News re “Memoirs of a Go-Go Dancer”
‘A TIMELESS BOOK FOR ALL AGES AND ALL NATIONALITIES’ – 5TH RAVE REVIEW OF “MEMOIRS OF A GO-GO DANCER” – CLICK HERE
‘SWEPT AWAY BY A TIME MACHINE ROLLERCOASTER’ – 4TH RAVE REVIEW OF “MEMOIRS OF A GO-GO DANCER” – CLICK HERE
LOCAL BOY MAKES GOOD – JUSTIN SHEEDY SIGNING COPIES OF “MEMOIRS OF A GO-GO DANCER’ AT GLEEBOOKS SATURDAY 7 MARCH! CLICK HERE. LOCAL BOY – LOCAL EVENT – LOCAL STORY!
‘COMEDIC BRILLIANCE – FOR ANYONE WHO IS YOUNG AT HEART’ – ANOTHER RAVE REVIEW OF “MEMOIRS OF A GO-GO DANCER” – CLICK HERE
A LONG-AWAITED SIGNING! – JUSTIN SHEEDY SIGNING COPIES OF “MEMOIRS OF A GO-GO DANCER” ON SAME CITY STREET AS HIS OLD GO-GO DANCING JOB! FOR FULL STORY CLICK HERE.
PUTTING THE READER IN THE MOMENT ON A TRIP BACK IN TIME – 2ND RAVE REVIEW OF “MEMOIRS OF A GO-GO DANCER” – CLICK HERE. PRE BOOK-LAUNCH STELLAR RADIO INTERVIEW & MAIDEN REVIEW – 100% UNPUTDOWNABLE – CLICK HERE
JUSTIN SHEEDY’S UPCOMING BOOK, “MEMOIRS OF A GO-GO DANCER”, OUT FOR THIS CHRISTMAS! BOOK LAUNCH AT BERKELOUW BOOKS LEICHHARDT SAT 6 DECEMBER (FULL DETAILS HERE & ALL ABOUT THE BOOK) THEN IN-STORE SIGNING AT DYMOCKS CHATSWOOD SAT 20 DECEMBER – LAST SYDNEY SATURDAY SHOPPING DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS! FULL DETAILS HERE!
UNPUTDOWNABLE: 1ST READER RESPONSE TO JUSTIN SHEEDY’S UPCOMING BOOK, MEMOIRS OF A GO-GO DANCER. FULL BLOG POST HERE!
JUSTIN SHEEDY’S FIRST BERKELOUW BOOKS IN-STORE BOOK-SIGNING A SELL-OUT SUCCESS. CLICK HERE FOR JUSTIN’S NEXT FATHERS’ DAY GIFT BOOK-SIGNINGS!
FATHERS’ DAY 2014 LEAD-UP IN-STORE BOOK SIGNING EVENTS – THREE OF THEM! CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS.
JUSTIN SHEEDY HAILED “CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR” IN EX-STUDENTS’ MAGAZINE OF SAINT IGNATIUS COLLEGE RIVERVIEW. CLICK HERE FOR FULL BLOG POST.
FULL AUDIO OF JUSTIN SHEEDY’S RADIO INTERVIEW WITH AUSTRALIAN MEDIA LEGEND, CLIVE ROBERTSON, HERE – FROM “AUTHOR! AUTHOR” SEGMENT OF ROBERTSON’S RADIO SHOW.
MAJOR RADIO INTERVIEWS FOR AUTHOR JUSTIN SHEEDY ON BOB ROGERS 2CH & CLIVE ROBERTSON 2UE TO PROMOTE ANZAC-DAY LEAD-UP BOOK-SIGNING EVENT AT DYMOCKS CHATSWOOD & ANZAC DAY SIGNIFICANCE OF GHOSTS OF THE EMPIRE!
REJECTED BY EVERY PUBLISHING COMPANY IN AUSTRALIA, INDEPENDENT AUTHOR JUSTIN SHEEDY NOW FEATURED IN FRONT WINDOW VIDEO DISPLAY OF THE INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE IN SYDNEY CBD, ABBEY’S BOOKS – CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY & PICS!
AUTHOR JUSTIN SHEEDY BREAKS INTO UK & EURO BOOK MARKET! – AND STILL WITH NO PUBLISHING CONTRACT – CLICK HERE FOR FULL FEATURE: DON’T TELL EVERY PUBLISHING COMPANY IN AUSTRALIA
INCOMING RAVE REVIEWS OF GHOSTS OF THE EMPIRE HERE!!!
