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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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

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


VALE: Alec Choate

Noted Western Australian poet Alec Choate passed away on 2 August. Alec’s first volume, Gifts Upon the Water, was published by Fremantle Press in 1978, one of the earliest titles in the West Coast Writing series promoted by the Press.

Naama Amram joined Fremantle Press as an editorial intern on 24 May 2010 after securing one of four internships offered nationally by the Australian Publishing Association’s Internship Program.

Fremantle Press, Wooldridges Education Superstores and Carmel School invite you to celebrate the launch of Hetty: A True Story by Hetty Verolme.

Emmanuel Mollois, author of Et VoilÃ? !, is to appear on ABC TV’s new program ‘Poh’s Kitchen’, which will air in February 2010. He will be the first of several guest chefs to work alongside MasterChef’s 2009 runner-up Poh Ling Yeow.

Australian Ambassador to the United States Kim C. Beazley (MP) has recorded the audio version of his father’s memoir Father of the House for the Association for the Blind – Guide Dogs WA.

Illustrator and Botanist Ellen Hickman was one of just 13 Western Australians to be awarded a Churchill Fellowship last week.