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J M Green – Good Money

Good Money is the first crime-noir novel featuring social worker Stella Hardy. It was shortlisted in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript. J M Green divides her time between writing and working as a librarian. Her work has appeared in Overland and received an honourable mention in the Sisters in Crime Scarlett Stiletto Short Story competition.

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Author Encounters Bomber: the Whole Story (cover)

Bomber: The Whole Story

Bomber: The Whole Story gives a rare insight into one of football’s most intriguing characters.

Meet Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson and hear him as he sets the record straight on a career that has had more than a few challenges and dramas in a candid, entertaining, opinionated evening with the enigmatic coach who changed the game of Australian Football.

Numbers are strictly limited.

Thursday, 28 July 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Aminah Hart - How I met your father

After experiencing significant loss, IVF provided Aminah Hart one last chance at motherhood. Following the birth of her daughter, Leila, Aminah was encouraged to research the identity of her daughter's donor father.What happened next is truly remarkable. Pic credit:Julian Kingma

Thursday, 30 June 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Belmont Library

Author Encounters

Dorothy Johnstone - Through a Camel's eye

Award-winning author Dorothy Johnston drew on her childhood and family memories for her novel, One for the Master, set in a woollen mill on the Barwon River. Her novel was shortlisted for the 1998 Miles Franklin award and after thirty years in Canberra, Dorothy Johnston has returned to the region and has published the first of her new sea-change mystery series, Through a Camel’s Eye, set in Queenscliff.

Thursday, 14 July 2016 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Queenscliff Library

Author Encounters

Hazel Edwards - Not just a piece of cake: Being an author

In her memoir, acclaimed children's author Hazel Edwards shares the process of writing and why storytelling matters - both culturally and personally. Her quirky memoir shares the diverse working style of a long-term author juggling her writing career and a family.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Heroes and Happy Endings

What do romance readers love about their fictional heroes? A sense of humour? Smouldering eyes? Or a large dose of chivalry? Join four local authors—Alli Sinclair, Lisa Ireland, Delwyn Jenkins, and Nicki Edwards—as they discuss romantic heroesat this entertaining and enlightening forum.

Sunday, 31 July 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Waurn Ponds Library

Author Encounters

The Road to R&R - Mark Dapin

Mark Dapin will visit to talk about the long and winding road that lead him to create R&R,a black-comedy Vietnam War thriller described asApocalypse NowmeetsGood Morning Vietnam.He will also discuss the many interviews he conducted with Vietnam vets for his award-winning military history,The Nashos’ War.

Thursday, 11 August 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre