The Lanternist

The Lanternist
The Lanternist
by Stephen Orr, illustrated by Timothy Ide

PB 400 | 198 x 128 | ISBN: 9781925227840 | $19.99
YA Fiction | Also available as ebook
MidnightSun Publishing | July 2021
Distributed by NewSouth Books

1901. The slide clunks into the lantern, and Phantoms come alive on the wall. The father-and-son Magic Lantern team of Bert and Tom Eliot are masters of The Art of the Story. The only problem is that they are missing a wife and mother. Then one morning eleven-year-old Tom wakes to find his father missing, too. Continue reading The Lanternist

Stephen Orr

Stephen Orr
Stephen Orr
Stephen Orr has published eight novels, a book of short stories, as well as essays, columns and other scribblings. Thankfully, he has never written a poem, ever. He has taught Science and English in Queensland, Victoria and South Australia and, to be honest, has learnt more in schools than he’s taught (especially how to get pen refills to stick into ceiling tiles). He’s come second (or third or fourth) in many awards and competitions, so now believes that winning is overrated (although his vegetable soup did help the 1st Hillcrest Scouts win the 1979 Cohen Cup for best bush cooks!).

The Colour of Music

The Colour of Music cover
The Colour of Music cover
Written by Lisa Tiffen, illustrated by Matt Ottley

HB 32 | 210 x 297 | ISBN: 9781925227871
$29.99 | Picture book
June 2021 | MidnightSun Publishing
Distributed by NewSouth Books

Molly can see the music. Colours flash brilliantly as she listens. The music takes her on a journey into places filled with colour, revealing connections between music, emotions, and the world we live in. Continue reading The Colour of Music

Matt Ottley

Matt Ottley
Matt Ottley
Matt Ottley is an award-winning multi-modal artist, working equally across the fields of literature, visual arts and music. Matt has had 37 picture books published and his work also appears in more than thirty nonfiction books.

His awards include the CBCA Picture Book of the Year and both the Queensland & NSW Premier’s Awards for literature. His international awards include Ibby Honour Book for Australia and a White Ravens listing, Bologna. He has recorded his music with the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra and the Czech Philharmonic Choir.

Lisa Tiffen

Lisa Tiffen
Lisa Tiffen
Lisa Tiffen is a children’s picture book author, illustrator and composer. She has previously published a family of four quirky books; Grumps, Lovelies, Sorrows and Frights.

A piano teacher for many years, Lisa has recently commenced writing orchestral music to accompany her books. Being able to combine her love of music, art and writing makes her heart sing.

The Plastic Throne

The Plastic Throne
The Plastic Throne
Written by Amani Uduman, illustrated by Kera Bruton

HB 32 | 210 x 210 | ISBN: 9781925227802
$24.99 | Picture book
MidnightSun Publishing | March 2021
Distributed by NewSouth Books

Denver flushes all kinds of things down the toilet but never stops to think about what happens to them once they are gone. One night, while he sleeps, the ocean begins to stir, no longer able to suppress its fury over how it’s being treated. Can Denver and his sister Maisy make things right before it’s too late? Continue reading The Plastic Throne

Kera Bruton

Kera Bruton
Kera Bruton
Kera Bruton lives on the south coast of New South Wales with her husband, two sons and Italian water dog Alfonzo. From a young age art has always been a major part of Kera’s life. Her previous careers saw her working as a special-effects make-up artist and milliner.

Kera loves creating illustrations that allow the viewer to enter a new world away from their own, where dreams can come true and new friends can be found. Kera loves to experiment with all mediums and uses multiple creative techniques in her illustrations. The Plastic Throne is her first picture book.

Amani Uduman

Amani Uduman
Amani Uduman
Amani Uduman is a children’s author and primary school teacher from Melbourne. In addition to her teaching degree, Amani has graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science, Health Promotion from Deakin University. She has numerous titles published by a non-profit organisation called Library for All, Australia, and her work has been included in many fundraising anthologies.

In her spare time, Amani enjoys reading, writing, walking and listening to R&B music. She also has a keen interest in metaphysics.

The Breaking

The Breaking cover
The Breaking cover
by Irma Gold

PB 272 | 234 x 153 | ISBN: 9781925227819 | $29.99
Novel | Also available as ebook
MidnightSun Publishing | March 2021
Distributed by NewSouth Books

Hannah Bird has just arrived in Thailand. Disoriented and out of her depth, she meets Deven, a fierce and gutsy Australian expat who sweeps her into thrilling adventures rescuing elephants.

As they head deeper and deeper into the fraught world of elephant tourism, their lives become tangled in ways Hannah never imagined. But how far will they go to save a life? Continue reading The Breaking

Irma Gold

Irma Gold
Irma Gold
Irma Gold is an award-winning author and editor. She has previously published a short fiction collection, Two Steps Forward, and her short fiction has been widely published in anthologies and journals like Meanjin, Island, Westerly, Going Down Swinging and Review of Australian Fiction, among many others. She has also published three children’s books, with another two forthcoming in 2021. She is co-host of the Secrets from the Green Room writing podcast.

The Breaking is her debut novel. It won the NSW Writers’ Centre Varuna Fellowship Award and received development funding from artsACT and CAPO. Irma is Ambassador for Thailand’s Save Elephant Foundation and has worked with rescued elephants in Chiang Mai, Surin and Kanchanaburi. www.irmagold.com

The Ghost Squad

The Ghost Squad cover
The Ghost Squad cover
by Sophie Masson

PB 448 | 198 x 128 | ISBN: 9781925227772 | $19.99
YA Fiction | Also available as ebook
MidnightSun Publishing | February 2021
Distributed by NewSouth Books

Imagine a world where all seems normal and yet nothing is — a world very much like our own, yet jarringly unlike. A world where two clandestine organisations, the Ghost Squad and the Base, are engaged in a secret battle for control of information so dangerous it could literally change life as humans have always known it… Continue reading The Ghost Squad

Sophie Masson

Sophie Masson
Sophie Masson
Born in Indonesia of French parents, and brought up in France and Australia, Sophie Masson is the award-winning and internationally-published author of over 60 books for children, young adults and adults. A former chair of the Australian Society of Authors and current chair of the New England Writers’ Centre, in 2019 Sophie received an AM (Member, General Division) award in the Order of Australia.

Sophie’s novel The Ghost Squad was published by MidnightSun in February 2021.

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