FABULOUSLY WRITTEN – A BRILLIANTLY CONSTRUCTED TALE. TOP SHELF! – ONCE MORE WITH FEELING – SHEEDY’S LATEST NOVEL TRIUMPHS! – FANTASTIC READ! TOOK NO TIME AT ALL BECAUSE I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN – MORE STORIES LIKE THIS SHOULD BE TOLD – I DO NOT DO WAR… BUT…
First Press Coverage of Ghosts of the Empire!
1st 5-Star Amazon Review of “Ghosts of the Empire” – Click HERE!
Book Launch Pics & Upcoming In-store Book-Signing Events for “Ghosts of the Empire”! Click HERE!
Justin Sheedy’s Latest Book “Ghosts of the Empire” NOW ON SALE! Click HERE to order Australia-wide & Internationally! For latest bookstore availability info, click HERE. To order from Amazon in paperback & Kindle formats, click HERE.
Author Justin Sheedy Special Guest at Dymocks Chatswood Christmas VIP Night, Thursday 21 November 2013, signing copies of his Latest Book “Ghosts of the Empire”, also the Prequel, “Nor the Years Condemn” and his 1st book, “Goodbye Crackernight”. CLICK HERE for Full Details!
Major Distribution Deal Signed by Author Justin Sheedy for Latest Book “Nor the Years Condemn” & Sequel “Ghosts of the Empire”! CLICK HERE for Full Details!
Cover Designed for “Ghosts of the Empire”! Set for Release this October! For Book Description, CLICK HERE.
“Ghosts of the Empire”, Sequel to “Nor the Years Condemn” – a tale of shining young men destined never to grow old.
For full details, click HERE.
“A book I was unable to put down… 6 Stars from me” – Latest Review of “Nor the Years Condemn” by reader Chris Wheeler.
“Nor The Years Condemn” is a book that I was unable to put down. There are funny moments, and sad moments too. I was able to soak in the atmosphere of the places that Quinn and others visited, as well as feeling that I was in the cockpit with him. Well researched and well written, I commend it to anybody with even a passing interest in World War ll, or flying. 6 Stars from me.
Chris’s and ALL reviews of “Nor the Years Condemn” HERE.
“I cannot remember when a novel so engrossed me” – Review by Author Marc H. Stevens – Author of Escape, Evasion and Revenge
‘Nor the Years Condemn’ by Australian novelist Justin Sheedy draws the reader in and simply will not let go… I cannot remember when a novel so engrossed me and forced me to read all hours of the day and night. Sleep and work may have interrupted my progress, but I made it through in 5 days, a near record for this plodding reader. I was honestly disappointed that I had to spend time to sleep before my reading could continue. This is a fine novel, and one that begs a sequel. FULL REVIEW HERE…
Justin Sheedy Interviewed by Acclaimed Author, Kristen Alexander
“Justin believes ‘that a book must make me read it. It should never be a struggle but a constant reward. In precisely this spirit, I try to make anything I write constantly reward the reader for buying my book. One of the nicest things I’ve been told by readers about my latest book Nor the Years Condemn is that they feel IN the history I’m writing about, that the characters become “friends” to them, even that they “become” the characters. And to my blessed relief and delight I’ve been told this a few times now’.” FULL INTERVIEW HERE…
Justin Sheedy at ANZAC Day Lead-Up In-Store Book-Signing Event!
In the lead-up to ANZAC Day 2013, rising Australian author Justin Sheedy will be signing copies of his latest book, “Nor the Years Condemn”, at Dymocks Chatswood. Based on a true Australian war story of Gallipoli magnitude yet one unknown by most Australians, “Nor the Years Condemn” is a ripping historical novel bringing to life the untold saga of the young Australians who flew Spitfires against Nazi Germany in World War II.
In 2012 Sheedy broke Dymocks in-store event sales records with this, his latest book, perhaps as he tells a Great Australian Story. Come and meet him at Dymocks Chatswood on Saturday 20 April. He’ll be in-store all day from 10am and would love to sign you a copy of his book, and share with you his passion for the true story on which it is based, a story in our great ANZAC tradition. (See Sheedy sharing Dymocks Literary Events website listing with Thomas Keneally!)
