Next month we will be releasing Bron Nicholls’s delightful Novella: When the Cat Speaks.
Nicholls is an acclaimed author of both adult and children’s literature. Her previous books include: Move; Three Way Street; Mullaway: Reasons of the Heart; Zeno’s Paradise; An Imaginary Mother; The Humming Tree; Currawong Calling.
Watch this space for release date, reviews and purchase details.
Christopher Konrad’s latest poetry collection soon to be released by Pomonal Publishing!
In this collection of poems Konrad explores the domain of the personal, perhaps even secret speech; the half hidden languages derived from culture, family, and desire. Employing that slippage of language which only poetry can properly convey – the liminal, free-floating or tangled structure of the written or spoken word – enabling it to be just what we make of it.
Watch this space for launch details
Photos, as promised:
Katherine Brabon launching ‘Shots from the Chamber’ at the Chamber Art & Coffee House on June 11.
Proud editors, from left: Christopher, Ben, and Myron.
David Wood, poet, reading his poem from the anthology.
Alice Weaver doesn’t like the things other kids like, computer stuff and television, she only loves books. And she has never had a best friend. When Mum and Dad send her to stay with her grandparents in Currawong Creek, bad movies start screening inside her head. Who to tell? There is only Joe, a loyal Border Collie, until Alice feeds a wounded bird, and sets off a chain of events she couldn’t have imagined.
‘Currawong Calling’ a book for younger readers by Bron Nicholls, author of ‘Mulliway’ & ‘Three Way Street’ is available for purchase from June 30th. This is a limited edition publication from the acclaimed Australian author so you will need to contact us via this blog (leave a comment) or the main Pomonal Publishing website to order your copy.
In recovery mode after the launch of our second poetry publication: ‘Still Life With Grandmother’. (Is it a month already?) Those of you who understand this publishing hobby was only meant to keep me out of mischief while my body fell into undignified demise, may well imagine the toll that event took on me. If you missed the excitement, visit YouTube to hear the author, Christopher Race, reading from the title poem. Or yours truly trying to ensure Pomonal Publishing is not taken to be something it never can be, unless someone more able than myself sits in the driving seat.
We struggle on, getting ready to upload ‘Currawong Calling’, the latest work for younger readers by acclaimed children’s author, Bron Nicholls (my sister, as it happens). A quiet novel for a more individual readership, this will be a limited edition, by author request. Fans of Bron’s work may let us know via this site, if you would like to pre-order a copy.
As an older writer, adjusting to the constantly changing technology (not to mention: terms of reference) of the publishing world, I had been in the habit of saying, ‘times are changing’. Willing to retrain myself, and then retrain myself again, to stay abreast of the new cultural scene. But this morning it hit me that times were not simply changing, they had CHANGED! The landscape and the terms of reference are so utterly different from the world I entered, when I left high school and home and headed for the big city to be a part of something.
I could be on another planet!
How this affects my writing, is something that is always on the fringe of my awareness. And I’d like to hear how others of my generation are coping (tail-end of the Boomers, like the arrowhead, y’know? What devils have on the ends of their tails, that’s us.) And also, more importantly perhaps, I want to continue to read young writers, new and emerging writers telling me about this unfamiliar planet.
At the moment Pomonal Publishing is bent a little towards the writing of my generation (especially when publishing poets, because, as Frances Holloway asks on her blog: who reads poetry anymore?) But good writing (good?) reaches across time and space, doesn’t it? Any new young writers out there finding it difficult to get published, but serious about the art of writing? I’d like to hear from you.