Gareth St John Thomas is the founder and CEO of Exisle Publishing, based in Australia and New Zealand. He has been involved in the book industry since he was 11 years old, when he started helping his dad at David & Charles. Now, his mission with Exisle is to bring books into the world from voices that otherwise wouldn’t have been heard, and to give readers something with heart. Gareth has written other adult and children’s books including Finding True Connections and Grandpa’s Noises.
The Turning Point (eBook)
Moments that changed lives
The Turning Point is a rare glimpse into the most important and fascinating moments of people’s lives. A collection of extraordinary entries received in an international writing competition, it contains stories about everyday people, from all over the world. Find out about the moment when love came along in a note under a windscreen wiper, when the death of a new friend inspired a teenager to live life to its fullest, and more, in this captivating insight into the human condition.
SPECIFICATIONS: 9781991001153 | eBook | 256 Pages
Sample from The Voices
Bear by Kate Marshall Flaherty
“How strange, in these corona times, I am more afraid of a tot on a trike, a super spreader unaware of her distance, than the closeness of a 900-pound bear, on his hinds, 6-inch claws dangling, sniffing my scent.”
Kate Marshall Flaherty is an award-winning poet who has recently rambled into prose. “Bear” is one of a few pieces that she wrote as a prose parallel to a poem. She had five books of poetry and has been published in numerous international anthologies. Kate lives in Toronto, Canada. where she guides StillPoint Writing and Editing Workshops online and hopefully in person again. See her performance poetry at https://katemarshallflaherty.ca
“Diverse and sometimes moving … The key benefit to take away from this collection is a renewed belief that everyone has experiences to share … these anecdotes or remembrances … will find relevance with others who’ve had similar experiences.” – The Australian
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