MoshPit Publishing

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MoshPit Publishing is a boutique ebook and book publishing facilitator located in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Our aim is to help people get their word out, generally via electronic means first, then if demand warrants it, in print. This is logical - why waste money on printing a book which doesn't sell - and environmental - why waste trees on a book which doesn't sell?

We also believe that there is no need to charge more than $10 for an ebook, and so every ebook available from MoshPit Publishing is priced at $9.99 or less.

We specialise in stories by Australians and New Zealanders for a local and worldwide audience.

Why 'MoshPit' Publishing? Because you just never know what you're going to find in The MoshPit!

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I Look For You In Other Truths
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,730. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian
I Look For You In Other Truths is full of afterthoughts and musings on what you see, smell, touch, hear and feel as you navigate the alleyways of grief, love and loss.
Yellowstone Waits
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 173,900. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Wrong place, wrong time. An act of self-defense. Or was it? To find out takes an examination of the influences that come into play over a lifetime spent on two continents. Are the reasons for good and bad ingrained from birth? Are they shaped by external forces? Are we known by the company we keep or are we simply who we are?
12 Annoying Monsters: Self-talk for kids with anxiety
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,610. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings
Suitable for readers aged eight and over, this book details the reasons for anxiety symptoms, how the body protects us in times of real danger and helps children figure out what thought processes are causing these over-the-top reactions. By assigning a 'monster' (such as the 'Bad Stuff Always Happens To Me Monster'), children can start to take back control of their thoughts.
You Can Beat the Binge!: Conquer the fear of losing control and lose weight for life
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 31,900. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting
When you’re afraid of losing control, food is your enemy. You dread every meal and snack. And, when you binge, it sets up a horrible vicious cycle – feel bad, promise to be good, fail, feel even worse.
The Privacy of Art
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,410. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is a story about love. It’s set in the beautiful Blue Mountains area of Australia and revolves around a Bloomsbury-like group of artists, who live there from the Sixties to the present day.
Deus ex Machina Publicum
Price: Free! Words: 12,760. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When AI specialist Charlie Parish lands a dream job getting paid to develop a computer program capable of learning from mistakes, there’s just one problem. The program goes rogue, and everything starts to go right.
Laughter Tears Peace
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,110. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Environmentalists & naturalists
This is the story of an activist, a sculptor, and a seeker of peace. Born in England in the 1940s, Tom Coley grew up without a father into a world he felt he had no place in. His life path took him through Australia and the world, from Tasmanian sheds to Vietnamese Agent Orange conferences, on a fascinating, amusing and relatable search through the world for peace and the perfect sculpture.
Old World ... New World: From a picnic at La Perouse to the Western Front
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,010. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Australia was, is, and always will be a nation of immigrants. Old World … New World provides backgrounds to the author's grandparents’ formative years in northern and southern England and in Redfern, Sydney, their experiences during four years of world war, and their familial relationships and tragedies from the 1920s to Sara Ongley’s death in 1977.
Curve My Song
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,610. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Follow the amazing plus size trio, The Curvies, as they find love, drama, tears, laughs and a song to match every situation. Bree Carson loves her life, friends and little town, but something is missing. Taylor Cole returns home after ten years and old flames reignite. Can he break through Bree’s walls?
What is Your Answer for the Purpose of Your Existence?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,840. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
In What is Your Answer for the Purpose of Your Existence?, the author gives remembrances of a life search for an answer—by herewith humbly offering some pathways you may accept as possible to you, for your perusal and pursuit where they pertain to your mind.
Bittersweet Symphony
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 117,930. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Lena Foch has come a long way despite her bipolar disorder, but her stability is at risk: some of those closest to her aren’t what they seem to be. After taking a snap decision, she starts a new life journey. Her old erotic self is awakened and sexual tension arises in unexpected and inconvenient situations.
Lee Harvey Oswald’s Cold War: Why the Kennedy Assassination Should Be Reinvestigated
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,200. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Assassinations and Conspiracies
The author examines the life of Lee Harvey Oswald in the context of the Cold War climate of the times and the people who shaped and used him. Includes the solving of a precedent case along with many new revelations in the Kennedy assassination itself. The ineluctable conclusion is that Oswald was the patsy he claimed to be.
A Glass Half Full
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,190. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Esther Pinskier began life in Warsaw, Poland in January 1926 - 13 years before the start of World War II. Despite the back story, Esther's positivity and descriptions of life in post-war Paris, Australia and other parts of the world make this a fascinating read and in important social history document.
Not Poems, Just Words: On Loving, Living and Longing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
A collection of prose poems on love, loss, longing and yearning, and on dealing with the vagaries of life. This is a small journey from the deepest emotions of love and loss to the sometimes overwhelming realisation of the beauty of life.
The Empress Holds the Key
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 147,310. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Journalist Jack Rogan knows a great story when he finds one. A charred old photograph found in the ruins of a cottage hints at dark secrets and unwittingly reignites an ancient and deadly quest for a holy relic mysteriously erased from the pages of history. This fast-paced international thriller weaves fact and fiction into an adventure of epic proportions where the price of failure is oblivion.
Headoff Hedgehog meets Gertie Turtle
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,890. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
When Headoff the Hedgehog takes a walk down the hillside track to the local village, he doesn't bargain on a turtle accidentally preventing him from slipping all the way down the hill! In this third story in the Headoff Hedgehog series, two most unlikely characters learn to make friends with each other.
