HERE AT THE Makers Shed, we love books and wordsmithing in all its forms.
Our small bookshop (scroll down to browse and purchase online within Australia) stocks the work of independently-published authors from across the world. These titles are published by a small press or an individual, without the support of a massive corporation.
Visit The Shed to find out more about:-
- High Country Book Club… read, meet and discuss featured titles on the 3rd Saturday of every month at The Makers Shed, 10am-12pm.
- High Country Writers Festival… an annual spring event!
- High Country Indie Book Award… read, vote and reward publishing excellence!
- Publishing Services and Writing Workshops… take a one-day or half-day class at The Makers Shed, and access low-cost book design, layout and marketing tools.
Walking, by Kim Kelly
Fiction paperback (price includes postage and handling). Inspired by a true story of medical genius and betrayal, Walking is a crisply told tale of bigotry and obsession, love and devastation, one that charts the path of a young woman finding her feet in the world, and the transformative power of kindness that drives her own ambition.
Hide, by S. J. Morgan
Paperback fiction (price includes postage and handling). It's 1983 in Thatcher's Britain. Alec has left his family home in Cardiff and taken a flat with bikers. The move ignites an unsettling journey that begins in a small town in Wales and continues through the vast Australian outback. This is one journey from which Alec may never return.
Four Hot Chips, by Jo-Ann Capp
Paperback non-fiction (price includes postage and handling). Jo-Ann and David Capp's world is shattered when their five-year-old son Reid is diagnosed with Ewings sarcoma. As Reid's condition deteriorates, so too does the health of Jo and David's marriage. A story of family, work, social, financial and educational upheaval, told with a gripping honesty.
The Worst Country In The World, by Patsy Trench
Non-fiction paperback (price includes postage and handling). In 1801 Mary Pitt, a 53-year-old widow and mother of five, left her home in Dorset to sail across the world to live in a penal colony in a country that was then considered by its recent arrivals to be the worst country in the world. What on earth made her go?
A Country To Be Reckoned With, by Patsy Trench
Non-fiction paperback (price includes postage and handling). George Matcham Pitt started as a farmer on the Hawkesbury and went on to become an auctioneer, landowner and founder of one of Australia’s first stock and station agents, Pitt, Son & Badgery. Now his great great granddaughter sets out to tell the story of this remarkable man and country.
A Drop in the Ocean, by Jenni Ogden
Fiction paperback (price includes postage and handling). Anna runs a lab researching Huntington’s disease at a Boston university. When her long-standing grant is pulled, she takes a leap and agrees to spend a year monitoring a remote campsite on Turtle Island in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. What could be better for an introvert with shattered self-esteem?
Nobody Told Me My Legs Don’t Work, by Travis C. Yates
Non-fiction paperback (price includes postage and handling). The world Travis and his wife Renea spent ten-plus years creating is turned upside down when they find their seven-year-old Golden Retriever, Keegan, left paralysed from a stroke. This book follows a remarkable journey in the world uncertainty that comes with a “down dog”.
Infants of the Brush, by A. M. Watson
Paperback fiction (price includes postage and handling). Egan is sold to Master Armory for a few coins that his family desperately needs. As one of eight broomers, he quickly learns that life depends on obedience and the coins he earns. Broken and starving, the boys discover friendship as they struggle to save five guineas, the cost of a broomer's independence.
Echo Hall, by Virginia Moffatt
Paperback fiction (price includes postage and handling). In the early nineties, newlywed Ruth Flint arrives at Echo Hall to find an unhappy house full of mysteries that its occupants won’t discuss. When her husband, Adam, is called up to the Gulf War, her shaky marriage is tested to the core. As Ruth discovers the secrets of Echo Hall, will she be able to bring peace to the Flint family?
The House by the Marsh, by William Blyghton
Paperback fiction (price includes postage and handling). One morning just before lunch Caroline stopped breathing. Bereft, a small madness fell upon William. Fleeing to his flat in London, he locked himself away. Then, quite by chance, although nothing is by chance, William came to live in Suffolk, in the house by the marsh, and here a sense of ease slowly enveloped him.
Just A Mum, by Shelley Argent
Paperback non-fiction (price includes postage and handling). When Shelley’s son, James, came out as a teenager in 1995, the only legal right he held in Queensland was to be gay without fear of arrest. Shelley knew James faced a lifetime of discrimination through no fault of his own; a situation untenable to her. She was determined her son would be considered equal.