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Hear from new and established authors on their books, why they write and their mission for their published work. Also tune in for industry knowledge on book publishing and marketing along with inspirational insights from the experts. With the theme of creative expression beats depression, the Ocean Reeve Publishing team are committed to creating inspirational and superhero authors who can inspire their readers. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/support
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Tom Stodulka

Tom Stodulka

2021-05-3150:50

Tom was born in Bathurst, NSW in 1951, in one of Australia’s post WW11 refugee camps, a huge improvement on the UN Displaced Person’s Camp in Naples where his brother Andrea was born. After some intense cross border encounters in Germany, Switzerland and Holland, his parents Zdeny and Philomena had fled Czechoslovakia in 1947 and were ordered to travel by train to Naples, where life was no picnic to say the least. Tom Stodulka | Author | Poet | Australia (tomstodulkaauthor.com) Tom’s early formative years were spent in Parramatta and after being educated at the King’s School and North Sydney Boys’ High he studied law at Sydney University, where he won an Australia-Britain Society scholarship, which took him on an overseas study tour. In 1976 he joined the Royal Australian Navy as a naval legal officer and served in most Australian States and in the United States during the 1990-91 Gulf War, after a short stint in Pakistan and the Khyber Pass. After 20 years in the Australian Military he established a full-time career as a mediator and facilitator, practising throughout Australia, including the Northern Territory, where he was the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, before settling in Brisbane in 2002. An early pioneer of mediation and alternative dispute resolution and mentored by the late Sir Laurence Street, he has promoted its benefits both here in Australia and overseas. Tom is accredited internationally in India, PNG, Hong Kong and NZ and has promoted mediation across Vietnam in recent years. In 2019 he was honored to receive the Australasian Mediator of the Year award. Tom Stodulka | Author | Poet | Australia (tomstodulkaauthor.com) Tom has been fortunate to have enormous support from his parents and his loving wife Janet and three children. This along with the great support from many friends and colleagues across the country has played a major role in shaping him every step of the way. Growing up in a refugee household, where English was a second language to German, had its challenges and benefits. Assimilation was the order of the day and resilience and unimaginable strength and sacrifice shown by his parents and his grandmother created a unique background and environment. At prep school he struggled with his English essays and often his mother stepped in to help, despite her own challenges learning a new language. Being a contemporary of the author John Marsden helped to inspire Tom years later, to try his hand at writing. Tom Stodulka | Author | Poet | Australia (tomstodulkaauthor.com) Tom was always a happy child, able to keep up a positive disposition, despite the many home pressures and stresses of day to day life. His father was a successful Sydney artist and Tom played a major role in the management and promotion of the cottage industry which contributed to helping pay the prohibitive school fees. The early exposure to the arts and artistic endeavour provided a strong and enduring legacy. Finally, in 1976 whilst at sea in the Pacific Ocean with the Navy he wrote his first poem and found a way to express his own artistic creativity. Life is a Dance is his second book of poems and incorporates his first book Storm Clouds and Silver Linings-My Journey which was launched in 2018 and had its third re-print, due to its success. Tom Stodulka | Author | Poet | Australia (tomstodulkaauthor.com) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/support
Murray Altham

Murray Altham

2021-05-2449:04

With an ability to connect with people in a genuine and profound way, Murray Altham delivers a captivating mix of expertise, empathy, humour and drive. He creates experiences that engage people, changes attitudes, behaviours, redefines possibilities and gets results, live or virtually! Murray is a world class purveyor of confidence, personal innovation and good vibes. He brings significant experience in 360° leadership, navigating intense change and aspirational wellbeing to every presentation. With two decades in the pharmaceutical industry in many fascinating parts of the world working in psychiatry and sexual health, he is completely unshockable! In a former life Murray was a fitness trainer and chef focussed on helping people reinvent their wellbeing, believing a healthy body and an innovative mind are a powerful combination that lift performance, possibilities and peace of mind. As an Executive Coach, he helps people step up to new challenges, sharing insights from those valuable journeys to empower and equip your audience. Murray is on the scholarship committee of The Pinnacle Foundation who provide educational scholarships, mentoring and opportunities for young LGBTIQ+ Australians to realise their full potential. The Foundation’s Patrons include The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, Her Excellency the Hon Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria and Alan Joyce AC Murray delivers a fascinating fusion of skills that will have your conference buzzing and your audience excited about their future at work and at home! Murray Altham | Energise | Inspire | Transform --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/support
Kelly Maree

