My new book is almost ready!

“Gardening for Beginners: Hints and Tips for Melbourne Australia” by Sarah Jackson

So you want to start a garden? No idea where to start? Then this may be the guide for you. “Gardening for Beginners” is a handy reference book with basic hints and tips for the new gardener. It contains no fancy terms, no superior expertise, just honest advice from someone just like you. There are sections on what tools to buy, growing vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers, dealing with pests, and working out which fertilisers are best for you.

It is written for a cool climate, but the advice is useful anywhere. The book is based on the quirky and informative blog Sarah’s Melbourne Kitchen Garden.

Anticipated release date: 1 September 2018

 

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A ‘Must Read’: “My Ikaria” by Spiri Tsintziras

“My Ikaria: How the people from a small Mediterranean island inspired me to live a happier, healthier and longer life” by Spiri Tsintziras

Have you ever felt dissatisfied with your life, even though you know that you have so much to be grateful for? Feeling run down? Exhausted all the time? Worried about whether or not you are a good wife/mother/writer/person? Should you be earning more? Doing more? And when did you become so fat? Sound familiar? It sure hit a note with me. Spiri’s well-written, heartwarming, and often entertaining memoir looks at her experiences managing modern life, and her voyage of discovery to find the key to a successful and happy life. Enter the Ikarians, the people of a small island, said to be among the longest living people in the world. Do they hold the key? Or is the solution closer than you think? A wonderful and inspiring read. Available now in ebook and paperback: Amazon Listing

Book publishing pathways – an explanation

Are you as confused about the different paths to publishing as I am? This guide by Jane Friedman (www.janefriedman.com) is a good start. I must admit that I have seen a number of publishers in Australia describe themselves as “publishing partners” when they really seem to be ‘agent assisted self publishers’. You can download a copy of the chart here: 5 Key Book Publishing Paths