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AFTER YASI – A Review

Thanks Owen for this review of After Yasi.

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Tully has one of the highest rainfalls in Australia so built a giant gumboot with a frog as its icon. Tully has one of the highest rainfalls in Australia so built a giant gumboot with a frog as its icon.

In the immediate aftermath of the devastating Cyclone Yasi in the Tully area, North Queensland, June Perkins took to documenting the story of resilience of the people around her. In the process of this documentation, June was one of the people activating resilience-building activities for the community.

The stories she tells in “After Yasi – Finding the Smile Within” are simple, almost pedestrian, and so are, in style, a commentary on the paradox of an ordinariness of the community spirit that seems quite extraordinary. These straightforward stories shine a light on the vulnerability of people who have had their lives turned on their heads in one day of environmental violence.

The poems that people wrote for the book are similarly simple and authentic, a sharing of lives finding their way…

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“After Yasi” by June Perkins

A big thankyou to Carol for hosting this book during it’s blog hop.

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BloghopimageCarol (1) These are the Perfect Words to Describe this Book!

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Best comments for each blog will be given PRIZE, either a free copy of the ebook or a choice of a signed print of one of the photographs from the book.

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Feb 3rd  – ABC Open  (to be confirmed) http://open.abc.net.au

You can find sample pages of the ebook here:

http://gumbootspearlz.pressbooks.com/

And purchase the book here:

https://authors-unlimited.org/book-member/after-yasi-finding-the-smile-within

Attend the online launch February 3rd

See the facebook page: The Launch Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/866286073402069/?pnref=story

“What would I do if I found myself facing a major cyclone in my town?” is the question I keep asking myself as I read the heart felt descriptions contained in June Perkins’ book, “After Yasi”. I guess we really can’t answer that until we are put through the experience…

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Arts in Recovery – After Yasi – Finding the Smile Within

After Yasi

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The virtual launch of the ebook of After Yasi, finding the smile within, is being planned right now.  So watch this space!

As one historically oriented reviewer recently said, this book is not really about a cyclone, but more about what happens in its aftermath. If you really want to know more about the cyclone night itself there are links to that and there is lots of online coverage. There are at least three other books that focus on that more.

However, the project of this particular book was to reflect the emerging power of the arts to build a bridge for anyone recovering from a trauma. It is a social commentary on what creative means help people to heal after a natural disaster.

The ebook makes After Yasi widely accessible to the general community and it is hoped that community development workers, arts workers, community planners, councils,  health workers…

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Ebook Covers – More Paper Please

For anyone embarking on the ebook production journey.  

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More paperB Ebook Cover More Paper Please draft 1# -Photography by June Perkins, using templates

At the moment I am preparing covers for my ebooks.     

It was serendipitous that just as I was thinking about embarking on this an email came from Joel Friedlander, who has an excellent blog for advice for self publishers  THE BOOK DESIGNER.

You just have to do a brilliant job of your book cover as well as the content, as it’s the portal to invite readers to notice your book. A lot of authors will hand this over to others,  some will attempt it themselves and may do a great job or a terrible one (and not realise it).  I love the artistry of cover pages and so am keenly adding this to my skill set.  I have an amazing collection of my own photographs and collages and am doing new ones all…

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