Wombat Books

Light The Dark

Even Before Publishing, a division of Wombats, is a new Australian publisher that is passionate about Christian Books and all things that make for improving lives and helping build Australian creators. Principal, Rochelle Manners, is not only interested in publishing her own stable of authors' works, but she is also interested in selling good Australian fiction via her party plan, Light The Dark.

Light The Dark Mission Statement:

"Light the Dark aims to bring positive Christian and family friendly products, produced by Australians and New Zealanders, to consumers in an engaging party plan type environment. It is our mission to strengthen your walk with God through our products and uphold Christian principles in our business and community."

Light The Dark is a powerful ministry that brings people together in fellowship sharing about books and products that foster relationship building, and encourages our Aussie writers to be all they can be.

I've become a Light The Dark Representive because I believe in the Mission Statement. Even Before Publishing and Light The Dark is the beginning of an era that will encourage more and more Australians to be creative and be brave enough to send their creations out to the marketplace because Australians like seeing other Australians having a go.

If you want to learn more about Light the Dark go to www.lightthedark.com.au and be inspired to read good Australian fiction, or products made by talented Australians.

Writers' Fairs

Last August I attended The Word Writers' Fair in Adelaide and met many interesting Australian authors writing some great novels. If I hadn't taken the time out to attend this Word Fair I wouldn't have met these creative people who are all trying to make their mark in Australian fiction and non-fiction. We need to support our home grown writers because we have our own unique Australian voice, and the best way to do that is at Word Fairs and Writers' Festivals.

On 6th November, 2010 The Word Writers' Fair will be held at Bayside Church, Capalaba, Brisbane from 9 am. to 5 pm. This fair is run by Wombat Books. Visit the website http://www.wombatbooks.com.au/

Our book stores sell great books, but finding Australian authors' books can be a long, and sometimes frustrating search, especially for the new and upcoming authors. Writers fairs and festivals help readers know there are many books available by Australian authors established, and new, and they get the opportunity to meet with them. Writing is a lonesome occupation, so most authors grasp any occasion they can to chat with their readers. If you're a lover of books, come along to The Word Writers' Fair in Brisbane, mingle with the authors and tell them what you like about their work, and what you would like to read in the future.

I'll be there, looking forward to seeing you. Don't be shy, come up and say 'hi'.