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Betty Bee’s Garden Adventure available now!

new front cover copy

Betty Bee throws caution to the winds – literally – when she decides to stay out in a storm to collect pollen for her hive. This wonderfully illustrated book shows in a series of delightful colour pictures just what became of Betty Bee!

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Exciting New Competition: Deadline 31 October 2013

boeing 737
Can you write a riveting press release? An exciting new Gold Coast company, Eagle Flight Simulations, is offering $100 cash plus a free 60-minute flight in their brand-new mobile flight simulator to the person who can come up with the best 100-word, 200-word and 500-word press release for their new business.

Task: Write a 100-word, 200-word and 500-word press killer press release for Eagle Simulations
Prize: $100 cash plus a free 60-minute flight in Eagle Simulations brand-new mobile flight simulator
Entry fee: NIL
Deadline: 31 October 2013

Please send your entries as email attachments to

Here is some information about Eagle Simulations for you to base your press release on:

About Us
Eagle Flight Simulations has been born from the passion and dreams of Brian and Heather Hamilton.
Housed in a fully self-contained 6m trailer, the simulator is totally mobile, self-sufficient, and can come to you.
Brian, a Flight Simulator enthusiast, has been “flying” his personal home simulator for the past 5 years, and for one of those years it was set-up within the 5th wheeler he and Heather called home while they travelled around Australia. During that time people were amazed and intrigued by the small-scale simulator fitted in the van. 5 monitors, 2 towers, and various panels of switches brought to life the wonder and exhilaration of flying the world’s best known plane, the 737.
Today marks the fruition of a dream that began 3 years ago. To begin the first mobile 737 flight simulator in Australia. Results from our research, shows it will be only the 2nd one in the world.
Many months of research and planning has seen this dream turn into reality. Time spent sourcing the simulator from a range overseas manufacturers, designing and arranging the construction of the custom-built trailer, developing a business plan, and branding of our business have all been just a part of what is a labour of love, bringing excitement and a sense of satisfaction to this previously retired couple.

The Simulator
The simulator is a fully functional, full-scale replica of a 737 cockpit and is like stepping onto a real flight-deck.
Offering options for individual flights, private parties and Corporate Functions, we can arrange packages from a 30 min individual flight through to, but not limited to full-day bookings for that special family day or corporate event. And the best part is we come to you, so no need to travel.
You can choose to fly from 1000’s of airports world-wide, as well as select aspects such as weather conditions, flying day or night, starting from first switch on, or at the runway ready for take-off. Complete your flight your way.
From a complete novice to experienced pilots our Flight Director can assist you through all aspect of your experience or he can set the simulator to give you a real challenge. If you have a fear of flying, let our staff show you what goes on inside the flight deck and explain what all those bumps and noises are, right from the safety of your own driveway.
All of this and at the best prices in Australia so, come on book now and let us help you enjoy the experience.
All sessions begin with a briefing and your selection of airport, weather conditions etc.
You can choose from 30min, 45min, 60min, or 90min individual flights where you are in total control, or co-pilot with one of your mates and switch roles half way through.
Have a few friends to share the fun with, book a half-day or full-day.
Birthday party, Father’s day, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, any reason to gather some friends and have some fun in a new and different way.
Arranging a Corporate Function or event? Want something challenging and rewarding? Why not get us for the day.
We can tailor suit a package for you. The options are almost endless. We can be very flexible

The winner of the competition will win $100 cash plus 1 complementary 60-minute flight in the sim.

Contact details:
Eagle Simulations Pty Ltd
Address: PO Box 305 Banora Point NSW 2486
Ph: 07 55131092
ABN: 73 878 439 230

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Pantera Press Pitching Competition



Pantera Press


30th September 2012

Get your pitches in today!

Prepare a 2 minute book pitch in video format and you could

win $500 and get the exposure you need to become the next best-selling author.

For more details visit:

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News: Festival of Independent Writers and Publishers

Patt Gregory

As plans for the inaugural Festival of Independent Writers and
Publishers progress, we’re pleased to announce the appearance of Patt Gregory,
author of Woodwork for Women.

Patt says:

I fell totally in love with
wood when I joined an evening woodwork class for women in Bristol, UK in 1984.
In pursuit of my passion I trained full time as a Carpenter/Joiner. I learned everything
from stair casing to roofing and dovetail joints in cabinetmaking.

In 1985 I helped set up a
Women’s Workshop in Bath, UK and began teaching woodwork to unemployed women.

Over the past 13 years I have
been teaching basic furniture making from my home workshop in Mullumbimby NSW.

For more details, check out
our website:

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FIWP Short Story Competition

The Australasian Association of Independent Writers is
pleased to announce the inaugural Festival of Independent Writers and
Publishers to be held on the Gold Coast at the Robina Community Centre near the
Robina library on 29 October 2011.

As part of this celebration of independent writers and
publishers we also announce the inaugural open Short Story Writing Competition.

Entry fee: $7.50 for single entries, $18 for three.

1st prize: $200 voucher off your printing costs plus $100; 2nd
prize: $200 voucher off your printing costs; highly commended certificates.

Word limit: 1500 words

Theme: open

Closing date: 30 September 2011

Enter by post or online

See website for details of the festival, how you can be
involved and the writing competition:

Sponsors for this event are:


Life’s a Beach Consultancy

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