We have been very busy at The Australian Bookish Shop and I have been growing our list of Australian books and bookish gifts, as well as working behind the scenes to set up our charity programme and add Afterpay to our payment options.
Of course, I have also been researching and continuing to write my current middle-grade novel, On The Edge of Mountains. We were supposed to be travelling to Mt Buffalo in a couple of weeks, but sadly, that has been covid-cancelled. Instead, I have been speaking with all sorts of people about their experiences and memories of Mt Buffalo and the Chalet. It is truly a privilege to hear these stories and is making a huge difference to the setting of my story.
There are so many charities working incredibly hard to make a difference to the lives of people and planet.
Founding my own charity in 2001 and managing this for 16 years, I know exactly how difficult it can be to survive, and, just how much of a difference each donation can make.
I worked as a social worker in family and community services for 15 years and then ran my own online counselling service for people with diabetes. I have a PhD in psychology, three beautiful sons, and I write books for children and young adults. I am passionate about the mental health and wellbeing of young people and doing everything we can to create a healthy and hopeful future.
The Australian Bookish Shop wants to make a difference. $1 from every order will be collected and the total split across our three selected charities each month.
In 2021 we have chosen initially to support The Indigenous Literacy Foundation, Sea Shepherd and ReachOut.
We are also offsetting our carbon for parcel deliveries with Greenfleet Australia.
Latest Arrivals in Australian Books!
We have new arrivals across all of our ranges, including new books by Australian authors, new handmade bookish gifts and new vintage wares. Some of my favourites include the herbal teas made in Adelaide, the vintage library card book marks and our handmade bookish soap.