Kelly Maree

2021-05-1747:17

Kelly Maree settled back in Brisbane, Australia with her husband after 10 years travelling around the world, working as a diving instructor and photographer. Life was turned upside down when the couple’s twin ‘surprises’ were born prematurely at 24 weeks on Christmas eve of 2015. Unfortunately little Oli passed on New Year’s Day 2016. All the books are dedicated to the loving memory of Oli and all the little angels that didn’t make it, and a percentage of the books sales donated to the RBWH and Precious Wings Foundations to help support bereaved families and premature babies, making this project extremely personal for Kelly. Kelly threw herself into her removals business and settled on being a mother and business owner, pushing her writing and photography career into the background. With her ever growing love for her little boy, Kelly decided to create a legacy for Oskar and Oli, and Oskar’s Adventures was born. Her passion for writing and creating poetic adventures for children to enjoy is apparent from the first few pages of any of her three books. She would love to see her books in every child’s collection in Australia and the adventure series to reach every corner of the globe. The first three books of Oskar’s Adventures are Oskar and the Bear, Oskar and the Moon Rocks and Oskar and the Storm. Kelly Maree is working on the next books in the series, aiming for around 20 books to complete the set. Home - Kelly Maree Author --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/support
Terese Jones

Terese Jones

2021-05-1030:32

Terese grew up in the Hunter Valley, NSW, and has loved mysteries ever since she was a child when she wrote her first novel on the back of a pile of dot-matrix paper her father gave her. The Mystery of the Missing Piecrust was never completed, however, she resumed her passion for writing several years ago. Blood Will Tell is her first completed manuscript. Terese currently works in a civilian role with the Police Service, which proved to be a tremendous resource while researching this novel. She lives on the Redcliffe Peninsula, QLD, with her partner, Michael. Home | Terese Jones Author | Detective Novel | Whodunit ==== Imagine you had the power to alter the past, save a life, and thus salvage your future. Would you brave the risks involved? Sloane Kelly certainly would. Then again, she’s been left with no other choice. A month ago, Sloane had a perfect life; promotion to Boston’s Chief Medical Examiner and a fiancé on the fast-track to the White House. Until she was unjustly connected to a murder in her family’s past and it tore her world apart. But … she has a solution––use her friend’s scientific prototype time machine to travel back to 1887, inhabit the body of her ancestor, and prevent the murder from occurring. Such a simple plan, what could go wrong? For a start, the machine malfunctions, and once again she stands accused of murder. Now, Sloane must survive in 1887 and use her modern-day forensic skills to take CSI back to basics and unmask the real murderer. Teaming up with Luther McLaren, an ostracized and enigmatic detective with secrets of his own, Sloane must sift through the haze of clues to discover the truth. A missing body, an African curse, stolen diamonds, and cyanide poisoning all link in this rollercoaster whodunnit. And in the end, will Sloane want to return to the future when she realizes who it is that truly threatens those she loves? Home | Terese Jones Author | Detective Novel | Whodunit --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/support
Tony Steven

Tony Steven

2021-05-0352:10

Tony Steven - the now Tony Steven | Author | Speaker | Realist Tony Steven is a realist and educator who will show you the enormous power you have over the circumstance of your life. After a lifetime of research, reading and education he has written a book, developed keynote presentations and educational seminars to show people that they are the ones responsible. No escaping the truth any longer, no blaming or being offended, Tony will explain the power you have, highlight your self-responsibility and bring you to an awakening that will explain life and the way you should live it. In his 7th decade, Tony has the experience to educate and guide you to the control you need to exercise self-discipline so that you can work for the life you want. Unlike almost all other coaches Tony will lead you away from emotional motivations and help you see life for what it is and give the key information for you to see the truth. This could be your red pill. Tony Steven - the old Tony Steven | Author | Speaker | Realist For 30 years Tony Steven worked in the Not for Profit sector ending as the CEO of the Australian Medical Association in the state of Tasmania. For many of those years he ran his own Association Management Company where his clients included the Council of Small Business of Australia and National Independent Retailers Association. He was also the State Director of the Liberal Party of Australia in Tasmania in the 1990's. Tony holds a Diploma in Business Management, Certificate in Front line Management and Hospitality and is a Distinguished Toastmaster, with Toastmasters International. Having developed extensive experience in the not for profit sector Tony has represented many associations in Canberra and on many different Boards, Committees and lobby groups at both State and Federal level, he has also made many international representations. Tony is also a former Past President of AuSAE (Australasian Society of Associations Executives) spanning both Australia and New Zealand where he oversaw the redevelopment of the organisation increasing membership ten times. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/support
Jenny Old

