Interviews

K M Steele and Why All Authors Should Go Regional
Kylie Chan – On Writing, Publishing and Marketing
Examining Life Under a Different Lens – Fantasy Author Bernadette Rowley
Rachel Amphlett – Crime Fiction and Espionage Thriller Author
In Conversation With Compulsive Reader’s Founder – Maggie Ball
Nothing Stock-Standard about this Writer – David Bobis and his alter ego Dean Blake
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Books List

Finding Love Again (A Guide to)
Reviews – ‘life changing’, ‘real, honest & inspiring’, ‘brilliant’, ‘easy-to-read’, ‘engaging and thought-provoking’. If doing what you’ve always done is not giving you the results you seek, it’s time to […]<div class="e-mailit_bottom_toolbox"><div class="e-mailit_toolbox square size32 " data-emailit-url='https://hawkeyepublishing.com.au/finding-love-again-a-guide-to/' data-emailit-title='Finding Love Again (A Guide to)'> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Facebook"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Twitter"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Send_via_Email"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Pinterest"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_LinkedIn"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Follow"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Google_Plus"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Messenger"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Copy_Link"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Post_to_your_blog"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_EMAILiT"></div></div> </div>
Inspiring IVF Stories
As seen on The Project, and in Woman’s Day and That’s Life… Respected literary critic Magdalena Ball REVIEW “A great resource for all those involved in the world of IVF – […]<div class="e-mailit_bottom_toolbox"><div class="e-mailit_toolbox square size32 " data-emailit-url='https://hawkeyepublishing.com.au/inspiring-ivf-stories/' data-emailit-title='Inspiring IVF Stories'> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Facebook"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Twitter"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Send_via_Email"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Pinterest"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_LinkedIn"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Follow"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Google_Plus"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Messenger"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Copy_Link"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Post_to_your_blog"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_EMAILiT"></div></div> </div>
OUT NOW – Places to Poop
OUT NOW … Purchase Here The laundry basket looks like a delightful posi for a quick poop … and yet … so many screams and running of adult feet and […]<div class="e-mailit_bottom_toolbox"><div class="e-mailit_toolbox square size32 " data-emailit-url='https://hawkeyepublishing.com.au/coming-soon-places-to-poop/' data-emailit-title='OUT NOW – Places to Poop'> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Facebook"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Twitter"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Send_via_Email"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Pinterest"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_LinkedIn"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Follow"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Google_Plus"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Messenger"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Copy_Link"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Post_to_your_blog"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_EMAILiT"></div></div> </div>
AVAILABLE NOW – The Umbilical Family
AVAILABLE HERE … The Umbilical Family Start a loving conversation about adoption, egg & embryo donation, step-parents, same sex couples, fostering, single parents, traditional couples. There are sensitive, yet beautiful, […]<div class="e-mailit_bottom_toolbox"><div class="e-mailit_toolbox square size32 " data-emailit-url='https://hawkeyepublishing.com.au/coming-soon-the-umbilical-family/' data-emailit-title='AVAILABLE NOW – The Umbilical Family'> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Facebook"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Twitter"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Send_via_Email"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Pinterest"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_LinkedIn"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Follow"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Google_Plus"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Messenger"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Copy_Link"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Post_to_your_blog"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_EMAILiT"></div></div> </div>
OUT NOW … Discombobulated
Fun With Phonetics … Purchase Discombobulated Can a rhinoceros squeeze through a tiny gap? Most certainly, probably … not, but I’d like to find out for sure. Fun with phonetics. Perfect […]<div class="e-mailit_bottom_toolbox"><div class="e-mailit_toolbox square size32 " data-emailit-url='https://hawkeyepublishing.com.au/coming-soon-discombobulated/' data-emailit-title='OUT NOW … Discombobulated'> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Facebook"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Twitter"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Send_via_Email"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Pinterest"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_LinkedIn"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Follow"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Google_Plus"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Messenger"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Copy_Link"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Post_to_your_blog"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_EMAILiT"></div></div> </div>
It’s Raining Shoes – Imaginative play is the best kind of play!
PURCHASE It’s Raining Shoes Nothing delights a child’s imagination more than a muddy puddle. Be swept away on an adventure of shoes, shoes and more shoes … and one sneaky […]<div class="e-mailit_bottom_toolbox"><div class="e-mailit_toolbox square size32 " data-emailit-url='https://hawkeyepublishing.com.au/coming-soon-its-raining-shoes/' data-emailit-title='It’s Raining Shoes – Imaginative play is the best kind of play!'> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Facebook"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Twitter"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Send_via_Email"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Pinterest"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_LinkedIn"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Follow"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Google_Plus"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Messenger"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Copy_Link"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_Post_to_your_blog"></div> <div class="e-mailit_btn_EMAILiT"></div></div> </div>
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Speaker

carolynTo connect with Carolyn Martinez to appear as a speaker please use our Contact page. Popular presentations for writers are:

