Hobart Bookshop: Launch of Wish You Were Here. TONIGHT: Sold

Hobart Bookshop
07.12.17 10:26 am


Another new launch announced for December ... 

You are invited to the launch of Sheridan Jobbins’s book, Wish You Were Here.

Why do some of the most difficult times in life also turn out to be the most hilarious?

In Wish You Were Here Sheridan is 35 and should be happily married with a child on the way, living the fabulous life of a successful screenwriter in Sydney. Instead, she’s just smashed all her favourite china on the kitchen floor, shut the door on her marriage and is driving a hot red Chevy hell for leather across the USA.

Hopelessly unprepared and heartbroken, she sets out on the road trip of a lifetime determined to find herself. Ironically she finds love instead. But not before a whole bunch of crazy adventures and wrong turns along the way . .
‘Raw, hilarious and wise, this wild ride will have you crying with laughter.’

‘Entertaining, colourful, thought-provoking, and life-affirming, this authentic rom-com road trip will appeal to the broken-hearted and to those looking for stories of travel and love.’


Born in Melbourne, Sheridan Jobbins is a third generation Australian film maker. She kickstarted her career as one of the original celebrity chefs on Cooking with Sheri, earning a Guinness World Record as the youngest host of her own show at the age of nine. She was a director of the film company Latent Image Productions which produced the award-winning film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Since 2000 she has co-written screenplays with director Stephan Elliott for Disney, Warner Bros, Working Title, Hopscotch and Ealing Studios. Wish You Were Here is her first book. You can read more about the book if you visit the website for its publisher, Affirm Press.

Free event, all welcome.

Where: The Hobart Bookshop, 22 Salamanca Square
When: Saturday December 16, from 5.30pm

... and don’t forget tonight’s launch ... 

You are invited to the launch of Blair Denholm’s book, Sold.

The Gold Coast swelters in record temperatures, and car salesman Gary Braswell’s feeling hot under the collar. His sales are at rock bottom, and he’s up to his neck in debt to loan shark Jocko Mackenzie. If the loan’s not repaid, there’s more than Gary’s kneecaps at stake – his long-suffering wife’s also in peril.

When Gary turns his skills to real estate sales, he’s soon embroiled in the murky world of money laundering. Things get even hotter when the federal police start sniffing around. With Jocko on his tail, Gary concocts a scam of unimaginable scale and audacity. But hard-drinking, cocaine-snorting Gary is incapable of planning ahead. So, can he pull it off?

Hilarious and dark, Sold is noir reading at its best – a whirlpool of sex, drugs, and real estate.

Blair Denholm is a freelance writer, editor and translator who has lived and worked in New York, Moscow, Munich, Abu Dhabi and Australia. For further information, visit his website.

Free event, all welcome.

Where: The Hobart Bookshop, 22 Salamanca Square
When: Thursday December 7, from 5.30pm

... and also ... 

You are invited to the launch of Fernanda Alves’ book, Maternity: A Sweet Conflict.

How many women do not dream of having a child? How many of them could not imagine dressing that delicate little body, and covering it with love and care? What they often fail to recognise is that this dream is almost always accompanied by great questions. To solve them, we are going to count on the experience of someone who has gone through the ups and downs of pregnancy and postpartum, proving with her tips that, despite being a sweet conflict, maternity can be wonderful!

Fernanda Alves Breen is a Business Administrator with an MBA in Marketing Administration. In this book, this first-time mother portrays pregnancy and postpartum difficulties from the woman’s point of view. Member of the Brazilian NGO, Amigas Do Peito (a breastfeeding association in Brazil), she addresses issues ranging from the planning to have a child to the difficult choice of whom to leave the child with upon return to work.

Free event, all welcome.

Where: The Hobart Bookshop, 22 Salamanca Square
When: Thursday December 14th, from 5.30pm

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