Author of “Nor the Years Condemn” Invited to Speak on NSW Writers’ Centre Panel – “Success Stories – Publishing from the Author’s Point of View“
Author Justin Sheedy’s appearance on NSW Writers’ Centre Panel “Success Stories – Publishing from the Author’s Point of View” on Sunday 10 March 2013 was, in a word, Successful. Sheedy began for the packed room with his opening lines to his NSW Writers’ Centre-commissioned magazine article on the benefits of bashing one’s head against a wall. (Read HERE.) This was very well received by students and the day just got better for Sheedy, ending with one student asking him if he did Literary Mentoring. Sheedy has just received the following email via this website’s ABOUT page: “I attended the publishing seminar at the Writers’ Centre at the weekend. It was brilliant, mostly because of professionals like you. Thank you for being so generous with your time and candid with your knowledge. I really appreciated it. I wish you every success – and a fierce bidding war for your next book. Cheers, Wendy (Fellow head basher)”.
“Nor the Years Condemn” by Justin Sheedy Accepted by Iconic Australian Bookstore – GLEEBOOKS!
GLEEBOOKS have just accepted Author Justin Sheedy’s latest book “Nor the Years Condemn”. Sheedy would like to express his eminent thanks to this iconic bookstore – located at 49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe, Sydney, Australia. Particularly as it’s HARD to get accepted by this store. As Every Author Wants To. “Nor the Years Condemn” is now available on Gleebooks’ shelves & orderable internationally. From rising Australian Author, Cate Rose: “Another win. Wow. You are blazing a trail for independents Justin Sheedy, it CAN be done!” From Australian Author, Dionne Lister, soon to star at the New South Wales Writers’ Centre ‘Speculative Fiction Festival’: “Go you! Congrats!”
2013 OPENS WITH A BLAST for Author Justin Sheedy – Australia Day In-Store Event & Dymocks North Sydney SELL-OUT!
After a triumphant Writing 2012, rising Sydney author Justin Sheedy opened 2013 with another SELL-OUT in-store book-signing day on Thursday 24 January for his latest book “Nor the Years Condemn” at Dymocks North Sydney. Highlights of the day included a visiting Harper Collins Publishing rep THUMPING THE BOOK-SIGNING TABLE vowing “Why hasn’t my company PUBLISHED this yet?!”
Then on Australia Day Sheedy signed copies of “Nor the Years Condemn” at Dymocks Bondi Junction. The timing for the event was perfect as “Nor the Years Condemn” is a ripping historical novel based on the true and till now untold story of the young Australians who, in World War II, crossed the planet to fly Spitfires against Nazi Germany. Since publication in early 2012, “Nor the Years Condemn” has been received by readers as a classic portrait of the Australian national character as it so often shines in time of war. Sheedy’s inspiration to write it was to tell an Australian story of Gallipoli magnitude yet of which, by contrast to their Gallipoli story, most Australians are unaware: A story in the great ANZAC tradition of young people from a young nation looking after each other in the midst of the worst situation imaginable yet, by contrast to the Gallipoli story, not one of heroic defeat but of stunning victory, albeit at tragic cost. “Nor the Years Condemn” brings to life the saga of the ‘first-time Aussie backpackers’ who stood up, volunteered and flew as Australians against the evil incarnate of Nazi Germany and did so much to defeat it – and defeat it they did.
Sheedy’s Australia Day event at Dymocks Bondi Junction went off so well that he was INVITED BACK to sign copies of his book on Saturday 2 February – another triumphant day and a Great way to open the year.
SALES RECORDS SMASHED! In-store book-signing by Justin Sheedy, Dymocks Broadway, Saturday 22 December 2012
Sydney author Justin Sheedy was delighted to close a highly successful 2012 with yet another sell-out book-signing in a series of such sell-out events throughout the year for his latest book ‘Nor the Years Condemn’.
On Sat 22nd December Sheedy began his day at Dymocks Broadway in central Sydney at 10am, signing copies of his book for store customers, sharing with them his passion for the great Australian story on which ‘Nor the Years Condemn’ is based. Sales of the book were so lively that all copies of the book sold out by mid-day, requiring Sheedy to race away and return with all available boxes of the book. Which then sold out. Sheedy was informed by store staff at the end of the day that he had in fact smashed all existing records for in-store event sales, a delightful end-note to a very happy day and writing year.