The Hermit and the Ivory Box
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,090. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The Hermit is dead but his guilt lives on in his children – guilt which stems from the ivory box he found in India during WW2 and the orphan he gave it to. In The Hermit and the Ivory Box, Penny Blackwell creates a mysterious back story for one of the early characters featured in her first book, Loki’s Joke.
Headoff Hedgehog and the Lampshade Aunt
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,340. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Headoff and Howlie Hedgehog are a particularly contented couple who have lived at number 3A Tricky Track for many years. Their little home radiates happiness and they both agree it is quite the finest place in the whole wide world. However, it wasn't always like that, as they remember the time that Headoff's sister - who they fondly refer to as the Lampshade Aunt, came to visit!
Headoff Hedgehog and the Emergency Department
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Headoff and Howlie Hedgehog live in the small, comfortable burrow. Their little home radiates happiness and they both agree it is quite the finest place in the whole, wide world. After an accident with Michale Magpie, Headoff and Michael head to the Emergency Department and that's where the fun starts in this illustrated children's book by Ada Knowles.
Lifeboat 7
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,380. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
“…something from the sea took ’em.” “This ain’t no shark, nor squid we’re dealin’ with.” “I’ve seen whirlpools before, but this ‘thing’… makes me think on what might be down in the black pit core of such, looking up.”
The Deception Engine - Part Two
Price: Free! Words: 41,930. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
In The Deception Engine - Part Two, Phyllida has found a lover, and a brother, and now she is off to find adventure. Will she recover the Gemini Ruby and thwart Phineas' evil plan to take over the world? Read on! Warning: Sex & Adult Themes
2,000 Jews Walk into a Bar
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,780. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
It was once said that evil flourishes when good men do nothing, and 2,000 Jews Walk into a Bar proves, with irony and insight, how even when good men actually do something, things can still go very badly wrong indeed. Paris Portingale clearly has an abiding empathy for the common man, and how good people can get tangled in circumstances well beyond their control.
narratorAUSTRALIA Volume Three
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 135,660. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
A showcase of Australian poets and authors who were published on the narratorAUSTRALIA blog from May to October 2013
Escarpment: Fibonacci poetry
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
In her book, Escarpment: Fibonacci poetry, Virginia Gow has applied the Fibonacci sequence of numbers to her poetry by counting the syllables in the words to determine the length of the lines. The subsequent patterns make for a visually appealing book, quite aside from the pleasures of Virginia's poetry.
Yes! You Can Write Your Own Copy!
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,450. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business writing
'YES! You can write your own copy!' is for people who can already think clearly and write reasonably well. It will help you write powerful, compelling web content, ads, brochure text, press releases, articles, books, manuals, commercials, corporate videos — you name it! Author Andy Otes speaks from strength and long experience, during which his copy has created millions of dollars in sales.
Letters from the Attic
Price: Free! Words: 20,490. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Letters from the Attic is a collection of short stories and blog posts by Gabriel Farago – author, lawyer, novelist – which provide insight into the real-life inspirations behind his international thriller The Empress Holds The Key.
Vampire Cities
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,430. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Anderson Hans is presented with a strange but powerful artefact. In the deserts outside of Las Vegas he is asked to find the city of light. He searches through London, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and finally Sydney for this city that will become the venue for his apotheosis
The Eve Continuum - Book One: Emily
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,460. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Emily can communicate with animals, and on meeting a grey stallion called Applejacks, finds powers she had never dreamt of. After spending time with her two lovers, Vladimir and Eric, she discovers their secret – one which will drag her into their shadowy world.
Pie Square
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,200. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Pie Square is a story of the most remarkable fast food chain ever conceived. Spreading rapidly across the world, devouring its devotees, and creating enormous wealth for its owners, it not only supplies sustenance for the body, but for the mind and spirit too. Its all enveloping philosophies are moulding the youth of the world for an impending revolution that will turn global society upside down.
My Patch: The life of Reginald Smithers, a village policeman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,750. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
These short stories relate the experiences of Reginald Smithers, a policeman in the small English village of Stackfort on Humber in the first half of the 20th century. They cover his life, from his first appointment as a young constable, his promotion to sergeant through to his retirement and reveal the sometimes humorous, but always interesting, aspects of his life and the lives of his friends.
No Bigger Mistake
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,390. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
They say law schools are for smart people - people who have good heads on their shoulders. Can they double as life schools? Where religion, culture and taboos loom over the supposedly good heads, it is hard to say. No Bigger Mistake is full of life’s mistakes.
The Story Fixer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,340. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Cassandra Knight does not do fairies! She does detentions! But when she meets Bertha and Midge (The Book Fairies) she finds out that a young boy who has been murdered needs her help. Cassie goes into the story, becoming part of it, and deals with some unusual characters in the town of Cyril’s Crossing… So begins The Story Fixer’s first adventure. A book for eight to 12 year olds.
Love Songs and Other Weirdness
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,000. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Horror is where you find it: in traditions of ancient Japan; during wars; in jaded relationships. No matter the time or place, there is something hideous waiting to put out its head; in love songs or dirges there are unearthly strains to be heard – if you only tune in. Here are horrors from all over: Lovecraftian; dystopian; horrors of the mind, the heart and darker places.
The Deception Engine - Part One
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,280. Language: Australian English. Published: July 10, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
