Hawkeye Publishing is happy to assist book clubs when possible. We can help you plan a dynamic get-together with one of our authors appearing at your group. We also offer group discounts on our books for book clubs. Send us an email in the first instance to give us an understanding of what you need and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We currently have four authors available for appearances for book club meetings for a free 20-minute chat about their book or authoring.

Khaiah’s Welcome to Blackwood is a Young Adult fantasy novel that won the Hawkeye Prize and is endorsed by the Australian #LoveOzYA Committee.  It is one of 4 books they recommended to teachers and librarians throughout Australia in their October 2020 newsletter. She’s since appeared in cafes and bookstores throughout Western Australia. She’s great value! Jodie, ReadtheWriteAct bookstagrammer with 46K followers, recommends Welcome to Blackwood to her fans. This book is a YES, YES, YES page-turner. Click to read Feedback from a bookclub on their meet-n-greet with Khaiah.

Nicole Kelly’s Lament is a thought-provoking and well-researched fictional re-write of the bushranger, Ned Kelly’s story. Lament is also a Hawkeye Prize Winner and has Book Club Questions in its final pages. When journalist, Greg Tobin, read Lament he described it as ‘{expletive} brilliant’. Nicole is a school teacher, and has a Ned Kelly accent worth hearing. She was fantastic on ABC radio and we can’t wait to see her on TV. After her book launch we received many emails of congratulations similiar to this one, ‘I’ve sat through so many boring Zoom events in the past 8 months but that one was highly entertaining,’ Brad Webb, www.ironoutlaw.com. Lament is hailed by fans as the best Ned Kelly book on the market, and deserving of a mini series. Lament gets inside Ned Kelly’s head and explores the much debated question: hero or villain?

L. E. Daniels, co-author of the writing guide, Winning Short Story Competitions, is the editor of over 90 published books. She is also a competition judge and writing educator. Winning Short Story Competitions is being hailed as the book to give you the edge to enter and smash literary competitions. Full of examples and exercises, we’ve received a large number of emails from happy readers on this one. Lauren Daniels is a professional presenter, the opportunity to have her speak for free like this is rare.

Natalie Kile is the author of the upcoming memoir, Just Nat – Life in the Fast Lane with Natalie Lowndes. Just Nat will be released mid-late 2021. Due to the interest in this memoir, it’s available for pre-order with the first 500 books sold to be personally signed by Nat Lowndes. Natalie Kile is a self-professed bogan, hilarious, and highly entertaining to chat with, which is why Nat Lowndes selected her to write her memoir. They’re two peas in a pod.


If your book club would like one of the authors to appear, email Carolyn with three possible dates/times with the preference for author/s.  

Independent Reviewer

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Cass Morriarty, Australia, best-selling author.

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