Hitchy Feet

Hitchy Feet

‘John Card’s Hitchy Feet is like Jack Kerourac’s On the Road except with more laughs, less drug use and dysentery, and no boring bits about jazz musicians. A delightful romp through the unsettling arcadia that is the REAL Australia.’ - Shaun Micallef, comedian, actor, author, radio host and TV presenter of ‘Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell’

This is not a travel guide. This is a story about travelling around Australia trying to avoid strangulation by strangers while attempting amateur burglary. No, really. It is.

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Tricky Teens

Tricky Teens

Tricky Teens provides parents with a step-by-step guide to understanding what is really going on in the minds of their teenagers - and why; handling common conflict situations faced by every family with a teenager and successfully navigating common difficulties; creating a relatively peaceful happy family environment; and raising your teens so that they can successfully leave home, get a job and become wonderful adults.Read more


There’s no need to feel guilty if you can't breastfeed

Breastfeeding, as we all agree, is of great benefit to a new baby. But what if we can’t? The fact is the majority of us end up using formula – and we feel guilty.

In Guilt-Free Bottle-Feeding award-winning journalist Madeleine Morris and paediatrician Dr Sasha Howard reveal the truth about feeding – that breastfeeding is wonderful when it works, but bottle-fed babies, too, can grow up to be perfectly healthy, happy and smart.

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    Review of Hitchy Feet in The Australian

    In Andrew McMillan's review of John Card's memoir Hitchy Feet in The Australian, he says that the author's honesty 'elevates Hitchy Feet from the middling travel memoir established in the opening pages to the salient insight into the psyche of a smart young Australian man with which we finish'. Read the rest of the review here.

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    How boys become men

    Powerful article in The Age today (and Sydney Morning Herald online)on how boys become men in a world of online porn, social media and sexts. Featuring 16-year-old Noah, 13-year-old Kehlan, Steve Biddulph and others: http://tinyurl.com/m5dfn9j

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    Finch Memoir Prize 2015 opens 1 August

    Sharpen your pencils and polish your verbs! Entries for the Finch Memoir Prize 2015 open on 1 August 2014 and closes at 5pm on 20 August 2014. Download the entry form and terms and conditions here.

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    Upcoming author events

    Meet our author at upcoming events and appearances:

    • Mandy Nolan workshop at Byron Bay Writers Festival (#bbwf2014) on 29 July: 'Write to the Bone Turning Tragedy into Triumph'. More information here.
    • Mandy Nolan in discussion with Jean Kitson, Mel Buttle, Michelle Law at Byron Bay Writers Festival, Saturday 2 August. More information here.
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    Tim Sharp's tips for a happy life

    Dr Tim Sharp, the author of The Happiness Handbook, talks to Lisa and Karl on the Today Show about the keys to a happy life: http://tinyurl.com/lk6eosy.

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    Natasha Mitchell interviews Karen Harrland

    Natasha Mitchell speaks to Karen Harrland on Life Matters Radio National about living in the desert, a diet of camel meat, unplanned pregnancies, and winning the Finch Memoir Prize for her book Spinifex Baby. Listen to the podcast here.

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    Karen Harrland wins Finch Memoir Prize 2014

    Congratulations to Karen Harrland, the winner of the 2014 Finch Memoir Prize for her book Spinifex Baby, a beautifully written and evocative hymn to the Australian landscape and to the strength that lies within us all. Read more about Spinifex Baby here.

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    Second hand girl comes up smelling of roses

    The Sydney Morning Herald loves Mandy Nolan's new memoir, Boyfriends We've All Had (and Shouldn't Have). Read Candice Baker's review and interview here.

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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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    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.

Life worth Riding

Life worth Riding

‘I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel...’

'Powerful, intriguing, life changing.' - Jody Lyons

Sandi Simons recounts how she recovered from a life of abuse and trauma to help other women rediscover their self-confidence through working with horses in her hugely popular Confidence Clinics, held all over Australia. She has devised a unique programme for women of all ages, brought about by her own battles with physical trauma and self-doubt.

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Browse our list of books

  • Easy Parenting
  • Fear-free Children
  • Fight-free Famililes
  • Handbook for Happy Families, A
  • Parentcraft (2nd edition)
  • Parenting after Separation
  • Starting School
  • Sex-Life Solutions
  • Stepfamily life
  • Emotional Fitness
  • Raising Girls
  • Your Child's Emotional Needs
  • Parenting for Character
  • Fathering from the Fast Lane
  • Understanding the Woman in Your Life
  • Getting on With Others
  • Shared Parenting
  • Biting Anorexia
  • Transition Handbook, The
  • Stories of Belonging
  • Mindfully Green
  • Diary of a First-time Mum
  • Bump & Grind: The A-Z Survival Guide for when you're trying to get pregnant and sick of being told to relax!
  • Marzipan and Magnolias
  • Cocktails at Naptime
  • No Chopsticks Required
  • When the Bough Breaks
  • Helping Your Baby to Sleep (2nd edition)
  • Dad Factor, The
  • Little Pink Book, The
  • Men at Birth
  • Life Overload
  • Life: A Guide
  • Fat Paddler, The
  • Birth Stories
  • What I Would Do If I Were You
  • Surviving Year 12, 2nd edition
  • Baby Care
  • Autism Puzzle, The
  • Catch Up with the Sun
  • Active Hope
  • Weaning Made Easy
  • My Life in a Pea Soup
  • First-Time Father
  • Under the Skin
  • Yes Chef!
  • Finch Bumper Book of Parenting, ages 2 - 6, The
  • Ebooks
  • Steve Biddulph's Raising Girls
  • False Start
  • Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys (4th edition)
  • Sleeping Apart not Falling Apart
  • Teen Stages, 2nd edition
  • Green Vanilla Tea
  • Stories of Manhood
  • Business & Baby at Home
  • Bouncer, The
  • New Manhood
  • Life worth Riding
  • Batting for Berlin
  • Nine Eleven (9/11) and the Art of Happiness
  • Happiness Handbook, The (3rd edition)
  • Boyfriends We've All Had (and Shouldn't Have)
  • Modern Grandparenting
  • Chasing Ideas, 2nd edition
  • Spinifex Baby
  • 20 Tips for Parents
  • Hitchy Feet
  • Tricky Teens
  • Guilt-Free Bottle-Feeding