Welcome to Shooting Star Press – where we connect people through stories and build communities through connections. Shooting Star publishes children’s stories, biographies, speculative and science fiction and novels, primarily from Australian authors.
Kindred Chords: Australian Musical Families is the first book of its kind in Australia, a book that introduces readers to 27 Australian musical families from across musical genres to provide a glimpse into the extraordinary creativity of Australian musicians and their musical families – the interactions, the influences, the sharing of ideas, the love and support, the special bonds.
The Library is destroyed.
The worst has come to pass. The monstrous sorceress Bernadette has revealed her final plan. Apophis, the god of chaos. destroyer of the sun, is coming. Lark’s oldest friend is dead and his allies in ruin. These are truly the end days.
Renowned artist Grania, famed as a painter of light, arrives in a sleek space ship from Lost Earth, ready to embrace New Ceres and its New Enlightenment in its entirety – its 18th century set up its obsession with a low-level approach to tech . . . But is she really ready for its cutthroat society, its strange food issues or for Livia? Livia who will stop at nothing to realize her dream society.
A wounded flying hero struggling to accept his destiny, a shy girl of dark, mysterious secrets unaware of the power within her and a lonely youth out to prove himself worthy of his warrior father. Flight is a high fantasy novel which will appeal to readers of Twilight and fans of Avatar and Thor.
Two boys in the Adelaide hills discover the body of long since dead politician Kevin Rowe. The man convicted of the murder could not possibly have done it. Kaz Ingham competent but with no police experience, is directed to liaise between the NSW and SA police forces. All parties assume that her lack of experience will likely lead the investigation to a dead end…
Paddy Cowen had a troubled childhood. One night when he was just a kid, scared and confused, he made a promise...
Entering his final year of school, all Paddy wants is to get through with a happy ending. But when Paddy finds his deceased father’s journal, a chain of events is set in motion that will challenge everything he thinks he knows about his life and the people closest to him.
Lily O’Hara has ignored the past for as long as possible. Her parents and brother were gone before she was a year old and she was raised by her father’s siblings. Her father’s suicide and the disappearance of her mother and brother were never spoken about. But when the bones of a woman and child were found in the dried lake outside her home Lily could no longer avoid searching for the truth.
Just an ordinary human, muddling along, running a public bar and hotel. Then the Aliens arrive. Forced to cater for the Aliens, Ale is vilified by his own people. But worse is to come. He experiences a unique form of torture at the hands of the invaders. Again, and again. Then comes his release, but is it too late for his humanity?
The Fear Clinic. A safe place. A place where phobias are treated. Erica’s parents are sure it’s perfect, that Erica’s younger sister Missy will be freed of her fear of the dark. But when Missy shows no signs of improvement, Erica’s not so sure. And when she takes it upon herself to investigate, she finds answers that she could never have expected.
Mountains of the Mind – A Polack Retrospective contains never before published work from Dr Polack, prizewinning published pieces and brand new short stories. It will surprise and delight fans of her previous novels and non-fiction publications, and introduce new readers to the complexities and subtleties of her short stories.
Alice A. Bailey: Life & Legacy is the world’s first biography of the mother of the New Age movement. Comprehensive in scope and thorough in detail, this well-researched and entertaining biography provides an engaging portrait of Alice Bailey (1880-1949), a controversial second-generation theosophist largely ignored by scholars and ultimately passed over by history.