Overcoming Back to Work Blues…

How are you feeling on the eve before many of us head back to work, after the holiday season?

Checking clothing still fits after over-indulging at the festive table?

Making sure your boots or shoes are at least clean or maybe need a touch of nugget?

If you are charging up the work phone and laptop after they have been switched off, don’t be tempted to start scrolling through the hundreds of emails and missed calls… surely they can wait until tomorrow?

Well, you are not alone. Many people are feeling the same way!

The good news for you all, is that our writers have been working every day you’ve been on holiday! Knocking their next projects into shape just for YOU!

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Keep an eye open for our exciting new releases this year from Hinemura Ellison, Ted Hughes, M.W. Innes-Jones, and Virginia Innes-Jones – their work you are sure to enjoy.

If you haven’t already, check out our Authors and Books tab, for their current releases. Either way, reading is the best way to escape!

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“Where’s the Kiwi Con?”

Kia ora and Welcome everyone!

How’s your October going? Downunder in the Land of the Long White Cloud – Aotearoa, also known as New Zealand, we are now into Daylight Saving. Yay! Ah the joys of spring, the days are getting longer and those barbies will have to be dusted off as we venture back out doors to enjoy barbeque delights and summer salads.

The spring bulbs are flowering and the citrus is looking like a bumper crop, while the Tui are chasing other birds around the garden and even the Kererū are stopping by the Puriri for a snack, watching the Tui antics with amusement.

Anyhow here are a few pics of Freya, stuck on the Levin Railway station platform. Waiting for her trusty Kiwi Con to pull in from Palmerston North enroute to Wellington. Has the train got delayed? Or has Freya just slept in again at the bach and missed her only ride into Wellington.

Looks like she may have to follow in her mate Sven’s footsteps and work from home again today!!

Did I miss the train…?

A Day Out at the Beach…

Books on the Beach, the first of it’s kind held on a mildly windy summer’s day at Paraparaumu Beach and kindly initiated and organised by the Hunter sisters, Sharon and Toni, along with Sharon’s supporting architect husband Darren Hunter.

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We were there early on a Sunday morning, table, umbrella in hand plus our books merchandise and all the other paraphernalia that makes up setting up a market stall.

We had first heard about Books on the Beach while crossing over on the Inter-island ferry and finally all these months later the day had come and what a day, a bit equivalent to the usual inter-island crossing, a strong wind sweeping over the ocean and land.

We managed to keep our stand up for all of five minutes, just enough time to make one sale of our Science-Fiction genre to the local college and catch up with old friends.

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Our backs turned for a couple of seconds talking to other stand holders and unlike the Wahine she was over in seconds. One minute we were all sitting upright and the next we were down, blown down like a pack of cards. We took it as a sign it was time to pack up and leave while we were still ahead.

The flip side of abandoning ship so soon, gave us time to check out the fabulous section of fellow writers and talks and decided it was best to use our time supporting our fellow craftsmen and artists. A quick whizz around the weekend market and then upstairs to Club Vista for a much deserved and needed hot drink and scone to warm up our cockles after coming in looking very windswept and interesting. Club Vista did themselves proud by providing a warm and inviting venue for writers such as Mandy Hager who pulled in a full house into the small nook and cranny of the bar we were assigned to. Much better alternative than on the stage out in the elements. Mandy shared all her pearlers about the intense research and study she had undertaken to write her most recent of books. It was also good to share our own writing stories with a fellow Levin born and bred writer from back in the day.

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Between writers we checked out the local iwi doing a presentation and story telling session beneath a strong sturdy marquee.

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Then back inside in the warmth for Leanna aka Leanne Morgan another local writer and listen to her also share willingly her pearls of wisdom on how she had given up her full-time well-paid job at the local library to take up writing full time and what a success. A real inspiration and happy to share.

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More on Leanne has just appeared in the local Kapiti paper, summing up after achieving her dream of writing one book this led to many, many others being written and to great accolades and success. In fact, in her first year she made $54,000 followed by almost four times that much in the following year. Enough that she could entice her Fireman husband into her taking early retirement from the traditional kiwi office type job and take up writing full time.

Yes – dreams really do come true and all here on the Kapiti Coast!

Sharks With Lipstick – Cover Design Approved!

Here is a teaser for our new book “Sharks With Lipstick” by Hinemura Ellison and Ted Hughes.

The first book in their Trinty Trilogy, which follows three friends, Sven, Clara & Freya’s chaotic misadventures in their professional and personal lives.

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The art work has been approved and we are pleased to showcase their design, with the book to be launched any moment!

Is this you…?

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In our ever increasingly busy chaotic world, where is your favourite ‘go to’ place to immerse yourself in an author’s work?

 

2017 – Is This the Year We’ve All Been Waiting For?

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What challenges and goals have you set for yourself ? Will this be the year that you finally get around to writing that novel ? Are you going to put those poems into a collection for others to enjoy ? Do you need to get down to the library to start that research ? Is that night class on this year you put off the last few years that you always wanted to do ?

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At the Bach Doctor Press, we have started the year editing and proofreading two projects that we hope are published later this year, with another three projects waiting in the wings. Join us and we will keep you up to date with some of our adventures and happenings as we journey through this exciting, humourous, positive year of change.

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Make this the year that you start to pull your dreams together and bring them into reality ! After all, there is only one person holding you back !