  • Show Not Tell
  • Culling Excess Words

Carolyn also runs workshops for job seekers and mothers returning to work:

  • Clean and Classy CV’s
  • Professional CV’s for Mums Returning to Work.

Reviews:

“Carolyn’s workshop was both productive and fun. I feel confident that our group is now well-informed on when to use Deep Point of View. Greatly appreciated her effort to share her personal and professional knowledge. It was a real pleasure to meet her,” Ornig Elena, Helensvale Writers Group.

“I needed to create a professional cover letter / application and resume. Being able to work alongside Carolyn was an absolute pleasure. I recommend Carolyn to everyone. I got the promotion!” Tahlia Williams

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Events

Brisbane Book Authors (BBA) is a non-profit, social networking / information sharing group and members are traditional or Indie published authors. Group meets at 6:30pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, usually at Mitchelton Library. Members range from 65+ books, through to 20+, 6-10 and a few with 1 or 2. Guest speaker topics range across issues associated with being a working writer, through to topical social issues to inform character development eg. Public Speaking, Book Launches People Want to Attend, The Importance of Place, Digital Marketing; to name a few.

BBA was formed in January 2015 as a social networking avenue to support published authors. The group was created by Carolyn Martinez who was inspired by a similar group in Newcastle NSW. We currently have 22 members.

For more information or to register interest email Carolyn through the contact form on this site. New members welcomed. When sending an attendance query please include a link to your author website or details of your published book/s.

*** What members have to say about BBA: C T Mitchell ‘About a year or so ago I joined a local author group in Brisbane. There is a huge talent pool inside this group which meets monthly to discuss all things ‘books’ – or we just head to a local restaurant, have dinner, knock back a few chardies and talk gibberish. Carolyn Martinez is the Chief Chick – the ‘el honcho’ and she’s done a wonderful job of organising this group of misfits, getting in some top notch speakers and growing the group. Money Bags Davide A Cottone keeps us financial. Kylie Kayden, Deborah Disney, Debbie Terranova, Amy Andrews, Bernadette Rowley, Janet Akroyd-Stuart, Dean Blake, K M Steele are just a few of the rockstars in the group. If you’re an author ‘looking for a home’ contact Carolyn and get yourself along to a catch up. You’ll love it!’ ***

BBA members contribute $10 each meeting to secure quality guest speakers. There are no membership fees to be part of BBA. Any excess funds are used as collectively voted by members towards a Christmas function.

Coordinator – Carolyn Martinez

2IC – Kylie Kaden

Treasurer – Davide Cottone

Meeting Etiquette

BBA meetings focus on the craft and life of writing. It is a chance for members to collectively network, share, learn, and solve problems relating to writing life post-publication.

At meetings, members:

  • Are respectful of others and their work;
  • Encourage everyone to contribute to the discussion;
  • Express criticisms or critiques in a positive and constructive manner;
  • Keep to the allocated time period when speaking;
  • Keep the discussion focussed on writing.

(Note:  BBA is a non-profit social group. Hawkeye Publishing is a sponsor of BBA).

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About

Hawkeye Publishing is a member of The Alliance of Independent Authors, giving us access to the three biggest book fairs – London,  BookExpo America, and Frankfurt – and much more.

Hawkeye Publishing was founded in 2002 as a Newspaper Publisher and over time has transformed into a small independent book publisher. We presently represent Carolyn Martinez and Cate Sawyer. Currently, we would consider taking on non-fiction authors with exceptionally written, informative and interesting books that fill gaps in the market place. Send a concise query email in the first instance, including details of the book’s content and your marketing platform. Do not send us your manuscript unless we ask for it.