Jenny Old

2021-04-2941:03

Jenny was born and raised on a small farm in the Riverina in southern NSW, Australia. Following boarding school in Sydney, she commenced her nursing training at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne before embarking on a twelve-month adventure overseas with five close nursing friends at the age of 21.  On her return, she married and lived on a remote cattle station in north Queensland. Her life there was recounted in her best-selling biography published as McAllister by Ocean Reeve at inHouse Publishing in 2016, later re-published by Allen&Unwin as Back of Beyond in 2018, totalling sales of over 15,000 copies!  Jenny's newest book, Innocent Nurses Abroad is a prequel to her previous biography. Now the reader can understand where Jenny's indomitable spirit comes from as they follow her exciting but often threatening—and dangerous adventures in Europe and beyond, in 1968. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/support
Xenia Schembri

Xenia Schembri

2021-03-2249:19

TRIGGER WARNING! Some content of this podcast could trigger the listener if they have been sexually abused. Xenia Schembri has had to face challenges as she navigated her way through a 15-year domestic violent marriage with her first husband. She has authored Broken To Be Beautiful to highlight that there is freedom and a victorious life waiting for anyone who finds the courage to move past their trauma and pain. She is eager to educate people that domestic violence is not just about the physical bruises but it is also the financial, mental, emotional and verbal abuse that takes its toll on the survivor. This book shows a tenacity and warrior mentality can be developed to conquer circumstances beyond our own control. This is her story of how she has turned the ashes of a broken life into an ornament of beauty. Xenia is an international author of a 3-book series written to empower families, educators and other professionals to equip this and future generations with self-protective behaviours. Xenia and her husband, Simon, are associate Pastors of a church on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, they have also founded a charity called At The Ark Inc. This charity supports families whose children have been sexually abused. It also equips organisations such as churches, schools and child care centres to protect children and prevent child abuse. She is also a qualified counsellor. ​This year Xenia has won the Heart award for Outstanding Achievement from the Heart of Women Awards and was also a finalist for the Youth and children services award. In 2020 she won Gold Coast Woman of the Year. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/support
Karyn Webber

Karyn Webber

2021-03-1501:01:09

TRIGGER WARNING! Some content of this podcast could trigger the listener if they have been sexually abused. Karyn Webber is an Ipswich-based author and hairdresser. Ignited by the energy of others, Karyn loves engaging with those around her and empathising with their lives and stories. When she feels someone second-guessing themselves and getting lost among the many, Karyn’s the one to hold their hand and help them show themselves—their true selves. It’s this empathy that drives Karyn as an author, a guide, an advocate, and a ‘big sister’. Karyn has always aspired to take the role of ‘big sister’ to help and guide people, inspired by her own siblings. Through knowing herself, Karyn can see the full picture of the good, the bad, and the ugly in life. She can accept people as their whole selves, believing that to be one of the most empowering part of any relationship—to have total acceptance. In return, Karyn feels the most exciting thing is what her ‘little sisters’ can teach her. Through their fresh eyes, they give Karyn a new perspective and way of thinking that keeps her fresh, feeling younger, and challenging her to keep growing. Equally, her ‘big sisters’ teach her to open her eyes, be grounded. They give her inspiration, direction, and taught Karyn how to be a good ‘big sister’ too. It’s the lessons that go both ways to improve the lives of all that make life good. Her book, Dangerous Animals in the Home, is the true story of a woman who, on the surface, has it all: a successful business, popularity, loving family and friends. But beneath the surface, there is much, much, more. Delivering a raw, real, and insightful portrayal of abuse in the family, Karyn outlines how the actions of one paedophile can affect every aspect of the victim’s life, and the lives of those closest. Laying her heart on her sleeve, Karyn shares the details of failed relationships, self-destructive behaviours, and, despite the underlying trauma, some funny times along the way, which is a testament to resilience and the power of positive relationships! This story—ground-breaking in its honesty—aims to dissolve the taboo surrounding the subject of paedophilia, and allow other victims to start a conversation. The antics will have you laughing and crying, but most of all they will make you stop and rethink the subject of abuse in the home. Strong messages throughout will speak to those who have been wronged by any abuse and provide valuable insight into how to recognise the signs of a dangerous animal in your home. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/support
Leon Stensholm

