Blemish News

Pre-order the Beach Volcano launch and save

August 30, 2014

Can't make the launch of The Beach Volcano on 18 September? Never fear, you won't miss out!

We are now accepting pre-orders through our online bookstore.

Order before 18 September 2014 and pay only $19.95 (usual RRP is $24.95).

Pre-orders will ship on 19 September 2014.

The Beach Volcano launch details

August 9, 2014

Nigel Featherstone’s third Blemish novella, The Beach Volcano, is set to be launched on 18 September 2014. Professor Jen Webb will be our guest speaker and launcher. Once again the amazing Electric Shadows Bookshop will be our hosts.

The Beach Volcano by Nogel Featherstone launch invite

The details:

Thursday, 18 September 2014
Electric Shadows Bookshop
Shop 2, 40 Mort Street, Braddon, Canberra ACT 2612

Please RSVP at by 15 September 2014 (for catering purposes).

We hope to see you there!

The Beach Volcano coming soon

June 9, 2014

The Beach Volcano coverAfter the success of Nigel Featherstone’s first two novellas, Fall On Me and I’m Ready Now, Blemish Books is proud to announce the immanent release of The Beach Volcano.

The Beach Volcano is the third and final instalment of Featherstone’s “Launceston Trilogy”, a collection of thematically linked novellas written while writer-in-residence at the Kingsbridge Gatekeeper’s Cottage, Cataract Gorge, Launceston. 

It tells the story of Canning Albury, a revered and irreverent singer-songwriter, returning home for his father’s eightieth birthday after years of estrangement.  But it's not just his father's milestone that's brought Canning home. He also carries a secret about his family’s murky and unchartered past—a secret that could be explosive.

Renowned Australian writer Andrea Goldsmith says "Nigel Featherstone’s new book plunges into the loves and loyalties, the secrets and outward appearances of the wealthy Albury family. This is an insightful and at times disturbing story. Assured and compelling, The Beach Volcano holds you to the last page and beyond."

The Beach Volcano is due for release in the coming months.  More information can be found in our bookstore


April 3, 2014

After being Highly Commended in the 2013 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards for Fiction, Nigel Featherstone's novella I'm Ready Now has recieved further recognition, this time being shorlisted for the 2013 ACT Book of the Year.

The annual ACT Book of the Year Award recognises quality contemporary published literary works by ACT writers and is valued at $10,000. 28 nominations were received for 2013. Only four books were shortlisted.

Blemish Books would like to offer a huge congratulation to Nigel. His "little book" continues to punch well above its weight.

To grab a copy of I’m Ready Now, head over to our bookstore.