Hawkeye Publishing also offers a range of writing services on an hourly rate. For small to medium sized businesses we offer internal communications, newsletters, media releases, and social media management. For self publishing authors we offer:  author coaching, structural assessments, editing, proofreading, book production, and digital and print-on-demand book distribution set-up. Through our knowledge and contacts we ensure you get competitive rates for all services you require. Utilising our hourly rate services to assist you to self-publish does not entitle you to Hawkeye Publishing representation.

Hawkeye Publishing Represents:

Our first featured author, Carolyn Martinez, is Brisbane based. She writes non-fiction to explore topical social issues from varying perspectives. Inspiring IVF Stories was published in 2011 and Finding Love Again in 2015. For a free sample of her writing, click here.

The former Editor/Owner of The Westerner newspaper has a MA (Writing) and lists Stephen King and his book On Writing as one of the greatest influences in her career. Her first two books received excellent reviews.

She has a talent for nurturing people; hence the interviewees in her book make for honest and riveting reading.

Carolyn is a sought-after editor, public speaker, business communications advisor, and coach to authors.

She is the founder of Brisbane Book Authors, and a member of Queensland Society of Editors.

Early experiences of loss (her sister died young – a victim of crime) leave her with a passion for exploring social issues in the pursuit of truth, understanding and justice. Watch this space.

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Hawkeye Publishing is also excited to introduce Children’s Author Cate Sawyer and Illustrator Adriana Avellis! Discombobulated and Holy Guacamole It’s a Catastrophe are phonetics gold. The Umbilical Family is a conversation starter for families of adoption, egg donation, embryo donation, step parents, and same sex couples. It’s Raining Shoes is a delightful early reader for imaginative play, and Places to Poop is a hilarious toilet training aid to take the stress out of the process.  See our books page for more information. You’ll see much more from this dynamic duo. Contact us if you’d like a reading at your school.

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Media

Campbell Street Press In Conversation with Carolyn Martinez – May 2018

Why Are We So Behind When it Comes to Embryo Donation? – 11 July 2016 news.com.au

Carolyn Martinez with Magdalena Ball, Blog Talk Radio talk Finding Love

Carolyn Martinez, author of Inspiring IVF Stories and Finding Love: 7 Things you Need to Know Before You Date Again reads from and talks about her new book, about her path to becoming an author, about her writing process, the most surprising response from readers, about her publishing house Hawkeye Publishing and the way it has grown beyond her two releases, the secret of her productivity, about the importance of communities and why she seems to create them around her, and lots more…. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/compulsivereader/2015/08/17/carolyn-martinez-talks-about-finding-love

Finding Love: 7 Things You Need to Know Before You Date Again is out now. Official launch being held at Nobby’s Lighthouse, Newcastle. Read more…

http://www.newcastlestar.com.au/story/3207886/loves-labours-not-lost/

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3201220/when-a-relationship-fails-help-is-at-hand/

Focus Magazine Feature – Q&A with Carolyn Martinez, author of Inspiring IVF Stories
October 2012

Author of Inspiring IVF Stories, Carolyn Martinez, comments on the state of embryo donation in Australia – July 2016 – Article by Simone Mitchell www.news.com.au

IVF is hard, but it’s not all bad … Sally and Dean suffered terrible tragedy during their first pregnancy, and yet Sally still makes readers laugh when she tells a story about misunderstanding an instruction from a doctor. She was asked to identify a vial of her husband’s sperm, and instead of reading the label, she peered intently at the sperm itself and said, “Yeah, I think that’s what it looks like”. Sally and Dean are now the proud parents of Matthew.

Plea for Embryo Adoption
As seen on national Channel 10 television show The Project 30th April 2012, author of Inspiring IVF Stories, Carolyn Martinez, issued a plea for IVF couples to consider donating to other couples the frozen embryos they don’t need.

The Westerner article
When Carolyn Martinez decided to write a book about the roller coaster of emotions that comes with trying to conceive a baby through IVF, she definitely knew her subject matter. The former Warner resident and her husband had gone through six unsuccessful cycles of IVF, prompting her to seek women – and their partners – to share similar experiences.

The Newcastle Herald article
This courageous, warm-hearted 40-year-old has nothing to be sorry for. After enduring seven cycles of IVF in the past three years, her tears are entirely appropriate. We are sitting in a New Lambton cafe and Martinez is outlining her and husband Saul’s next attempt to have a much longed-for baby. ‘‘Our doctor has said that it’s well and truly time to move on to donor material,’’ she explains. ‘‘My cousin Lisa has offered to donate eggs, but ideally we wanted to use donor embryos. We really like the idea of using an embryo that is already here and giving it a good home.’’

