WINNER OF THE 2013 FINCH MEMOIR PRIZE
Green Vanilla Tea is a story of compassion and courage in the face of a deadly and little understood illness. Above all, it is a love story.
Marie Williams watches helplessly as an undiagnosable condition debilitates her husband, Dominic, in both body and mind. As the condition develops, the normally devoted family man and loving partner seems to disappear beneath an expressionless face and a relentless desire to walk and walk and walk at all hours of the day and night.Read more
Shock, horror - teenagers actually want to be controlled and have their parents involved in their lives.
According to leading Australian parent educators Ken and Elizabeth Mellor, parents need to stay very involved, not ‘step back’, as their children become teenagers – because teenagers in the early to middle teen years actually want to be controlled, despite what they might say!Read more
At the Sydney Writers Festival Marie Williams was awarded the Finch Memoir Award for 2013 for her book Green Vanilla Tea. The announcement was made at a lively panel discussion featuring the author alongside Ita Buttrose, AO, OBE, Richard Glover, Susan Duncan and Jacqueline Kent.
Jenny Barlass's article on sleeping separately in the Sun Herald quotes Jennifer Adams, author of Sleeping Apart not Falling Apart: http://www.dailylife.com.au/life-and-love/could-sleeping-separately-save-your-relationship-20130419-2i451.html
Click here to watch Lisa Wilkinson's interview with Jennifer Adams on The Today Show about her book Sleeping Apart not Falling Apart: How to get a good night's sleep and keep your relationship alive. 4 April 2013. http://today.ninemsn.com.au/?videoid=c29155c6-40b0-4f26-9a54-37d67d2e9414
Jane Hutcheon will interview Steve Biddulph on One Plus One today 5 April. Screening times 11:30am on ABC1 and 8:30pm on ABC24. It will repeat tomorrow, Saturday on ABC24 at 5:30pm, on Sunday at 9:3-pm and on Monday at 2:30pm. It's will also be available on the website from Friday evening www.abc.net.au/oneplusone and on iView.
Entries for the Finch Memoir Prize 2014 will open on 1 July 2013 and close at 5pm on 20 August 2013. The prize of $10,000 and publication is awarded by an independent panel of judges to the best unpublished life story or memoir submitted. The competition is open to previously published and unpublished writers as well as to agented writers. The entry form including terms and conditions is available here: http://www.finch.com.au/node/9
Jennifer Adams, author of Sleeping Apart not Falling Apart
- Avid Reader, Wednesday 10 April 2013.
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Did you miss Steve Biddulph's chat with Mel on Sunrise this morning? No worries. Click on this link to view: http://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunrise/video/-/watch/9ad203ba-c490-3dae-8793-2f248386e265/how-to-raise-girls/
If you missed Margaret Throsby's interview with Steve Biddulph, you missed hearing about the heart of the matter. You can listen to the podcast hear: http://www.abc.net.au/classic/content/2013/02/13/3685524.htm.
Author Mark O'Flynn talks to Natasha Mitchell on Life Matters about his entertaining comedic memoir False Start: A memoir of things best forgotten: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/mark-o27flynn2c-the-accidental-expert/4428464
Finch Publishing will only accept manuscript proposals each Thursday from 8.30am to 12pm AEST. All other proposals sent outside this time period will not be considered. If you miss the time period please send again the following week.
We are pleased to consider manuscript proposals on the following subjects: parenting, social issues, health, childcare and child health, memoir, family relationships, social ecology and relationships. We do not publish fiction. Our books are aimed at the general mass market audience and not solely directed at academics or professionals.