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Jen Hutchison took a Pilgrimage through
Camino de Santiago.

At special landmarks she placed sachets of the ashes and memorial notes for her first born son along the
Pilgrims’ pathway.

Drop In with us as we hear how putting one foot in front
of another can heal a heart, mend a life and make fear of the future a thing of the past.

Jane Harper's Next Read!

Author of The Dry and The Survivors, Jane Harper has complimented Jim Mcintyre’s Nikolai the Perfect.

‘I’m also looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of Jim McIntyre’s debut Nikolai the Perfect.’ — Jane Harper, Mary Martin Bookshop Interview

After 30 Years Nikolai is Perfect!

30 years in the writing, this is a BIG day for author Jim McIntyre who has continued to develop his magnificent book since the 2015 award as runner-up for an unpublished manuscript. Proud to be his publisher.

Embrace Your Inner Self

‘Explore and nurture the child within you. In your mind, hold hands with that little one as you continue on your way in life.’ — Dr James Khong

In his memoir, Dr James Khong shares his fifty years of experience as a medical practitioner to ease our minds by reflecting on our anxious, COVID-19 world.


While post-communist Moscow deals with political transition, Vassili is descending into despair at his wife Anna’s chronic infertility. Following his father Sergey’s footsteps, he travels to Melbourne to teach Russian at a prestigious university. Accompanying him is a wrapped parcel to be delivered to a Helen Dalrymple of Mount Evelyn; a task that proves to be anything but straightforward.

Miscast and adrift in his new home, Vassili awaits Anna’s arrival. Bringing with her devastating news, it is not long until old resentments surface. At an idyllic guesthouse in the Dandenong Hills, the scene is set for a reckoning that will crack the secrets of the parcel Vassili’s father gave him, and blow the family apart.


In this unpretentious, gracious and humble memoir Dr James Khong shares his experiences of fifty years in medicine, his life experience and observations—about how to maintain good health and get through any health challenge better. 

‘… who is without stress in our world today? Who does not feel anxious about a future world of sickness and disease? Dr James Khong has written a book to help you know more about yourself and how to manage stress better. Read this book … it might save  your life.’

Elizabeth Chong AM


Sarah used to know who she was—a doctor, a wife, a mother—but as she prepares for the birth of her second child, she feels set adrift from her life. Sarah’s mother, Beryl announces she’s coming to Sydney to visit. Sarah hasn’t told Beryl she’s pregnant. She isn’t sure why not.  This could be the final blow in her already fragile relationship with her mother.


‘A gripping thrill ride of uncertainty, drama and family disconnect with a finale twist like none other! A must read.’ 


Every Parent of an adult child’s nightmare — you’ve made it. Your child is grown up. He’s got a great job, living a full and happy life overseas. You don’t have to worry about him like you did when he was young. And then a call from halfway across the world. Something terrible has happened …

‘Motherling arrived Wednesday morning and I started reading it after lunch. I was completely absorbed by your beautiful, heartfelt and honest words. They resonated so deeply, and I could not put the book down.’


He arrives in the early morning gloom and stays until dusk.

Hundreds greet him. He shares a positive word and a smile with everyone. No one knows the true story of his life. His name is Tony Brooks.

Everyone has a story. This is his, and it’s not what you might think.

‘Fascinating, thought provoking, challenging and a page-turner. Journalistic skills shine through and get you to know Tony. You’re left wondering about so many things, on so many levels.’ — Helen


On her first day in the laid-back town of Byron Bay, Lara almost runs over the red-haired, slightly raddled Ruby in a car park. Relieved to be still alive, the warm-hearted Aussie leases Lara a small cottage on her semi-rural property where Lara’s journey of self-discovery begins.

‘Finished High Infidelity 10 mins ago and landed in Darwin!!! Absolute ripping good read … couldn’t put it down. Please sell screen rights to a movie!! Even though Mario is a stunner, I do think I am more of a Doc Roberts gal!! Clever writer!’

What are our Authors up to?

Stay tuned while we schedule gigs for 2021!


The Place Between: Reader Feedback

I was awake at midnight and thought I might as well start that book you gave me, The Place Between. I was still awake at 3 am and had to force myself to put it down. It was really good. I don’t usually read fiction but this is a terrific story …

I just loved this book. Time travel is one of my favourite topics but sadly one that is often done wrong.
The author aproached the idea of time travel from a fresh angle that made sense and just worked.
My heart ached for the characters, and it ached for the parts of myself I saw in them.
As a female that often feels misunderstood by the world and even my own people, I want to stand on the roof and wave this book around yelling ‘READ THIS! THIS IS HOW I FEEL SOMETIMES’

I struggled to put this book down. The only thing that could drag me away is my brand new super cute puppy.
Congratulations to the author on her first novel. I can’t wait for future works. 

Wonderful. Tells the story of so many women’s everyday life just beautifully. I cried for the characters when I reached the end but also the book was finished and I wanted more. Really loved this book can recommend it.

I have just finished my friend’s first novel ‘The Place Between’ and it was excellent! Suzanne who is a local hills girl is definitely a talented writer. The story is about relationships and their importance, particularly between mothers and daughters. Highly commended.

 Motherling: Reader Feedback

Thank you for sharing your story so honestly & poignantly. Although each motherling travels a very individual & solitary life journey of grieving & trying to make sense of the insensible, there are many commonalities that can be shared. In sharing, we offer ourselves the opportunity to gain insights & understandings & wisdom that help to support us in this journey.

I also purchased a copy of Motherling for my dear sister who, two years ago, lost her son at the age of just twenty-one to suicide. She was not able to keep him ‘safe’. Serendipitously, I just happened to hear a replay on ABC local radio of an interview you did with Myf Warhurst on the same day that I was catching up with my sister for dinner in Melbourne. Your story & your telling of it moved me so much that I was able to share it with her too. I am sure she will find much in your book that resonates with her journey.

May you safely continue your journey as a motherling & may you gain strength & warm your heart knowing that your sharing of your story enriches our lives. Bless you, for all that you give & do!

Bourke Street, My View from Here:

Reader Feedback

… Firstly, let me congratulate you on writing such a wonderful book about the life and experiences of Tony Brooks. I was given a copy signed by Tony for Christmas from a girlfriend, we caught up last Friday belatedly to exchange gifts. I have been reading passages at every opportunity and today I finished it. Wow! 

I am very familiar with Tony. My husband and I have always said ‘hello’ to him on our regular visits to Bourke St. His energy is so warm and friendly, there is just something about him. We have often wondered what his story was, and now we do … fascinating!

You shared Tony’s story with such compassion, kindness and direct honesty. I was also captivated because we live in Fitzroy North and the streets of Tony’s youth are so close to where we live. We literally live opposite the Edinburgh Gardens and around the corner from Alfred St. Compelling and beautifully written.

High Infidelity: Reader Feedback

Finished High Infidelity 10 mins ago and landed in Darwin!!! Absolute ripping good read … couldn’t put it down. Please sell screen rights to a movie!! Even though Mario is a stunner, I do think I am more of a Doc Roberts gal!! Clever writer! 

What a cracker of a read. I loved this novel. I’m having Mario moments often, since finishing this terrific read! Thanks Journeys to Words Publishing.