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$50 from every creative writing course sold in summer$50 from every creative writing course sold in summerA writing course makes a great gift for that would-be writer in your life. And while you're at it why not buy a course that helps to support the RFS volunteers who give up their time, often their annual leave, to do a dangerous job and keep our flammable libraries safe from bush fires.
 

Totally, Utterly Screwed by Grant J. Everett

Totally, Utterly Screwed.Totally, Utterly Screwed.Bob Tuesday is back! Having survived his encounters with Ernest Fell and reunited with his wayward dad Jim, Tuesday is again scumming his way through life. This time aboard the Carpe Astrum the most advanced star ship in the Unison.
When the Carpe Astrum is crippled in a freak accident and jumps across seven galaxies, Tuesday is joined by Jimmy Slummer, ultrasweet addict and fry cook. Trace, a psychotic Enforcer with a dark secret and Lana an eager and naïve cadet on her first posting. This unlikely band of survivors must find a way home after becoming stranded on the war ravaged planet of The Apex, the most feared species in this galaxy.
If the toxic atmosphere, the lack of water, the blinding heat, or their single jar of durian jam don’t kill them. Then the poisonous vegetation, their guide, or their own hideously incompatible personalities just might.


The darkly funny sequel to Scum of the Universe will have you on the edge of your seat as Grant J Everett takes you on a madcap adventure in the ever expanding world of Bob Tuesday.

The Red Dust by Phillip Aughey

 

The Red Dust CoverThe Red Dust Cover

The summer sun shimmers in glimmering mirages on the drought baked plains of western New South Wales. The Stirlings’ dams have long since dried up and now the bore pump has packed it in. Marg Stirling faces a long hot drive through the red dust to town to collect the replacement part. Life in this part of the world is a battle, whether it is droughts or fires, isolation or missed opportunities, prejudice or ignorance, or beneath that the biggest battle, the battle with the land itself. During her long drive past battles fill Marg’s mind, as events conspire to make her wonder if there is not another way to live?

Drawing on the author’s own childhood experience of life in western New South Wales, The Red Dust is an affectionate, knowledgeable and often funny portrait of life in these isolated farming communities. 

 

Distributed By IngramSpark

 

ISBN: 978-0648136699

 

 

Guru Stew By Linda J McLeod

Guru Stew Linda J McLeod Front Cover Guru Stew Linda J McLeod Front Cover Guru Stew brings together the poetry of Linda J McLeod. Ranging across a multitude of subjects from narrative poetry and humorous verse, to poems celebrating the highs and lows of friendship and family life, as well as self-reflective and meditative works. Guru Stew is by turns engaging, funny, and reflective. These poems speak with the original compelling voice of this outsider poet.

 

Distributed by IngramSpark 

ISBN: 9780648136675

Scum of the Universe by Grant J Everett

Scum of the Universe Cover ImageScum of the Universe Cover Image Growing up Bob Tuesday had few expectations of life. Well, how many expectations can a boy have, when your father is a waste of space and your mother is a genetically enhanced super soldier on the run from the authorities? But even in the irradiated wastelands of the Nevada desert, evil stalks Bob’s world; in the form of criminal mastermind Earnest Fell.

Thrust alone into the vast galactic empire known as the Unison, Bob must learn quickly how to navigate worlds of interspecies pimple popping, educational upgrades, suicide attack rats and a host of other catastrophes, as he attempts to answer the biggest question of all: “Where’s my lighter?”

Scum of the Universe is a riotous romp across the science fiction genre. Outrageously funny, this is an electrifying debut from Grant J Everett. 

 

"5 stars:
One for effort, one for creativity, one for captivating the audience, one for the awesome characters and robots, and one for originality." Anthony on Facebook

 

 

Poisoning the Nest by Natalie Muller

A man sits at a looCover Poisoning the Nest by Natalie MullerCover Poisoning the Nest by Natalie Mullerkout contemplating his future.
When Jack Kelly signed up, the war was meant to be over by Christmas. It was supposed to be an adventure, a chance to escape his life for a little, something to tell the grandkids about. It wasn’t the adventure they promised. The war didn’t stay ‘over there’, it slipped its bonds in Europe and travelled all the way to his little town of Katoomba. It wasn’t meant to set neighbour against neighbour, friend against friend. Yet it had. Wife, brother, friends, all would be touched by the conflict in one way or the other.
Seeping into the very fabric of local communities, the war finds out the fault lines between people testing the cohesion of the young nation. Making heroes of some and enemies of others.
The man at the lookout could never have known what forces would lead him there, any more than he could guess at the stories that would live after him. Comforting stories to cover his uncomfortable reality.
Poisoning the Nest, examines the damage done to individuals, families and society, by Australia’s involvement in the First World War. It tells the forgotten story of the home front, from the perspective of both supporters and opponents of the war. Intermingling with this story, is a meditation on the nature of heroes, and the desire to construct myths. Myths, which simplify difficult and painful histories, both in the private sphere and as a society.

 

Hardcover book distributed by IngramSpark

ISBN: 9780648136668

The Wild Goose Literary e-journal Anthology editionThe Wild Goose Literary e-journal Anthology edition

The Wild Goose Literary e-Journal Anthology Edition    

A special anthology edition of The Wild Goose Literary e-Journal to celebrate the launch of Black Cockie Press. This edition contains the best works by early career writers from past editions of The Wild Goose. Contributions range from fiction to memoir, from poetry to essays.

New editions are now available for April and August 2018.

The Wild Goose Literary e-journal is published three times a year: April, August and December.

Black Cockie press e-books can be purchased from our Smashwords site: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/BlackCockiePress