And, here’s Ida!

Ida - proof copies - 22/09/2022 When I arrived home from a couple of days away the package was on my front doorstep. This part of authoring and publishing never grows stale, for me. I'll likely make a few formating changes before I turn the book loose, but I'm quite happy with how it is … Continue reading And, here’s Ida!

The teachings of ten year old boys (and certain bears and their condiments)

https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B091886W4X The Beechworth Bakery Bears (Amazon Australia link) - 21/09/2022 I had an interesting encounter with a 10 year old boy, yesterday. This young man had recently taken a copy of The Beechworth Bakery Bears book to school - a 'show and tell' kind of arrangement, I suppose, and he was keen to inform me … Continue reading The teachings of ten year old boys (and certain bears and their condiments)

A Specialist at The Recycled Heart – publication day.

Yesterday (9th September) was paperback release day. What a wonderful feeling to set another creation free in the wide world of books! As it turns out, I can't find it listed anywhere in paperback form, so there must be a little glitch in the system, somewhere. Oh well . . . In any case, I … Continue reading A Specialist at The Recycled Heart – publication day.

Amazon and Sheep On The Somme (again)

I'm fascinated by this. Today I received a note from Amazon 'you may be interested in this, because you were interested in that' kind of thing. It was suggesting I'd be interested in Sheep On The Somme because I'd been looking at the listing. What I found was that the Australian market price of the … Continue reading Amazon and Sheep On The Somme (again)

Amazon and those book prices

I wrote a little while back about my surprise to see the Hardcover edition of Sheep On The Somme selling for about $15.00 in the Australian market. It is still around that price - $15.00 for a near 400 page hardcover book is below cost and above amazing, IMO,at least. Today I noticed that some … Continue reading Amazon and those book prices

A Specialist at The Recycled Heart – epub release date

Woo Hoo! Against all likelihoods, I've just uploaded an epub digital copy of 'A Specialist at The Recycled Heart' to Smashwords, for release on 12th September 2022. Out of order, completely not what was planned, but there it is. A Specialist is a kind of companion collection to The Garden Black. Speculative and out of … Continue reading A Specialist at The Recycled Heart – epub release date

Smorgasbord Bookshelf – Summer Book Fair 2022 – #Poetry Frank Prem, #Africa #Flyingboats Jemima Pett

Thank you Sally Cronin for featuring reviews of my book The Garden Black and Jemima Pett’s White Water Landing.

Take a moment, if you can to pop across and see what reviewers Marjorie Mallon (for TGB) and Sally Cronin (WWL) thought of these books.

Thank you, Sally for your support in featuring The Garden Black.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Over the course of the summer months I will be sharing the recommended authors who feature in the Smorgasbord Bookshelf along with their books and a selected review.

The first book today is the poetry collection by Frank Prem – The Garden Black and other speculations (Free Verse Poetry) –

About the book

The Garden Black poetry collection is a venture into fantasy and speculative fiction based on the dual themes of rain forest and fantasy.

. The rainforest becomes a desert, and then the sea.

. A man in a satellite orbits the earth while playing his violin and pondering. A girl gazes up at the passing light and dances.

. Od Ovo – a youth who is from here, raises the dust of frustrated boredom on a mining asteroid, and cannot believe traveller tales of places where water falls from the sky.

. What colour are the flowers…

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Sheep On The Somme – Australia’s turn

I'm busily converting one of my books into an ebook, today - nearly done, thank goodness - and checking links to make sur ethey are live and accurate. I was pretty amazed to find the Amazon Australia link showing an extraordinary price - The Hardcover edition at around A$15.18, while th epaperback is showing north … Continue reading Sheep On The Somme – Australia’s turn

Frank’s big book day (Part 2)

Two new books Two more new books today - 05/08/2022 Along with the #Ukraine books I posted about here, I received copies of two more books. Flock, and A Specialist At The Recycled Heart. Both of them have had some hard yards performed on them to get across the line. Flock Flock - as a … Continue reading Frank’s big book day (Part 2)

Progress in my Ukraine poetry and picture poetry collections and endeavours

It's been a little nuts around Frank-ville, working intensely on a number of different book projects at the same time, so it comes as a great relief to reach a point where there is something tangible to see for the effort. I'm at the stage where I have more or less completed work on the … Continue reading Progress in my Ukraine poetry and picture poetry collections and endeavours