Orange City Library is offering local book lovers the opportunity to meet three talented Midwestern authors in May.
Science fiction writer David Stanley, Orange bestselling author Kelly Rimmer and Orange teacher and author Drew Bale will discuss their books at author talks throughout the month.
Orange Mayor Reg Kidd encouraged book lovers to join the events and support local authors.
“There is incredible creative talent here in the Midwest, and I’m sure many of our people and local places have inspired their stories,” he said.
Ironbark Creek by David Stanley.
“Come to the library and chat with the authors about their writing process and what inspires them.”
- David Stanley will discuss his new book Ironbark Creek at Orange City Library on Wednesday May 5 at 5:30 p.m. Sci-fi thriller, Ironbark Creek is set in the near future as COVID-25 races across the world. They are Cathy, a native woman and nurse from Wellington, and Jack, an outsider, who struggle to find a safe place as the dead, the “returnees” seek to destroy the world. It is located in the areas of Orange, Bathurst, Dubbo and the fictional town of Ironbark Creek.
Kelly Rimmer’s Warsaw Orphan.
- Best-selling Australian author Kelly Rimmer will speak about her new book The Warsaw Orphan at Orange City Library on Thursday, May 13 at 5:30 p.m. The Warsaw Orphan fascinates readers with authentically woven moral dilemmas, complications and inevitable truths of war. It is Kellys’ most meticulously researched, compelling, and emotional novel to date. Her family history led her to travel to Poland to do research. She spent several weeks in Poland and her research affected her deeply, inspiring her writing, Kelly says that the best fiction always contains threads of a personal nature.
- Join Drew Bale at the launch of his second book Creek Crew: Kingdom of the Creek at Orange City Library on Thursday, May 27 at 5:30 p.m. The Orange Professor found success with his first novel Follow the Leader and he has now published a second book – Creek Crew: Kingdom of the Creek. Join Drew at the library to celebrate his writing, launch his second book, and see what’s next for the author. The story is based on real events, real people and places, and takes place within Orange itself.
All author events are supported by Collins Booksellers, Orange. Reservations are available online through Eventbrite or by calling Orange City Library at 6393 8132.
BOOK TWO: Drew Bale with his second book Creek Crew: Kingdom of the Creek.
Learn more about David Stanley’s Ironbark Creek
Ironbark Creek is taking place in the near future as COVID-25 races across the world. This is Cathy, an Aboriginal woman and nurse from Wellington. She and Jack, an outsider, struggle to find a safe place to survive the growing hardships as the “returnee” ravages the local community and the world. The vaccine, the cure, is believed to have caused the problems that humanity is now facing. The book is set in the Orange area, Bathurst, Dubbo and Cathy and Jack go to Ironbark Creek (a fictional small town) to establish a home and build a community that can survive the challenges they all face as the dead. , the ‘, seeks to destroy everything.
Learn more about Kelly Rimmer’s Warsaw orphan
In the spring of 1942, young Elzbieta Rabinek was aware of the discord that was rapidly growing just beyond the courtyard of her comfortable Warsaw home. But she has no idea what’s going on behind the walls of the nearby Jewish ghetto until she makes a discovery that propels her into a dangerous world of deception and heroism. Elzbieta comes face to face with the plight of the Gorka family who must abandon their newborn daughter – or watch her starve to death. For Roman Gorka, this latest injustice arouses in him a rebellion that even his new love for Elzbieta cannot suppress. His recklessness puts their families in danger until an act of violence threatens to destroy their chances of freedom forever. The heroine of the Warsaw orphan, Elzbieta Rabinek, was inspired by the real-life heroine, Irena Sendlerowa, who brought thousands of Jewish children to safety during World War II. Irena was a social worker in Warsaw and a member of Zegota, a secret organization set up by the Polish government in exile in London during World War II to save Polish Jews, she was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 .
Learn more about Drew Bale’s Creek Crew: Kingdom of the Creek
Hunter is a young man who has lived in several different homes during his short life. Because of this, he has few friends, but instead, he has a vivid imagination. Eventually, his family moved to a new house, where he was expected to stay for some time. He discovers that behind it is an area that has yet to be explored, with vast grassy enclosures, swift streams, mud-filled swamps, and tree-covered hills. Along with this new environment, he quickly befriends the neighbors, and together they imagine all kinds of games, adventures and mischief. Life revolves around the small group, which calls itself the Creek Crew, and ultimately they are faced with a choice. Do they continue to have fun and play together, or do they grow up and leave it all behind as life expects. The story is based on real events, real people and places, and takes place within Orange itself. For all those who have found their own pleasure in simply going out and playing.