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VBT – Mighty Mary

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Mighty Mary” by Max Davine
Press Release – Dina Gavrilova
Paperback: 450 pages
Publisher: Tamarind Hill Press

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Australian author Max Davine is set to follow up his fifth novel “Dino Hunt” (2015) with an animal story of a very different kind. Published by Tamarind Hill Press, “Mighty Mary” tells the tragic, turbulent but sometimes heart-warming and ultimately thought-provoking story of Mary the Elephant, who was taken from the wild in India after the slaying of her mother and sold to a circus in the United States. Hers is a tale of human cruelty, of which her life would become a catalogue. She was trained with brutality by her captors and seemed to find a home amongst a surrogate herd of a different kid, that which migrated along the railroad and performed in giant tents. But there is redemption along the way. Mary forms bonds with other outcasts who also suffer at the hands of men, from horses to other elephants and even a trapeze artist named Christina. All the while, her innocence, her intelligence and her endearing qualities often inadvertently reveal the conflict within the supposedly heartless human who own her.

Davine’s previous five novels were sold all over the world to critical acclaim. His distinctly “borderless” style and keen eye for human drama has made his work accessible to anyone, anywhere and at any age. Using the sensibilities, empathy and subtlety he rendered the beloved tyrannosaurus chick in “Dino-Hunt” with, Davine instils Mary with the nuance, insight and ultimate strength that she develops over each stage of her incredible life. From a wild but naïve and dependent calf she grows into the cynical but compassionate circus performer that would become the star of the South.

Of his work, critics have said:
Uniquely crafted, Dino Hunt isn’t your typical dinosaur action/adventure tale. In compelling fashion, author Max Davine presents a surprisingly believable story that flips the customary script on the age old battle between predator and prey. The action is fast-paced, the characters realistic, and the plot highly engaging from beginning to end.” – Courtney Wells, Apex Reviews.

The author’s writing was almost lyrical, similar to an epic like “Beowulf” or “The Odyssey”.” – M.P Ceja on “Off The Map”, In D’Tail Magazine.

Utilizing a surprisingly polished writing style, the author has crafted an action adventure with real depth and quality.” – Roma Gray, on “Dino Hunt”, Trick or Treat Thrillers.

A powerful tale for all ages, “Mighty Mary” is not created to shock but rather to instil a second thought about the lives and souls of the animals we tend to use and consume in our contemporary world.

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Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Mighty-Mary-Max-Davine/dp/1644673398/

Author Website maxdavine.com/

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Creatives On The Couch with author Max Davine

A new episode of Creatives On The Couch is now online. This week our guest is Max Davine.

http://www.c31.org.au/episodes/4437

Creatives on the Couch ~ C31 Melbourne

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Hey folks. For those who do not have access to C31 Melbourne, you can now watch episodes of Creatives On The Couch each week online on the C31 website.

http://www.c31.org.au/series/2781

Tune in each week to watch new episodes. Season  One Lineup – Official:

E1: Jacinta Maree
E2: Steve Dillon
E3: Michelle Somers
E4: Rebecca Taylor
E5: Alvy Merino
E6: Max Davine
E7: Brett Crandell
E8: Max Davine (pt2)
E9: Dani Maistry
E10: W.D. Stevens
E11: W.D. Stevens (pt2)
E12: C.A Milson
E13: Hayley Lawson-Smith
E14: Book Expo Australia
E15: Christmas Special

Book Signing ~ Dino Hunt

Max Davine book signing today @ Dymocks Watergardens. We even had a visit by a friendly croc 🙂

 

Book Signing – Max Davine

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Max Davine, author of the new novel, Dino Hunt, will be signing copies of his novel this coming Saturday, October 17th.

Where: OzAuthors Stand at Brimbank Shopping Center, Deer Park (Right near Target)

When: 1PM til 3PM

Book Event – Brimbank Shopping Centre

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The awesome team over at Oz Authors is coming to the Brimbank Shopping Centre for the week starting 12th Oct 2015.

If you are in the area be sure to drop in and support Australian authors by buying a copy of their books.

ASJ Publishing authors, Max Davine and yours truly will be there signing copies of our books on October 17th.

Max Davine will be on from 1PM til 3PM, signing copies of his book, Dino Hunt.

I will be on from 11AM til 1PM, signing copies of my novel, Rise Of The Darkness.

 

 

Book Signing – Port Arthur by Danielle M. Maistry

Port Arthur

Yesterday we had the pleasure of attending Danielle Maistry’s book launch for her debut novel, Port Arthur at the Melton Library.

Needless to say, the event was a success with a great turnout of 30+ guests, including fellow author Max Davine.

 

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Book Expo Australia 2015

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Folks, it is that time of year again when the Book Expo Australia hits the Sydney Showgrounds.

ASJ Publishing will have a shelf with books from some of their authors, PLUS as a bonus, ASJ Publishing will have have their Premiere Episode of their new Web series, “Creatives On The Couch“. The Premiere Episode will feature Australian author, Max Davine, talking about his recent release novel, Dino Hunt.

Book Expo Australia is a dedicated event for the reading public to engage with authors and publishers.

The many highlights during the weekend include:

  • 100+ exhibitors
  • Author meet and greets and events
  • 3 Performance areas including – Illustrator Skills and Children’s Author Interactive Area
  • Chances to win free books.
  • Interactive Crime and Mystery Scenes
  • Food, drink and entertainment

Book Expo Australia will also host:

  • Bloggers Conference – Blogger Conference will be dedicated to offering both experienced and new bloggers information on building and expanding a book review blog site.
  • Getting Published Conference – Getting Published Conference will provide information to established and potential authors on all the options on getting their manuscript published and to the reading public no matter the forum or format.
  • PitchFest Australia – Pitchfest Australia will offer potential and established authors the opportunity to sit in front of a publisher for ten minutes.

Leading up to Book Expo Australia the organisers will be hosting workshops and lunches, so keep up to date with their website for more information

Book Expo Australia will be held:

When – 17/18 October 2015
Where – Exhibition Hall 5, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127.
For more information on transport options visit:
http://www.sydneyshowground.com.au/visit/index.html

Times
Sat – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sun – 10:00am to 3:30pm

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