Leon Stensholm

2021-03-1049:44

Leon Stensholm started body building in 2001 after suffering a number of injuries that would end his promising soccer career. It quickly transpired that what Leon lacked in muscle, was made up for in spades by the sheer grit and determination he focused on his new sport. Committed to natural body building Leon has now been participating in the sport for the past 18 years with multiple Australian and Australasia titles to his name. During this time he has competed over 65 times, coached hundreds of clients with over 100 first places and multiple pro cards awarded. Six years ago, following the suicide of his best mate and brother Dean, Leon decided to pursue his dreams and founded Body by leon Coaching and Personal Training. So committed to helping people to totally transform their body and mind Leon has also completed a Diploma in Counselling and written his first book, ‘It`s how you think’. These closed training sessions are perfect for sports athletes and clients with public profiles seeking privacy and confidentiality when working out. Leon works with a wide range of clients, all with their own unique goals, from professional athletes, to everyday people looking to achieve their personal health goals. Leon is particularly passionate about working with those who suffer from mental health concerns and gives his time freely to work in the community on suicide prevention, as part of The Alliance for suicide Prevention. In order to get the best out of people Leon uses cognitive behavioural therapy methods and provides a framework in which they can work towards achieving goals and transform their life. Leon is a passionate, energetic speaker whose enthusiasm and love for life is incredibly contagious. He engages and connects easily with all types of people and leaves his audiences energised and motivated. It's How You Think: UNCUT | Ocean Reeve Publishing --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/support
René Michele

René Michele

2021-03-0346:21

René Michele ticks the box to each one of these experiences following countless years of sexual, physical, and mental abuse throughout childhood, as a teenager and adulthood. Growing up dreaming of a life without pain, rejection, loneliness, and fear; René’s reality was attempted suicides, self-destructive behaviour and violent relationships that made the dream a distant spark never to be attained. This book tells the story of one woman’s remarkable fight out of the darkness into a life filled with success. Resilience – Education – Self-Belief – Altruism – Entrepreneurship – Passionate, took the place of the negativity that surrounded René’s world. She has dedicated her life to understanding the WHY’s behind the WHAT’s and now uses this knowledge and understanding to help others recover with empowerment from similar experiences. ‘The internal scars can forever be healed; real peace does exist, and pure, unselfish, sincere love and joy beyond imagination is not a fairy tale. I am living proof!’ Welcome to René’s story, – one that will inspire you to stand up and be counted. Your life matters, and within the pages of this book, René’s no holds barred voice will change you – into the person you always were – a person with value! Battle Scars Are Beautiful: From Victim To Victory | Ocean Reeve Publishing  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/support
George Johnston

George Johnston

2021-02-2644:06

George Johnston lives in Brisbane and draws inspiration for his writing from the natural world. You could say that he thinks outside the box but he would prefer to say “What box?” He is married and together with his wife they have many adventures bush walking, kayaking and either clambering up a mountain or down a creek. His first book, Into the Storyverse, was published in July 2020. George is encouraged by the good people from Writers Rendezvous, a writing group based in Dayboro. His writing goals include publishing books in a variety of different genres because he can. Blending, bending and adjusting genres to suit the story is his forte. Remember, there is no box ! George believes that stories connect people and to that end he enjoys writing stories for people or equipping people with the skills to tell their own stories, especially people with difficult or marginalised backgrounds. Writing for George is all about connecting together themes in an evocative and fresh way. His writing goes deep into the heart of a story. He plans to publish books on a variety of subjects and in a variety of different genres. His general interests include: Bushwalking, kayaking, canyoning, photography, social justice, local history, environmental issues, and a whole lot more. He loves motor sport, especially speedway. He would say that all good sport should have wheels not balls. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/support
Sarah Kate Hill

Sarah Kate Hill

2021-02-1144:34

Ever since Sarah Kate (Valkyrie) was introduced to books and stories by her parents at a tiny age, she’s been eager to tell stories of her own. This grew to a dream of becoming a published author and helping other writers to publish their books, too. Sarah began this dream by training and working at an England-based trade publishing company. Since then, Sarah’s lived and worked in Japan as an English content writer and editor, trained to become a chartered proofreader and creative writer, and started writing her books again. She’s recently moved to Australia to live with her partner, who is just as book-loving as she is. Now, Sarah’s living her dream as a fantasy writer and helping superhero authors to live theirs—guiding them through the publishing process as the ORP publishing assistant, proofreader, and website creator. Outside of work, Sarah studies Japanese, is a book and anime otaku, and daydreams about incredible fantasy worlds. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/support
Joileen Mischel

