Category Archives: Books

First Review for One Step at a Time

‘Jane Jolly has a knack for tackling unusual stories (Limpopo Lullaby) with tender, evocative writing. The striking illustrations are reproductions of hand-coloured lino prints. They are dramatic and engaging and the book is cleverly designed, taking in the elements of the lino cuts and leaving plenty of space for text. This is highly recommended, especially for classroom discussion.’

One Step at a Time just received its first review and it is fabulous! Read the entire review in Books+Publishing. Yay! Hopefully there will be many more positive words over the coming months. It is such a beautiful book, it really deserves high praise. Continue reading First Review for One Step at a Time

The launch is so close now…

On Friday 7 November 2014 from 6.30pm we’ll be launching the fabulous collection Breaking Beauty, which contains stories about beauty in all its disguises. Established and emerging writers appear side by side on these pages and they all have something unique to say about beauty. Why don’t you join us at the SA Writers’ Centre, 187 Rundle Mall in Adelaide for a fantastic night to celebrate the beauty of the short story form. All welcome! Continue reading The launch is so close now…

Introducing Rock Star

Rock Star cover
Rock Star cover
MidnightSun has been lucky enough to secure the ebook publication of Kristin Weidenbach’s fascinating and entertaining book Rock Star. The story of Reg Sprigg – an outback legend. It was first published in paperback in 2008 by East Street Publications but has not previously been published as an ebook. You can now buy it as an ebook from MidnightSun in EPUB format here and as a Mobi (Kindle) file here.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, we asked Kristin to answer a few questions Continue reading Introducing Rock Star

One Step at a Time — it’s Pozible!

One Step at a Time
One Step at a Time
We can’t believe that Easter is already upon us. At Midnight Sun headquarters we’ve been hard at work organising a crowdfunding campaign for the children’s picture book that we plan to publish next year. It is called One Step at a Time and it is about a Thai boy called Luk and his baby elephant Mali. One day Mali steps on a landmine and her friend Luk stays faithfully by her side as she recovers and is fitted with a prosthetic leg. Continue reading One Step at a Time — it’s Pozible!

Announcing the BIG news!

The shortlist for the Most Underrated Book Award has just been announced and Anna Solding’s The Hum of Concrete is on it! This is such an amazing initiative by the Small Press Network, which gives the shortlisted entries new exposure. MidnightSun is so proud of Anna and honoured to be selected alongside other excellent small publishers. The other three shortlisted entries are: Fish-Hair Woman, Merlinda Bobis (Spinifex Press), Staunch, Ginger Briggs (Affirm Press) and Whiskey Charlie Foxtrot, Annabel Smith (Fremantle Press). We wish them all the best. The winner will be announced at a presentation on Friday 15 November at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne. Read more about the shortlist here.

Reviews of Peace, Love and Khaki Socks

Reviews of Kim Lock’s Peace, Love and Khaki Socks have been overwhelmingly positive:

Daystarz: 5 of 5

One word. LOVE. I love this book. It is warm, genuine and emotive. It is real. It is entirely believable…This is so much more than just a book about pregnancy – it’s also a story about a woman’s search for validation and empowerment.

Peace, Love and Khaki Socks is simply adorable. It definitely makes my best books of 2013 list. An excellent debut novel from a promising Australian author. Continue reading Reviews of Peace, Love and Khaki Socks

Successfully launching Peace, Love and Khaki Socks

Heather Taylor Johnson launching Peace, Love and Khaki Socks
Heather Taylor Johnson launching Peace, Love and Khaki Socks

Thank you so much to those of you who were able to join us for the launch of Kim Lock’s Peace, Love and Khaki Socks! It was a festive night full of smiles. Author Heather Taylor Johnson did a stellar job launching the book and the audience was wonderfully supportive.

Kim spoke beautifully about her journey to publication. Her Freudian slip, saying that she had a few people to ‘spank’ rather than to ‘thank’ lifted the Continue reading Successfully launching Peace, Love and Khaki Socks

Reviews are coming in – and they are brilliant!

We are so proud to announce the first six reviews of Kim Lock’s Peace, Love and Khaki Socks and they are overwhelmingly positive.

Daystarz: 5 of 5

One word. LOVE. I love this book. It is warm, genuine and emotive. It is real. It is entirely believable…This is so much more than just a book about pregnancy – it’s also a story about a woman’s search for validation and empowerment.

Peace, Love and Khaki Socks is simply adorable. It definitely makes my best books of 2013 list. An excellent debut novel from a promising Australian author. I will be keeping a keen eye out for Ms Lock’s next literary venture Continue reading Reviews are coming in – and they are brilliant!