Five Books With Thrills To Give You The Chills – Happy Halloween From Booktopia

Do you like scary stories? I’ll try my hand at one. Brynne Edelsten has her own television show. Not scary enough? Well you’re a tough nut to crack. Here’s five spine-chilling titles sure to make the hairs on your goosebumps rise. It by Stephen King It began for the Losers on a day in June of 1958, the day school let out for the summer. That was the day Henry Bowers carved the... Read more

by | October 31, 2012

Booktopia’s Biggest Sale Ever Finishes At Midnight Tonight

When I was younger, so much younger than today, I used to get books from my mother every Christmas, every birthday, for every good report card, for every selfless deed I performed. It was magical. Sometimes I had only just turned into the kitchen and told her the good news when she would dash up the hallway and out would arrive a new Graeme Base, or a new Goosebumps book. I was astounded, and a... Read more

by | October 31, 2012

Paullina Simons, author of Children of Liberty, The Bronze Horseman, Tully and more… answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Paullina Simons author of Children of Liberty, The Bronze Horseman, Tully and more… Ten Terrifying Questions ————————— 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born in the Soviet Union, raised in Leningrad, came to the United Sta... Read more

by | October 31, 2012

Booktopia Presents: Cate Kennedy, author of Like a House on Fire, in conversation with Caroline Baum

Like a House on Fire  by Cate Kennedy ‘This is a heartfelt and moving collection of short stories that cuts right to the emotional centre of everyday life.’  Bookseller & Publisher From prize-winning short-story writer Cate Kennedy comes a new collection to rival her highly acclaimed Dark Roots. In Like a House on Fire, Kennedy once again takes ordinary lives and dissects their ironies, inj... Read more

by | October 30, 2012

Milton Jones, author of The Man from Coolibah, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Milton Jones author of The Man from Coolibah Ten Terrifying Questions ———————————– 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born in the old Darwin Hospital ( before Cyclone Tracy ) blew her down. My baby years were sp... Read more

by | October 29, 2012

Celebrate Booktoberfest with Booktopia and Woodslane – you could win a book prize pack worth $500 or a Ken Duncan print worth $450!

Celebrate Booktoberfest with Booktopia and Woodslane – order Coastal Paradise Revealed or any Ken Duncan book from his photography series and go in the running to win a specially signed photograph print from Ken Duncan himself valued at $450. AND during Booktoberfest, when you buy one or more of the excellent titles from the Woodslane Booktoberfest Showcase you go in the draw to win the l... Read more

by | October 26, 2012

Caroline Overington, author of Ghost Child, I Came To Say Goodbye, Matilda Is Missing and now Sisters of Mercy, answers Five Facetious Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Caroline Overington author of  Ghost Child, I Came To Say Goodbye, Matilda Is Missing and now Sisters of Mercy Five Facetious Questions  ——————————- 1. Every writer spends at least one afternoon going from bookshop to bookshop making sure his or her latest book is facing out and neatly arranged. How far hav... Read more

by | October 24, 2012