The Deception Engine - Part One A Gender-Blending Steampunk Adventure This is the first part of a series featuring gender-blending hero Phyllida Thorn and her companion, Hilary Templestowe. In this volume, Phyllida and Hilary meet for the first time, and share a rollicking adventure in and around Colonial-Steampunk Sydney-town. Warning: Sex & Adult Themes
The Ties That Bind
Series: The Wisdom, 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 133,310. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
The Ties that Bind is the second book in the 'Wisdom' Series After two years of enforced separation, Carla and Ariel are thrown back together by circumstances they find hard to control. Please note: this book contains adult themes, occasional coarse language and sex scenes that reflect a diverse range of sexualities and gender identities.
narratorAUSTRALIA Volume Two
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 152,660. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
A showcase of Australian poets and authors who were published on the narratorAUSTRALIA blog from November 2012 to April 2013
You Can Get Through This! How to Stay Positive When You're Coping with Breast Cancer
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 33,190. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cancer
If you have breast cancer, you’ve probably heard that ‘staying positive is the most important thing’. I found this idea very depressing until, over time, I learned that staying positive doesn’t mean pretending you’re not sad or scared but being kind to yourself, accepting your feelings and finding ways to feel better. The strategies in this book helped me to cope. I hope they will help you too.
Essence of Time
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,780. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Take time to savour the gentle essence of romance engagingly portrayed through the nearly James Bond adventures of Jonathan Hayes-Walker, in this escalating tale of wealth, greed and corporate intrigue; spanning continents, cultures and characters resulting in a climax you won't expect, in a story you won't forget.
The Nature of Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,670. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
The Nature of Love is a collection of short stories about real people. Their lives and experiences reflect the many paths we have all walked.By journeying down these roads once more, many of our memories will be re-experienced. The Nature of Love reinforces the importance of what the author has always believed—giving love to someone is special, sharing love with someone is pure magic.
The White Aborigine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,860. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
In the way life imitates art, Gerry Walshe's life began in a way similar to that of Steve Martin's character Navin R. Johnson in the movie 'The Jerk'. Gerry Walshe spent his early years living as an Australian Aborigine. As the illegitimate son of a Roman Catholic woman, he was given away to a tribal Aboriginal woman at the age of four months. This is his story - an Australian story.
Participatory Business Planning
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 30,640. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Strategic planning
David Stevens explains how the principles of Participatory Business Planning may be applied to any business or public body, of any size and how they can turn adversity into prosperity and efficiency.
Strategic Thinking: success secrets of big business projects
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 84,590. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Decision-making & problem solving
In Strategic Thinking, Dr Stevens advocates that the formal group problem solving methodologies that he has refined and practised worldwide should be taken from the large government and private sector organisations and applied to small business to dramatically increase profitability.
The High School Survival Guide: a handbook for the modern teenage girl
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,100. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Student life
Get advice. Feel supported. Boost your confidence. Study to success. Find your niche. Know yourself. The High School Survival Guide is a practical, no-holds-barred, honest guide for girls in high school. It covers everything from schoolwork, friends and dating, to writing applications and getting your first job.
Greenwars - the End of Mankind
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,480. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
“The ultimate conspiracy – a virus released to cull the exploding world population. The ultimate in paranoia – talking animals taking over the world. Great fiction, terrifying prophecy.” Michael Wilding “A poignant comment on society and a rich reflection of our foibles.” Peter King: Chairman Australian Heritage Commission “Animal Farm for the new Millennium!” John Reed
Amber Reins Fall
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,540. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Adelaide in the 1960s and 70s. Adam Teforp stumbles through his adolescence, constantly confronted by his obsessive, materialistic father. Early days as a confused hippie give way to outlandish yet astute entrepreneurship. Adam becomes involved in a covert world of wealth and intrigue. Unknown to the public he stores nuclear waste in the barren desert of South Australia ... for a price!
Loki's Joke
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,610. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Transgender
Loki’s Joke is Penny Blackwell’s autobiography. Written in the style of a novel, it shows how she spent the first sixty years of her life fighting to be happy inside the male body she was born with. It follows her journey from rejection of her true identity through to its final acceptance and resolution.
narratorAUSTRALIA Volume One
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 154,870. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
narratorAUSTRALIA Volume One: A showcase of Australian poets and authors who were published on the narratorAUSTRALIA blog from May to October 2012
The People Trafficker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,970. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
The People Trafficker offers a unique insight into the dark world of a business that seemingly functions under the protection of political, commercial and personal financial interests. From Bangkok to England, from Hong Kong to Australia and Cambodia, the revelations are extraordinary. The characters are fictional, but their systems and organisational schemes are real.
Wisdom Beyond Her Years
Series: The Wisdom, 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 131,370. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Have you ever dreamed of living your life over again? When 67 year old Ariel Connolly participates in an experiment to capture the brain functions and memories of 20 ordinary Australians in 2017, she thinks nothing will come of it. So when Ariel wakes up 192 years later, in a new 19 year old body, in a post-apocalyptic underground city, her scepticism isn’t all she's forced to re-evaluate.
Bride of the City
Series: The Wisdom, Prequel. Price: Free! Words: 11,490. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The year is 2149 and Carla, dressed in white, is getting ready for her graduation to the position of Elite in the post-apocalyptic New Sydney City. No different to any other 19 year old learning to navigate their way in the new workplace, Carla has an interesting path ahead of her ...
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  • Last Suppers: Famous Final Meals from Death Row on July 03, 2011

