Come along and join us at The GC Seniors Expo

Join our own Steve Treffrey at the Gold Coast Seniors Expo on Thursday April 20, 9am-1pm, at the Southport Community Centre, Lawson Street. All welcome, entry is free. Come and say hello! For more information email Steve on

A very generous offer from our supporters Angela & David Photography

An offer from the lovely Candice Lemon-Scott from Big B Books

Join Megan Norris and Stefanie Hinrichs

You are invited to join award winning author and journalist, Megan Norris in conversation with survivor, Stefanie Hinrichs for the dinner and launch of their new book, The Messiah’s Bride published by Penguin Random House. 

The event will be held on Tuesday February 21st at Dublin Docks Tavern in Harbour Town, Biggera Waters, starting at 6.30pm for any lovers of true crime. Books available for purchase and signing at the event.

More about Megan Norris

Megan Norris is a UK-trained journalist and award-winning true crime author who has covered some of Australia’s most infamous crimes for national and international media.

Her first book, Perfect Victim, co-authored with author, Elizabeth Southall, is now a movie starring Sam Neill, Miranda Otto, and Guy Pearce, while her exploration of revenge killings during marital breakdown – Look What You Made Me Do by Five Mile Press – won the 2017 Sisters in Crime Davitt Award for best non-fiction.

The Messiah’s Bride, due for release with Penguin Random House on February 14th is Megan’s eighth book.

We are excited to announce the competition winners for our 2022 short story competition Writing in the Sand judged by Lori-Jay Ellis CEO, Queensland Writers Centre.

Congratulations to:

First Place

Finding Words by Justin Andrews

Second Place

The Three Minute Heirloom by Russell Merrin

Third Place

Back Story by Cherie Bombell

Congratulations to all that entered. Listed below are the authors that made it to our long list in alphabetical order by surname.

Justin Andrews – Finding Words.
Beverley Bird – The Circle.
Cherie Bombell – Back Story.
Chris Chard – Floatlines.
Johnny Graham – Searching for Sandy Times.
Russel Merrin – The Three Minute Heirloom.
Wendy Tarrant – Dyslexia. Pfft.
Bob Topping – All it May have Been.
Steve Treffery – Ten Years.
Lauren Wapling – Story Wire.
Gina Watkins – Mirage.
Connor Zahra – Green Beach.

Thank you to Lori-Jay Ellis and her team, and committee members, Christine Betts, Kerri Yarsley, Kellie Cox, Kate Kelsen, Jane O’Connell and Selena Budgen for their time and dedication in bringing the competition to life.

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