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Everybody's favourite cops are here!
Brian Barnard served for 18 years in the elite Victoria Police Dog Squad. He has now combined the knowledge and experience gained to write a fascinating novel of courage, failure, and redemption.

The Dog Cops tells the story of a dedicated police officer whose life has fallen apart but who finds purpose and fulfilment when he is teamed with a new colleague who is black and sable with a small blaze of white on his chest. Sent to a country town, the pair rapidly prove their worth to the town, the police, and themselves.

Whether the pair are detecting drug stashes concealed in cars, tracking down violent criminals, or apprehending armed and dangerous offenders, Ben Gibson and Sabre demonstrate that nothing matches the skill and tenacity of a well-trained police dog team.

Even the cat people will want to read this one. Buy it here now...

Fabulous play by award winning playwright now published!
Don't worry about travel restrictions, European plague, the cost of international travel! Let Sofia Chapman take you on a magical journey to Venice with the least likely travel companions since your last KonTiki excursion.

Taking inspiration from Thomas Mann's "Der Tod in Venedig" and hallucinogenics from unknown sources, Chapman concocts a wonderful story of love, friendship, and redemption in this playful, generous, funny play.

Don't worry if you've been to Venice before, you haven't seen it like this.
Don't hesitate! Buy it here now...

First in a gritty new crime series!
Blue Justice, written by ex-Victorian police officer, Phil Copsey, is the first of a gritty new crime series published by in case of emergency press.

Don't look for puzzling cases, corpses in locked rooms, ingenious criminal masterminds, this is a novel about police on the beat: ugly, raw, and morally uncertain. It's not about solving crime. It's about solving problems.

Sergeant Tony Signorotto has good friends, plenty of enemies, and the sort of family connections that just might get him killed.
Read more here...

Finally here! The new anthology of short stories - One Surviving Story - published and available now!
The question was simple: if you knew only one of your stories would survive you, which would you choose?

Twenty-eight authors have submitted their best-loved stories to create a fascinating collection of short stories about a diverse range of people trying to make sense of a world where goodness is not always apparent.

Remarkably, for all the difficulties, sadness, uncertainty, and confusion facing the people in these stories, this collection is one of triumph, of hope, and of love for the wild variety that defines everyday humanity.

Footprints in the Hills - Mudgee Valley Writers
A collection of the life stories of some of Mudgee’s most prominent residents, edited by Jill Baggett and Pamela Meredith and launched in Club Mudgee by Deputy Mayor, Sam Paine.

Anthony Riddelll's remarkable novella is now published!
Animalcule is Anthony Riddelll's novella which tells the extraordinary tale of Dr Bingbang and a rich cast of unlikely characters doing even more unlikely things. Illustrations by the author.
New anthology of forty-two poets




Macaulay Station, new novel by Graeme Sparkes
Macaulay Station was launched on Saturday 24th August by Melbourne writer, Helen Cerne, at Eltham Library, amidst the caroling of the magpies and the oceanic roar of the local football supporters.

Graeme Sparkes is the author of the acclaimed memoir ‘You Never Met My Father’ and recent winner of the FAW 2019 Jim Hamilton Award for An Unpublished Manuscript. Macaulay Station is a poignant and loving portrait of a man in a crisis of his own making, a crisis which only deepens with every move he makes to extract himself. It is a lament and a celebration for Frank Munro, once an award-winning journalist, now a casualty of the technological revolution and the personal and social changes of time.


Five chapbooks published and available now!
We are proud to announce the publication of five new chapbooks of poetry. This is an exciting and diverse series of chapbooks. Don't buy one; buy them all!

Palmistry
Christopher Ringrose
Christopher Ringrose's elegant and sophisticated verse explores mysteries, joys, experiences as they unfurl over decades. These are gentle, explorative, contemplative, but always surprising poems which repay reading and re-reading. Palmistry is the record of life which no one ever predicts.

The eye as it inhales onions
Lika Posamari
Presenting these intensely personal but always outward-looking poems, Lika Posamari explores the pain, strength, and wisdom that women draw from the complexity of their relationships across generations. These poems invite the reader to share Lika's startling, uncompromising, but ultimately triumphant conclusions.

The Geometry of a Thought
Gavin Mndawe
The poems in this collection are playful, energetic, and electrically intellectual. Influenced by the rhythms of rap and its inventive exploration and stretching of language to uncover new and unexpected connections, Gavin presents a collection which is simultaneously joyful and provocative.

Lightly, on the Skin
Em König
Em König has assembled a collection which experiments with forms and structures to present his ideas in poems which display themselves like carefully constructed scenes of a single work of theatre. His poetry is unmistakably personal, but never solemn, never self-important or self-obsessed. He shows how the most important touches may only initially touch us lightly, on the skin, but which may reverberate forever.

real and unreal
Stephen House
Stephen House's poetry is startling, direct, and fiercely honest. His poems hold your gaze while challenging you to look away. Stephen's poems are a masterful assertion of the existence and persistence of beauty, uncompromised, unblemished, unconquered. Stephen won the 2018 Goolwa Poetry Cup with a performance of two of the poems included in this collection.


Buy the chapbooks!

Chapbooks 2018

Palmistry

Christopher Ringrose

Christopher Ringrose's elegant and sophisticated verse explores mysteries, joys, experiences as they unfurl over decades. These are gentle, explorative, contemplative, but always surprising poems which repay reading and re-reading. Palmistry is the record of life which no one ever predicts.

Click on the image to buy this chapbook!

Chapbooks 2018

The eye as it inhales onions

Lika Posamari

Presenting these intensely personal but always outward-looking poems, Lika Posamari explores the pain, strength, and wisdom that women draw from the complexity of their relationships across generations. These poems invite the reader to share Lika's startling, uncompromising, but ultimately triumphant conclusions.

Click on the image to buy this chapbook!

Chapbooks 2018

The Geometry of a Thought

Gavin Mndawe

The poems in this collection are playful, energetic, and electrically intellectual. Influenced by the rhythms of rap and its inventive exploration and stretching of language to uncover new and unexpected connections, Gavin presents a collection which is simultaneously joyful and provocative.

Click on the image to buy this chapbook!

Chapbooks 2018

Lightly, on the Skin

Em König

Em König has assembled a collection which experiments with forms and structures to present his ideas in poems which display themselves like carefully constructed scenes of a single work of theatre. His poetry is unmistakably personal, but never solemn, never self-important or self-obsessed. He shows how the most important touches may only initially touch us lightly, on the skin, but which may reverberate forever.

Click on the image to buy this chapbook!

Chapbooks 2018

real and unreal

Stephen House

Stephen House's poetry is startling, direct, and fiercely honest. His poems hold your gaze while challenging you to look away. Stephen's poems are a masterful assertion of the existence and persistence of beauty, uncompromised, unblemished, unconquered. Stephen won the 2018 Goolwa Poetry Cup with a performance of two of the poems included in this collection.

Click on the image to buy this chapbook!



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