Maggie Dent – Parental As Anything

Maggie Dent - Parental As Anything, podcast, book, parenting,

Maggie Dent, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors and educators gives you practical tips and answers to your real-world parenting dilemmas. Author of eight major books, including her bestselling 2018 book Mothering Our Boys and her 2020 release From Boys to Men, Maggie talks to Luke about the challenges of parenting when you didn’t get great role modelling from your own parents, …

Dime Sheppard – Crime Writer

Dime Sheppard, Crime Writer, author, indie, first-time, fantasy, black and white

Dime Sheppard is a writer and former barista, film student, waitress, Spanish teacher, vineyard labourer, bilingual interpreter and marketing manager. And some former other stuff. She has a degree in English literature, and also spent seven years working for an NGO, mostly in South America.  This means she has diverse skills: she can string a sentence together, and she can also …

Kylie Moore-Gilbert – The Uncaged Sky

Kylie Moore-Gilbert - The Uncaged Sky, non-fiction, memoir, iran prison, 804 days

For the first time, in her memoir The Uncaged Sky, Kylie Moore-Gilbert reveals the full story behind the 804 days she spent imprisoned in Iran. On September 12, 2018 British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert was arrested at Tehran Airport by Iran’s feared Islamic Revolutionary Guards. Convicted of espionage in a shadowy trial presided over by Iran’s most notorious judge, Dr Moore-Gilbert …

O Tama Carey – Lanka Food

O Tama Carey - Lanka Food, cooking, cookbook, sri lankan food

Lanka Food is a comprehensive guide to Sri Lankan cooking from acclaimed Sydney chef and restaurateur O Tama Carey – and Luke cooked a meal from it! It was O Tama’s love of the addictive pancake-like Sri Lankan staple hoppers that drove her to start professionally cooking the food from her youth, her heritage and her travels. In Lanka Food, the Lankan …

Lucy Bell – (book) You Can Live on the Bright Side

Lucy Bell, you can live on the bright side kids book optimism

You Can Live on the Bright Side is designed to teach kids activities and strategies to make them feel lighter, optimistic about the future, and more confident by empowering and inspiring them to live a happy and healthy life. With activities such as meditation, yoga, cooking, plastic free picnics as well as exercises to help kids find their interests and …

Melissa Ferrari – Couples Counselling

Melissa Ferrari is one of Australia’s most sought-after therapists who possesses over 20 years’ experience in couples counselling and individual psychotherapy who is regularly called upon as a relationship expert across national media. “What I believe in is very simple. Most of us do better in healthy secure relationships. Part of my job is to help you find your way there.”  Melissa uses a …

Evan Craft – Be Alright

Evan Craft is a Christian singer and songwriter, best known for original praise and worship songs in both English and Spanish. Evan began playing guitar at the age of 12 and was writing his own songs and performing by the time he was in high school. Evan also undertook a serious study of Spanish during his adolescence, developing a proficiency …

Mark Berridge – A Fraction Stronger

A Fraction Stronger shares the story of Mark Berridge’s remarkable rehabilitation after a bicycle accident left him with a severe spinal cord injury (a helmet saved his life), and provides practical advice for others facing times of adversity. This is not a story about the occurrence of a miracle. It’s about an everyday person who visualised an exceptional outcome. It’s …

Chris Giles – CEO Kookaburra Kids

A quarter (23%) of Aussie children live in families where at least one parent has or had a mental illness and with the impacts on mental health from external environmental factors such as COVID- 19, floods and fires, an estimated 644,000 young people are currently in need of support. About to celebrate their 20th anniversary, Kookaburra Kids currently support over …

Leisa Sadler – Dress For Success

Not-for-profit, Dress for Success is taking action and bringing awareness to the barriers women already face in getting a job and staying in the workforce. Their 2022 #EmpowerHour campaign is asking Australians to ‘pay it forward’ and donate one hour of their pay during the month of March. Leisa is a senior executive with broad strengths in leadership, financial management, business …