of it all.

Daily lives were upended overnight. People were cut off from loved ones and workmates and social circles.

As writers, we accept isolation as a necessary (often welcome) part of our toolkit. But during a time when entire countries were shutting down, it was important for The Story Hunters to carry on.

So, like a lot of organisations, we adapted.

The wheels were kept turning until they found traction once more. Our meetings shifted from a physical space to the digital realm. Despite the surrounding turmoil-or perhaps because of it-the ideas churned. The words flowed.

And out of all the chaos and uncertainty, our second anthology was forged.

This book right here.

The seventeen stories within run the gamut of speculative fiction.

There be witches, bothersome spirits, vampiric mutations, as well as werewolves of a different breed.

You’ll be transported to alien jungles, distant planets, haunted hotspots, one or two apocalyptic worlds, and perhaps the most terrifying scenario imaginable (for me, anyway): an Earth without coffee.

On a final note, contributing to this anthology has been a joy and privilege. I can’t speak for the rest of the group but having this project to focus on-being able to share my passion for spec-fic writing with a bunch of like-minded individuals-has been one of the bright lights in an otherwise murky year.

Here’s to the power of stories. The magical glue of words. And to the tales that await beyond this page.

I hope you enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed the writing.

Michael

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Betty the Yeti’s Disappointing Day
Emily S Smith – Graham Davidson

“Betty the Yeti lived up where it snows, with mountains and glaciers and icy plateaus.
She’d lived all her life with the freezing, white stuff, one day she decided enough was enough…”
Join Betty the Yeti on her disastrous journey as she
searches for colour underground, in the sea and in
the trees. With so many challenges and things going wrong, will Betty ever find the beautiful colours she so
desperately longs to see?

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Life is Not Fair When You Are Just a Chair
Emily S Smith – Graham Davidson

‘The life of a chair is a sad, dismal tale, and when you hear of it, you’ll cry, oh, you’ll wail…’
Chairs get farted on, stood on, and left out in the rain,
but is the life of a chair the worst life there is?
From Storytime Lane’s
Emily S. Smith and Graham Davidson comes this hilarious and
cheeky picture book which puts life in perspective.

Sellemae’s Wrath
Graham Davidson

Patsy, a ten-year-old girl In the mid-nineteenth century, rescues what she believes to be a fairy from a spider-web, triggering a sequence of events that challenge everything she’s believed about herself and the world around her. A perilous journey into the realm of an evil spider queen brings three generations of witches together. Combined, their power is greater than any of them could have imagined. But is it enough to defeat the ancient spider queen, Sellemae? In this first book of The Witches Of The Cross-worlds Series, Graham Davidson takes us on A wild ride through two worlds filled with magic and the struggles of a young girl coming to grips with her destiny.

Hunter
Graham Davidson

After her encounter with Sellemae, Patsy was forced to accept that she is descended from an ancient line of druid witches. Now, a year later, a mysterious young woman with a garland of dancing daisies emerges from the portal.As events unfold, Patsy is torn over whether the visitor’s intentions are innocent or malicious. While her friend, Bandah, is trapped in the void between worlds she’ll be forced to seek advice from the most unlikely ally, a wood-elf by the name of Krinkle-myst.Graham Davidson’s second book in the Witches of the Cross-worlds series takes the reader on a dark and magical journey as Patsy struggles to find a balance between friendship and duty.