Joileen Mischel

2021-01-3141:55

Joileen Mischel was born in Murwillumbah in New South Wales, Australia and had a life full of diverse experiences. After an inauspicious and abusive early life, she managed to forge a 30-year hairdressing career, married and had three children, and is now the proud grandmother of six delightful grandchildren. Joileen’s attributes her resilience and strong desire to fulfil her long held aspirations, as fundamental in enabling her to endure and overcome her early life of abuse and shattered dreams. Her father was an unskilled labourer hence he moved his family from place to place in search for work. Her early years were spent living a nomadic lifestyle and as a consequence, developed no attachments or friendships during her formative years. After attending twenty odd schools, she was forced to leave school at age 12 years to begin her working life. Joileen credits her love of books and stories with helping her through the many days of quiet desperation she was forced to endure over the first 19 years of her life. Joileen fashioned dreams in her mind and formed ambitions for the future which she carried like jewels throughout her life. She often felt an alien in her abusive environment, with a deep sense of not measuring up because of her lack of education. Her belief that she did not belong was ever present. Feeling unloved, and without a voice for much of her early life Joileen kept the mental images of becoming somebody worthwhile alive in her long-held dreams. Published by Ocean Reeve Publishing, Broken Past Heals Dreams is an inspirational story of how she was able to transcend feelings of abandonment and betrayal over so many years to eventually become the person she believes she was meant to be. Joileen writes with unbridled honestly about the flawed individual she believed herself to be – revealing her struggle with self-doubt and low self-esteem. She describes how she transitioned from a life of abuse and despair to a place of self-acceptance and self-realisation. We witness how early self-preservation strategies such as reading helped her through the hardest times.  Then how later she sought, unsuccessfully, the answers through religion. Joileen eventually developing a spiritual mindset which enabled her to finally understand her place in the scheme of life and to realise the fulfillment of those long held dreams. Joileen says, “After a period of ill health where I had time to reflect on many of my life experiences I decided to write about them; to demonstrate how it is possible to overcome the struggles and challenges many of us face.” Her story is in some ways a story of self-creation, of finding a way out of self-doubt to arrive at a place where she feels she no longer has a need to prove her worth. She knows her life journey, with its many twists and turns, has led her to where she is meant to be. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/support
Stacy Nottle

Stacy Nottle

2021-01-1647:01

Stacy Nottle grew up on a station in western Queensland where, from an early age, she began paying attention to her arid landscape where the changing seasons mean so much more than a change of clothing. At age six, she went away to boarding school ‘in town’, and later ‘in the city’, where she discovered the world of people—complex, confusing, intriguing, surprising people—and she began paying attention to what they did and how they interacted. She studied science at university and has worked as a shearers’ cook, waitress, scientific research assistant, high school mathematics and science teacher; and careers counsellor in an all-boys’ boarding school. For thirty years, Stacy has also participated in the sport of orienteering, as a competitor and a coach. She is a member of the Queensland Writers Centre and is active in the Queensland writing community attending workshops, writers’ groups and festivals which have connected her with mentors and allies that have helped her along the way. A cancer diagnosis in late 2015 gave her the impetus to start doing something with her writing. Her debut novel, After the Flood, was published in 2019 by Black Phoenix Publishing Collective. She is launching her memoir, Breastless, with Ocean Reeve Publishing in February 2021. Stacy is married to Richard, has three grown children—Bridget, Glennie and Jack—plus Snorkel, Envy, Redbird (the horses), Theo (the dog) and Orla (the cat). --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/support
Jason (aka The Flash) is the Publishing Manager at Ocean Reeve Publishing and Managing Director at Clark and Mackay Printers. He works directly with each author managing them through the book publishing process and leads the publishing team Ocean Reeve Publishing. This includes everything from title registration through to book printing. His focus and efficiency often means he has over 60 authors in process at one time, multiple print jobs in the system both here in Australia and overseas – many of which he will personally deliver to the authors so that customer experience remains close throughout the whole process.  Jason also manages the print team at Clark and Mackay Printers and ensures that all print work is flowing seamlessly from client submission, through the production warehouse and into the clients hands.   Another role The Flash has is as a meticulous writer. Due to this, he often takes authors through the Writing Fiction mentoring program. Along with this role as operations manager, he is also the Business Development Manager for the both businesses, where using his millennial mindset, he devises and implements innovative and fresh directions for the company going forward. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/an-author-angle/support
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