“ELISE’S JOURNEY” charity performance to be held at 2pm on 21st October 2012 at the Community Centre Mt Eliza Vic. 3930

This one-off charity performance will be held in aid of St Vincent de Paul Society at 2pm on Sunday the 21st of October 2012 at the Community Centre Mt Eliza Vic. 3930. An original musical by Elvira Spaziani and stage play by Nalini de Sielvie is based on real life. “Elise’s Journey” a light musical in three acts is set in 1950, and tells the story of Elise, a twelve year old girl who is sent alone to live with relatives in Australia in order to escape poverty in the Island of Selina, off the coast of Sicily. Every original song resonates with emotion, capturing the fear, sadness and bewilderment she faces on her lonely voyage across the sea. Elise later becomes a famous singer-songwriter and in spite of heartache and sorrow, eventually finds love and happiness in the lucky country.

“Big Read” a Big success!

The festive atmosphere at Rosebud library was a welcome sight with bright yellow balloons festooned right throughout. It was a hive of activity last Saturday on the 25th of August as crowds poured in to participate in the fun-filled “Big Read” events. Children lined up to meet their favorite authors and get their books signed, while adults stopped to browse and engaged in interesting conversations with the local authors. We had excellent results that day with several people purchasing signed copies. I was very pleased to meet other authors from the Peninsula and we enjoyed each others company immensely as we shared our literary experiences. The library staff were friendly and supportive and did a marvelous job promoting the event as the crowds did not ease till nearly closing time at 2pm. I will certainly be part of this event in 2013 too, as it’s a great way to promote my books and meet  other writers out there. A great big thank you to the friendly staff at the library. Well done!

 

 

 

 

“Dark Shores-Return to Serendib” just released!

The long-awaited sequel to “Serendib-Isle of dreams” has just been released by AuthorHouse UK and is now available online through the publisher Author House, Amazon,  directly from the author, and all major bookshops. There will be several promotional events in the forthcoming months. Dates and venues to be advised soon.