Search results for author: Hayley Shephard

R.L. Stine’s Monsters Come Alive in Goosebumps the Movie!

R.L. Stein is the Stephen King of children’s literature, his stories scaring the bejeebers out of kids for over 20 years! And now that scare factor has increased with the release of Goosebumps: The Movie. We guarantee you and your kids will be anything but bored. So head to the movies now (don’t worry the monsters can’t break free from the screen, we hope). But hey, if youR... Read more

by | February 1, 2016

Last Chance to Win an Australian Stories Themed Prize Pack!

January at Booktopia is Australian Stories Month; it’s a way for us to celebrate Australian authors, books and readers, be it a piece of fiction, a cookbook, or a kids book, we’re here to celebrate it! Authors in particular get a special shout-out through our annual countdown to Australia’s Favourite Author, as voted by you (click here to find out who made our top 50 for 2016). We d... Read more

by | January 30, 2016

And the Finalists for the 2015 Australian Romance Readers Awards are…

The Australian Romance Readers Association have announced the finalists for the 2015 Australian Romance Readers Awards…..and the end result is delectable. ARRA members can now vote for their favourite in each category, but you have until 28 February to vote! Winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner, which will be held on 19 March 2016. For more details about the night click here. Fa... Read more

by | January 18, 2016

Can’t Wait to See Critically Acclaimed Brooklyn in Cinemas?

Critics are raving about Brooklyn! Booktopians….you could secure yourself a double pass to see this amazing film, out February 11th, if you buy a copy of Brooklyn!!!* Brooklyn is a romantic drama, based on the bestselling book by Colm Toibin, adapted for the screen by Nick Hornby and starring Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters. The film follows Eilis (Ronan),... Read more

by | December 29, 2015

Hurry and Enter These Awesome Competitions Before Time Runs Out…

If you enter any of these amazing competitions by December 31st you might receive a little EXTRA something in January! Rain Music by Di Morrissey Di writes about the Australia she knows, she loves, she’s explored. Rain Music is inspired by her adventures in far north Queensland – its characters, its forgotten history, its modern dilemmas. A brother and sister, Ned and Bella Chisolm, are struggl... Read more

by | December 7, 2015

Follow the Life of Fashion Icon Carla Zampatti Through Words, Pictures and Fashion

This year marks the 50th anniversary of fashion house, Carla Zampatti. As one of Australia’s most influential fashion designers, Carla Zampatti creates high end designer fashion with a distinct signature style. To celebrate fifty exciting and innovative years, Booktopia is proud to offer an EXCLUSIVE Book Pack, which includes Carla’s brand new memoir, My Life, My Look, the gorgeous ... Read more

by | October 16, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: The Secret Years by Barbara Hannay (Review from Hayley Shephard)

From London to Tobruk to Australia to New Britain to Cornwall to Australia and then back to Cornwall and back to Australia again, The Secret Years follows a difficult yet heart-warming journey that spans years and continents. After an intriguing prologue we are introduced to Lucy, a soldier on a return flight from Afghanistan heading home to Townsville. She hopes to start planning her wedding b... Read more

by | October 12, 2015

Rush Oh! by Shirley Barrett is Caroline Baum’s Book of the Month

Booktopia’s Editorial Director, Caroline Baum reviews Shirley Barrett’s Rush Oh! which features in The Buzz as Caroline’s Book of the Month. It’s unusual to move from writing films to writing novels. Most people try to go in the other direction. Shirley Barrett made her reputation with the film Lovesong Serenade, demonstrating her comic sensibility and ability to write charact... Read more

by | September 17, 2015

Drum roll…. We’re announcing the winners of our August Competitions!

In the lead up to Father’s Day we gave you the chance to win some swag for Dad! Lots and lots of goodies were up for grabs! See if you’re a winner below… All you had to do to enter was order anything from The Pan Macmillan Father’s Day Collection by August 31st! Fletch by Dustin Fletcher In the tough, adrenaline-fueled world of Australian Football, Dustin Fletcher is a legend.... Read more

by | September 9, 2015