    Very enjoyable and unusual book. The authors have a great sense of humour coupled with a solid sense of justice. The meals are just a small part of this book - almost an excuse to talk about death row. What makes it really interesting is the additional information - such as differences in the laws between states, and gems such as the percentage of people on death row with the middle name of 'Lee'! No matter your opinion of the death penalty, this book is well written, interesting, entertaining, enlightening and good value - enjoy!
  • It's OK to Laugh on July 03, 2011
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    Quite entertaining self-published story. As someone who has not had to deal with domestic violence, it was interesting to read how this sort of thing can sneak in and take hold. We always say 'Why doesn't she leave him?' This book helps to illustrate one answer to that question. Nancy's honest look at herself and her life are refreshing and funny. She has no pretensions, no delusions of grandeur. She loves, she lives, she laughs and she makes an effort to live the best life she can. Enjoy!
  • Xenofreak Nation, Book One: XBestia on Jan. 27, 2012

    I found this book by accident after viewing Ms Conway's wonderfully entertaining video The Indie-Author's Lament, on YouTube. Xenofreak Nation is the best kind of scence fiction - it's based on society, psychology, human nature rather than on gadgets, weapons and outerspace. As such, it's premise is quite believable, which makes it easier to read. Dialogue, often a challenge, is believable, and the story moves at a pace which would keep anyone from getting bored. And the bonus? You know who will get with who, but Ms Conway doesn't waste your valuable reading time on detailing the budding romance - she knows there's a story to be told! All in all, thiz is a well-written, entertaining and intelligent read.
  • The Rock Star in the Mirror (or, How David Bowie Ruined My Life) on Nov. 07, 2012

    Purchased this book two days ago and then had to wait to read it because I'd let my NOOK battery die! But it was worth the wait. Ms Cathcart has written a lovely tale - highly original, nicely paced, great characters, and simply a pleasure to read. I don't read many books or stories twice - which is why I prefer ereading to print reading - but this is one story I expect to revisit in a couple of weeks' time. It was a lovely way to start my day.