I’ll be talking to readers at Rockdale Library on Friday 1 April 2016, 6.30pm – 7.30pm about ‘The Bright Side of Life’, Charlie Brightman, his adventures and how he came to be. Love to see you there! Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing Check out THIS LINK to book your FREE place. … More Author event 1 April 2016!
As promised, a second edition of Tea In The Library is now available, both as an ebook and in paperback format. You can order here. The text of this edition is substantially the same as the first, which is not easy to find these days! So I’m pleased that it is once again available to … More Tea In The Library: Second Edition now available!
My first memoir, Tea In The Library, was published in 2007. It’s now a little hard to find, but I’m working on a second edition, with a new cover and a few typos corrected, but otherwise the same wry story of opening – and closing – a cute bookshop café in the heart of the … More Tea In The Library – second edition coming soon!
Decided to update my site – and found some cool new themes and possibilities…including adding a Twitter feed. Since I’ve recently become re-addicted to Twitter, this is a boon. If you tweet, follow me to catch lots of interesting books-and-writing-related news and comment. The Sydney Writers’ Festival has also been and gone for 2015 – … More Catching up
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Merry Christmas Here it is, something-to-midnight on Christmas Eve, and I’m finally over the rushing about and am struck with the urge to wish all readers of this blog many blessings for the Christmas season. This year, Dickens’ story ‘A Christmas Carol’ has been featuring on my Christmas…
Reviewed By Valerie Rouse for Readers’ Favorite The Bright Side of Life by A.L. Freeman is a fast paced story about Charlie, a student who followed his dream of becoming an actor. The story begins with Charlie and his roommate Oliver in a pub, having drinks. Charlie is an absolute optimist. As an Australian student … More “…an inspiring novel.”
Reviewed By Kristine Hall for Readers’ Favorite “Charlie believes he can take London theatre by storm . . . despite bad luck and bad parts.” What an understatement! In A.L. Freeman’s The Bright Side of Life, we meet Charlie Brightman: an uber-optimistic young actor who arrives in London with an acting scholarship, a fabulous wardrobe, … More “…outstanding in both the writing and characterization”