Meet Jim Reay, a Brisbane-based writer who has recently released his first novel for adults, The Chess Board, which is set mostly in Toowoomba, Queensland. It’s an adventure story laced with international intrigue but with subtle messages about tolerance and acceptance. Jim’s writing is thought-provoking and his characters engaging. The book is on sale now at

Congratulations to Sarah Fisher who has just had her first manuscript accepted by a publisher. Called 13th Key, this YA fantasy novel stands out from other books in this competitive genre due to its originality, humour and distinct author’s voice. I hope to hear more about its release date soon.