Post launch – HOW TO BUY THE BOOK

Some comments for Community & Belonging by Robyn Eliott:

“…I  loved the story of the shop on the corner of Hope Street and the Tennis Club, but the story that impressed me most was Jennifer Godfrey’s story of diving to the Adelaide Wreck, both well written and informative. I also particularly enjoyed the Disabled Surfers story and Terrigal Dawn Service.”


The book will cost you $12.00. It makes it an ideal stocking filler or small Christmas gift.

The book will be available from the following places:

The Entrance Visitor Information Centre, 46 Marine Parade, The Entrance 2261.

for members and visitors, from Wyong Writers monthly meetings (4th Saturday of the month) for the next few months.

For those people finding it difficult to get to any of the above places, you can also order from Anne Neilsen

Once your cheque has been cleared, or the money has been deposited in our bank account, it can be posted to you for an additional $3.00.

If you happen to know any member of Wyong Writers, that person will be able to buy for you directly.

Happy reading!


Launch day 16th November 2019

The day has come and everyone’s hard work has been rewarded. We were grateful that Emma McBride, Federal MP for Dobell, Louise Greenaway, councillor for Wyong ward, and Trevar Langlands, president of the Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW, were able to come and introduce various aspects of our story collection.











Update 13th November 2019

After some nail biting days, all 300 books have arrived. (We were promised between 5-7 days so they should have arrived last week!). We are ready to go. We have a few outlets for post-launch sales and are looking forward to the launch.

Update 1st November 2019

Email from printers to say order has been dispatched. Should be between 5 – 7 days.

Update 22nd October 2019

Inspection copy arrived, checked and 300 ordered.

Update 21st October 2019

Email received from printers. Our proof copy is on its way.

Update 16th October 2019

We have finally received our ISBN (International Standard Book Number) without which bookshops will not sell books.  Bob has found a bar code generator and put the two together. Final, final, last minute glitches have been addressed. File has been uploaded to printers. E-copy sent back to me for checking. Checking duly done. ONE hard copy ordered and in the system  ~~~ Why only one? Just in case there is anything not right we won’t have 300 incorrect copies on our hands.




In November 2018, Wyong Writers printed 100 copies of an anthology of our work which we sold to ourselves. Many people bought multiple copies to be used as Christmas gifts.

In December of that year, the idea was born to publish and sell to the public an anthology in 2019. In order to set about such an ambitious project we needed to do two things: to establish whether we had a market for such a book and when we had successfully done that, to apply for a grant from the council without which we could not dream of production on such a scale. We chose to write fictional stories celebrating community and belonging set on the Central Coast.

Although we did not know whether our grant would be successful, we all started writing to topic on the basis that even if we were not successful,  we would print again, albeit just  for ourselves. We gave ourselves a cut off point in July so that the lengthy process of editing, re-editing, layout and illustrations would not be rushed.

Where we are now

Now nearing completion. Here is a sneak preview of the front cover.