Sheedy had only just spent the day previous, Fri 21st December, at a similar in-store event at Dymocks North Sydney, a day beginning at 8am with a local film producer on the spot to speak with the author about a possible docu-drama based on ‘Nor the Years Condemn’. During the day Sheedy was delighted to meet and chat with Caroline Lowry, manager of Dymocks Books brand-new publishing arm, D-Publishing, who was on hand to witness Sheedy’s in-store event style in action. At the end of the day Sheedy expressed his sincere thanks to Dymocks North Sydney owner Sandra Wigzell and her exceptional staff for inviting him to this return visit to the store following on from a Fathers’ Day lead-up book-signing in August. SEE SHEEDY’S FULL 2012 WRITING ROUND-UP HERE!
TWO SELL-OUT DYMOCKS BOOK-SIGNINGS IN A ROW! “Nor the Years Condemn” by Justin Sheedy, Sat 8 Dec 2012
SOLD OUT. All Copies of Sydney author Justin Sheedy’s latest book, Nor the Years Condemn. To Sheedy’s profound relief his latest in-store book-signing event – this time at Dymocks Macquarie Centre – was a 100% success. Following a series of lovely connections between Sheedy and Dymocks store customers, the day finished for Sheedy, as he was signing the final copy for one patron at the entry to the store, with a passing shopping centre customer tapping him on the shoulder to inform him that he had signed her copy of the book at his previous sell-out event (Dymocks George Street on Remembrance Day weekend), that she had finished Nor the Years Condemn and LOVED it from start to finish.
Sheedy would like to express his profound thanks to ALL who expressed their support in the lead-up to the event, especially to PR Whiz Collette McGrath for setting up a rave article on Nor the Years Condemn in the Northern District Times Wed 5 December, to NDT Editor Colin Kerr, Journalists Robert Kennard & Robbie Patterson for publishing it, also to Edwina & her lovely staff at Dymocks Macquarie and to the Epping Library for their enthusiastic publicity of the event. Sheedy’s NEXT in-store book-signing event: Fri 21 Dec at Dymocks North Sydney then Sat 22 Dec at Dymocks Broadway (last shopping days before Christmas) where Sheedy looks forward to sharing with all Dymocks customers his passion for the stunning true Australian story on which his book is based.
DYMOCKS BOOK-SIGNING a SELL-OUT! “Nor the Years Condemn” by Justin Sheedy, Sat 10 Nov 2012
On Saturday 10th of November 2012 author Justin Sheedy was honoured to have been invited by the flagship store of the great Dymocks Books chain to sign copies of his latest book, Nor the Years Condemn, at Dymocks George Street Sydney. Sheedy was delighted that the day proved a Sell-Out Success, literally, with all copies of his book sold out.
On Remembrance Day weekend, the timing for this in-store event was perfect as the symbol of Remembrance Day, the Red Poppy, is also the symbol of Sheedy’s book (pictured), which has just been accepted by The Australian War Memorial. In this spirit, Sheedy presented an authentic Australian War Memorial red poppy to each Dymocks store customer whose copy of the book he signed, sharing with them his passion for the great Australian true story on which Nor the Years Condemn is based: the stunning saga of the young Australians who crossed the planet to fly Spitfires against Nazi Germany in World War II.
The wonderful atmosphere of the day was only enhanced by live performances of ‘The Last Post’ by TrumPeter, bringing a lump-in-the-throat and tear to the eye of more than one Dymocks store customer. George Street also rang out to the stirring bagpipe strains of Scottish Andrew in full Scots regalia, his haunting sounds drawing many Sydney shoppers right up George Street and into the store.
Crowds for the day were certainly swelled by Sheedy’s interview on the John Laws Show the day previous, with many Dymocks store customers enthusing to Sheedy how impressed they had been by what they had heard. Indeed, copies of Nor the Years Condemn flew out of the store as so many Dymocks store customers were engaged by the prospect of reading a story of ‘Gallipoli’ magnitude yet, until now, unknown by most Australians: At Gallipoli in 1915 Australia discovered its ‘national identity’ – a breed of young people looking after each other in the midst of the worst situation imaginable, a heroic defeat. Nor the Years Condemn tells a story in this very same ANZAC nation-defining tradition yet, by contrast to the Gallipoli story, not one of heroic defeat but of stunning victory, albeit at tragic cost, of how the best & brightest of an Australian generation ironically chose one of the fastest ways to die of World War II – and won it.
The product of 10 years’ research and WWII aircrew veteran interviews by Sheedy, his inspiration to write Nor the Years Condemn was to bring alive an untold chapter of Australian war history through the descriptive powers of historical fiction. A truly ‘ripping yarn’ of (very) young men flying Spitfires into air combat, Nor the Years Condemn is also ‘a mothers’ story’, as for every shining young man who flew a Spitfire, there was also a mother cursed to relinquish her wonderful young son to war, just one factor that renders Sheedy’s story such a heart-rending read.
