The final cover is in! Catch the first glimpse of The Last Viking Returns by Norman Jorgensen, in this amazing time lapse video by illustrator James Foley.

Based on the book Light Horse Boy by Dianne Wolfer, and using historical sources and Brian Simmonds’ evocative charcoal images, this is the story of Jim and his experience of the first world war.

This book trailer was created for Fremantle Press by students at Curtin University.

Harmless might be an interesting resource to consider when exploring the cross-curriculum priority: Asia and Australia’s relationship with Asia. The free book club notes include an author interview and discussion questions. Or try this teaching activity for Year 10.

Indigenous artist and author Sally Morgan is one of 16 artists participating in A Child is Born, an exhibition to raise funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation at the Wesley Uniting Church in Perth this December.

Cathy Szabo is the Customer Service Manager at Fremantle Press. She is responsible for invoicing, administration support, ebook uploads, website updates and much more she doesn’t think is worth mentioning.

Cate Sutherland is the Children’s Publisher. She refers to her job as ‘taking care of all children’s books for babies through to young adults’.

Popular columnist, ABC broadcaster and landscape gardener Sabrina Hahn said no plants generate more questions than citrus.

Meet Fremantle Press starting from the top with CEO and Non-fiction Publisher Jane Fraser.

Fremantle Press is on a roll this year with foreign rights sales for Western Australian authors in Poland, North America, France, Germany, Korea, China, Romania and a worldwide sale in the Arabic language.

Illustrator Moira Court got a double dose of good news when she learnt that her artwork for the picture book My Superhero would be acquired by the State Library of WA in the same week she was shortlisted for the Black Swan Prize for Heritage.

Ever wondered how to make a croissant? In this video French pastry chef Emmanuel Mollois gets you started. For the full recipe check out his cook book Et Voila!

The author of Greater Expectations: Living with Down syndrome in the 21st Century says expectations are fundamental to the way children develop; they shape their future.

An agreement with Amazon Kindle (International) will see selected Fremantle Press titles selling as Kindle ebooks.

The presentation of the 10th T.A.G. Hungerford Award prompted memories of Tom Hungerford’s involvement with the Press since its establishment in the mid 1970s.

Anyone close to completing that novel, memoir or poetry collection, is reminded that the closing date for unsolicited manuscripts for 2010 is 17 December. Submissions will be welcome again from 21 March 2011.


VALE: Barbara Rose

We would like to extend our condolences to the Facey family who are currently grieving Barbara Rose, A.B. Facey’s daughter.

You’ve seen the concert, you’ve checked out the book, now hear how it all came about.

Over a thousand people packed into the Swan Yacht Club to celebrate the release of Jive, Twist and Stomp: WA rock bands of the 50s and 60s at a special reunion concert on Sunday 28 November.


Festival fever

Fremantle Press authors clocked up their travel miles in September, attending regional writers’ festivals in Geraldton and Albany.

Fremantle Press will implement a dedicated submissions period for receipt of all unsolicited manuscripts during summer 2010-2011. This means manuscripts will not be accepted between 17 December 2010 and 21 March 2011.


Bedford at Aussiecon4

Fremantle Press author K.A. Bedford was a guest of the 68th World Science Fiction Convention in Melbourne on 2–6 September 2010.

The authors of Under Corporate Skies discuss why the felt they had to write this book.

Fremantle Press would like to thank Shelley and Colin Poklepovich of Fridge & Washer City in O’Connor for their kind donation of a better, much larger, fridge.