Boyfriends We've All Had (and Shouldn't Have)

Boyfriends We've All Had (and Shouldn't Have)

In the prologue to Boyfriends We've All Had (and Shouldn't Have), Mandy Nolan says: 'I will never forget my first love letter. It was a moment that opened me to the possibility that I could be the object of someone else’s desire. I was 11 years old. It was simple, strangely poignant and obnoxious, all at the same time. It said:

 "My name is William Sommerfield. I wear white. I have seen you on the bus. If you don’t go with me, you can get ******."

Despite his eloquent turn of phrase I took the latter option. And I have never looked back.  Until now.'

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Modern Grandparenting

Modern Grandparenting

Increasingly grandparents are being asked to take on the role of carers and be an alternative to child-care centres and after school care. For many grandparents, this can be a daunting prospect. Even experienced grandparents might struggle to find ways to keep children entertained and occupied for the entire day.  That’s where Modern Grandparenting comes in. This comprehensive book contains over 180 time-tested, enjoyable and creative activities that stimulate imagination and creativity, and encourage children away from the TV, tablets and devices.

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    Finch Publishing authors at SWF 2014

    Finch Publishing is delighted to announce that three of our authors will feature in the incredible line up of talent assembled by Sydney Writers Festival Artistic Director Jemma Birrell and her team for this year's festival. Congratulations to Steve Biddulph and Simon Kennedy. The third author is our Finch Memoir Prize winner. Steve participates in Wild Things, Thursday 22 May at 10am (ticketed). Simon participates in two free events, Dark Humour (11:30am on Thursday 22 May) and States of Grief (10am on Friday 23 May.

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    Event information: Mandy Nolan tours in April with new book

    Author, scriptwriter, journalist and comedian Mandy Nolan will be on tour and in conversation this April about her new book Boyfriends We've All Had (and Shouldn't Have). Her conversation partners include Steve Bisley, Peter Berner, Chris Radburn, Austen Tayshus, Stav Davidson, S Sorrensen, and Jeff Green. If you live near Sydney, Lismore, Byron Bay, Kingscliff, Caloundra, Brisbane and Melbourne, you'll be able to hear them in action at a venue near you. Mandy is also the author of the hilarious What I would Do If I Were You.

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    Finch Memoir Prize 2015 entry dates

    Our memoir prize for 2015 will be open for entries from August 1st to August 22nd. The prize for a previously unpublished life story by an Australian citizen or resident is $10,00 and publication on the Finch list. Authors may be previously unpublished or published. Agented entries are allowed. Each entry must be accompanied by an entry form. We will post the entry forms on this website at the beginning of July 2014.

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    Happiness Enhancing Strategies

    Dr Tim Sharp from The Happiness Institute recommends some happiness enhancing strategies courtesy of Sonja Lyubomirsky: http://www.finch.com.au/books/happiness-handbook-3rd-edition

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    The Australian reviews Simon Kennedy's memoir

    Paul Cleary reviewed 9/11 and the Art of Happiness in this weekend's Australian. 'While Kennedy's writing style is brisk, he chooses his words carefully ... in a poignant epilogue, he writes that the art of happiness is about making choices and taking action. He had no choice about what happened to his mother but he was able to choose how to respond.

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    Helen Garner praise for The Bouncer by Heath Lander

    Australian literary giant Helen Garner praised first-time author Heath Lander's memoir The Bouncer in Spectrum's weekend review of the best books of 2013.

    She says, 'Apropos extreme maleness and its secret fits of conscience, The Bouncer (Finch Publishing) is Heath Lander's account of his years in crowd control at Melbourne nightclubs. It's hair-raisingly funny, sometimes grotesque, and surprisingly touching: a remarkable piece of writing.'

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    New Finch Publishing submission guidelines

    Finch Publishing will only accept manuscript proposals each Thursday from 8.30am to 12pm AEST. All other proposals sent outside this time period will not be considered. If you miss the time period please send again the following week.

    We are pleased to consider manuscript proposals on the following subjects: parenting, social issues, health, childcare and child health, memoir, family relationships, social ecology and relationships. We do not publish fiction. Our books are aimed at the general mass market audience and not solely directed at academics or professionals.

Little Pink Book, The

Little Pink Book, The

"This books answers all the questions I have been asked over the last 30 years," Dr Phillip Yuile.

A complete, comprehensive Australian medical guide for those diagnosed with breast cancer

This book answers the key questions asked by women when they are diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr Phillip Yuile, a leading Australian oncologist, has compiled this extensive reference in response to his patients’ requests for simple, clear and informed medical advice.

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