To Sheedy’s avowed relief, this, his second book, has received since publication in early 2012 the kind of reviews he long dreamed of yet never expected. To read them, CLICK HERE. Sheedy would like to express his sincere thanks to all at Dymocks George Street for making this event possible, especially to Dymocks book-buyer Ben Garland who, on first holding Nor the Years Condemn in early 2012, pronounced: “I’ve got a really good feeling about this…”
Sheedy’s next in-store events for Nor the Years Condemn will be at Dymocks Macquarie Centre on Saturday 8 December and a return visit to Dymocks North Sydney on Friday 21 December, the final shopping day before Christmas. See DYMOCKS EVENTS.
Nor the Years Condemn is currently available at Dymocks George Street Sydney, Dymocks Macquarie Centre, also Chatswood, North Sydney, Rouse Hill and Camberwell (VIC) stores, through Dymocks Online, also as a print-on-demand paperback at AMAZON, as an e-book at SMASHWORDS and at all major e-book websites, and at The Australian War Memorial. For reading excerpts of the book, CLICK HERE. Sheedy would especially like to thank rising photography star Emmy Etié for her photo shoot and lovely presence on the day – all photos HERE.
For author Justin Sheedy it was a delight and a privilege that was the studio guest of the iconic John Laws on Laws’s radio show on 2SM Friday 9 November. Sheedy talked with Laws re his latest book “Nor the Years Condemn” on the eve of his Remembrance Day weekend in-store book-signing event for it at Dymocks George Street Sydney Saturday 10 November. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN (Audio Highlights Daily Show 9th Nov – interview starts at 41:4) – The interview was also broadcast on 45 RADIO STATIONS nationally. For full details of Sheedy’s book and in-store event, see below.
The symbol of Remembrance Day is the Red Poppy. It is also the symbol of Justin Sheedy’s latest book, “Nor the Years Condemn”. On Remembrance Day weekend, Sheedy signed copies of “Nor the Years Condemn” at Dymocks George Street Sydney, flagship store of the great Dymocks Books chain of stores, a surviving icon and national treasure of Australian literary and popular culture. On Monday 12 November Sheedy received a message of Congratulations from Dymocks as ALL COPIES OF THE BOOK SOLD OUT. The timing was perfect as Sheedy’s latest book is a ripping historical novel based on the true and till now untold ‘Remembrance’ story of the young Australians who flew Spitfires against Nazi Germany in World War II.
NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN…
At the beginning of World War II, Britain was in the deepest trouble imaginable. 5 minutes flying time away crouched a monster. Alone against it, Britain called out to her Empire. For pilots. From all corners of that Empire, they volunteered. Only the best & brightest were chosen. Australian Daniel Quinn was one of these young men who came to fly against the monster. They had a 1-in-3 chance of survival.
“Nor the Years Condemn” is based on the true story of the young Australians who flew Spitfires against the all-conquering might of Nazi Germany. In their late teens and early-20s, for the job at hand they had to be the ‘shining ones’, rendering the death of so many of them doubly heart-rending for the reader. Daniel Quinn, flanked by the often hilarious young men of his elite ilk, leaves his peacetime life behind to fight tyranny in this portrait of doomed, brilliant youth.
With in-the-cockpit flying sequences that readers have described as ‘cinematic’, “Nor the Years Condemn” is also a story of the mothers cursed to relinquish their wonderful sons to war, of first love, of strategic deception and betrayal, of brotherhood and once-in-a-lifetime friendship on a knife’s edge. It is a story of shining young men destined never to become old, and of those who do: the survivors ‘condemned by the years’, and to their memory of friends who remain forever young.
If Australians think that their nation had its baptism of fire at Gallipoli or in the hell of the trenches of the Western Front, in “Nor the Years Condemn” they will discover a key and formative chapter of their history as yet untold. It is a story that will make them even prouder to be Australians.
“Nor the Years Condemn” has just been accepted by the Australian War Memorial for stocking on their bookstores shelves and has received the most amazing reader reviews & press reviews since publication in early 2012.
Sheedy will be signing copies of his book at Dymocks Macquarie Centre on Saturday 8 December and at Dymocks North Sydney (a requested Return Visit after his highly successful Fathers’ Day event) on Friday 21 December – the final shopping day before Christmas.