Critical Friendships in Writing – A way around the cost of an independent edit
Released – 20 June 2011
Managing Director, Hawkeye Publishing, Carolyn Martinez, said new writers should endeavour to establish critical friendships with writing peers.

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Services

Hawkeye Publishing offers all writing, editing and book production services. Our resident author,  Carolyn Martinez, offers Author Coaching and assists self-publishers with editing, page setting, cover design, ebook conversion and digital distribution. Affordable manuscript appraisal and booking editing packages available. Carolyn is available as a guest speaker – currently popular topics include: Overcoming Writer’s Block + The Path to Being Published, and Writing in Deep Point of View. Our corporate clients love our media releases.

Feedback from a happy customer, author of ‘Cane Cutter’ Davide A. Cottone: Because age ‘doth weary me’ and the technology ‘condemn’, I decided with my last book Shriek: an absurd novel to hand it over to Hawkeye Publishing. As well as the ebook, Carolyn has enabled my book to be printed on demand so that I no longer need to hold loads of books while I promote and try to sell them. The great joy of working with Carolyn is that she not only gets the job done and gets it done correctly she also follows things through if there are problems and offers suggestions and other options for getting my work out there. If you just want to be a writer and not have to suffer the ‘slings and arrows’ of getting your work published by traditional publishers then I commend Carolyn Martinez at Hawkeye Publishing most highly.

Editing takes good communication and makes it outstanding.

Editing & Copywriting
Clear, professional communications add enormous value to your business, job application or manuscript. Audience-targeted, concise, enjoyable to read, brand appropriate, grammatically and structurally correct communications maximise your end goal successes.

Business Communications, Publicity, Marketing
Make your communications count –  notice results. As a former Newspaper Editor, Carolyn specialises in results-driven media releases.

Job Applications
If that promotion is important to you, invest in your future with an exceptional job application. We assist with resumes, job applications, and interview preparation.

Self Publishing Your Manuscript
We offer mentoring, editing, proofreading, design, co-ordination of printing, publishing, ebook conversion and digital distribution. Value for money: you’ll be pleasantly surprised how speedily and professionally your work is completed. Email us for a quote.

Hawkeye Publishing is not a glamour publisher – we offer professional services that aide self-publishers to ensure they are publishing quality work. If your work contains errors or is poorly written, we cannot assist you with production services, unless you secure us for a professional edit prior to publishing. We encourage all self-publishing authors to have their work professionally edited. The Australian Society of Editors (of which Carolyn Martinez is a member) has an excellent database of available editors and proofreaders.

Even though Carolyn is an editor herself, she still secures a professional editor on her own self-published books. She believes every book needs an author and an editor for highest quality.

Who You’re Getting
Carolyn is a Published Author, former Newspaper Editor, the Founder of Brisbane Book Authors, a Member of the Australian Institute of Professional Editors Ltd, and has a MA (Writing). With over 25 years experience in editing, copywriting, marketing and project management, you’re working with a professional who will make your written communications hassle-free, enjoyable and expertly presented.

Adriana is our versatile digital whiz. With a recent degree in Digital Illustration, she produces art that dazzles. Her passion is illustrating children’s picture books. More on Adriana.

Saul is our consulting interview coach to complement your job application. With over 20 years experience in Government, Public and Private sector industries he has interviewed hundreds of candidates. He knows what employers want, and will coach you to draw out your strengths in interview.

Testimonials
“Carolyn will always deliver a quality outcome within a deadline. She is a fantastic communicator with the ability to engage with any audience. Well worth the investment,” Michael Neilson, Manager, Newcastle NOW

“I needed to create a professional cover letter / application and resume. Contacting Carolyn was the best thing I could have done. Being able to work alongside her was an absolute pleasure. I recommend Carolyn to everyone. I got the promotion!” Tahlia Williams

The great joy of working with Carolyn is that she not only gets the job done and gets it done correctly she also follows things through if there are problems and offers suggestions and other options for getting my book out there,” Davide A. Cottone, Author.

“Carolyn’s workshop was both productive and fun. I feel confident that our group is now well-informed on when to use Deep Point of View. Greatly appreciated her effort to share her personal and professional knowledge. It was a real pleasure to meet her,” Ornig Elena, Helensvale Writers Group.

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