Publishing June/July 2019 Paperback • ISBN 9781922198389 Ebook • ISBN 9781922198396
A legal thriller
Cressida Mitsok is a successful construction lawyer about to make partner at a large city law firm. But to get that partnership, Cressida must defend the boss's daughter, an environmental activist who blew up a coal-fired power station. Cressida's client is a young hothead who has confessed to sabotage but who might be charged with terrorism. Impressed by her client’s passion, Cressida starts to question everything about her own life.
Publishing March/April 2019 Paperback • ISBN 9781922198365 • RRP $38.50 Ebook • ISBN 9781922198372 • RRP $14.99
For editors, writers, teachers and students of English grammar, and wordsmiths all…
Working words is a collection of ‘chats’ about aspects of editing and writing for dipping into — it’s not a textbook but a companion to books on grammar, style, punctuation, plain English, editing practice, and the business of being a freelance editor. This edition has been fully revised to bring the text up to date with current editing and writing practice.
Published 27 December 2018 Paperback • ISBN 9781922198341 • 234 pages • RRP $24.95 Ebook • ISBN 9781922198358 • RRP $7.99
Spike, a psychologist and activist, and Jane, a philosopher and writer, leave their dead-end temping jobs in Toronto and head for Paris — in their lunch break — by car, stopping frequently to stock up on chocolate.
En route they pick up X, an extraterrestrial from a planet where chocolate is one of the major food groups and testosterone is a prohibited substance. X is cosmically, galactically lost in Earth’s backwardly gendered society.
Jane and Spike decide to take a detour and help X find astronomers and physicists who know the space–time coordinates for Earth, starting with America’s top universities in Boston before trying NASA and CalTech. The more they travel, the further they seem to be from a solution to X’s problem — and from Paris.
This out-of-the-ordinary road trip is chock-full of social, political and environmental commentary, feminist insights, and plenty of laughs.
Published 2 May 2018 Paperback • ISBN 9781922198327 • 278 pages • RRP $27.50 Ebook • ISBN 9781922198334 • RRP $9.99
Antarctica is getting hotter …
Summer Wright, hippie turned TV production assistant, organises her life down to the minute. And when her project-management-guru boyfriend, Adrian, proposes marriage — right on schedule — she will reach the peak of The Cone of Certainty.
At least, that’s the plan – until adventure-show queen Cougar Gale intervenes. Suddenly Summer is impersonating Cougar in Antarctica: learning glaciology and climate science on the fly, building a secret igloo, improvising scripts based on Dynasty, and above all trying not to be revealed as an impostor.