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The Satanic Mechanic
The Satanic Mechanic

Tannie Maria baked her way into the hearts and minds of readers last year in her debut crime caper Recipes for Love and Murder. Writing the Love Advice and Recipe Column for the Klein Karoo Gazette she offers comfort and recipes to heal the broken heart.   


This month she returns—in love herself, but with some excess baggage she needs to work through and a new crime to solve. The Satanic Mechanic is a perfectly delightful read to cosy up with this winter.

What does it mean to be ‘not quite Australian’?
What does it mean to be ‘not quite Australian’?

Today, there are more than a million temporary migrants living in Australia. They work, pay tax and abide by our laws, yet they remain unrecognised as citizens. All the while, this rise in temporary migration is redefining Australian society, from wage wars and healthcare benefits, to broader ideas of national identity and cultural diversity.  


In Not Quite Australian, award-winning journalist Peter Mares draws on case studies, interviews and personal stories to investigate the complex realities of this new era of temporary migration. He gives an insight into the complex issues below.

Meet Emily Booth, Export Manager
Meet Emily Booth, Export Manager

Emily Booth started at Text more than fifteen years ago—when the budget was ephemeral and images were still glued into printer samples for the trade. Emily has played a key role in the evolution of the company and here she tells us a little about her love of the booky life and her current role as Text’s export manager.

Graeme Simsion Chats to Midge Raymond
Graeme Simsion Chats to Midge Raymond

My Last Continent by Midge Raymond is an unforgettable novel of love and loss, set against the dramatic landscape of Antarctica.   


Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect, described it as ‘an original and entirely authentic love story...It recognises that love is seldom simple or exclusive, and that the things that bring us together can also keep us apart.’ He had the opportunity to ask Midge Raymond a few questions.