Blemish News

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

I'm READY NOW SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2013 ACT BOOK OF THE YEAR

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.