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Book Feast, March 2020

Join MC Jenny Woolsey and local authors, Dr. James Lergessner, Jacqui Halpin, HAZEL BARKER and Martin Kari to talk about writing memoirs, reading and libraries at this community event for all book lovers.
Thu. 19 March 2020
6.30 pm to 8.00 pm AEST
Strathpine Library
1 Station Street
Strathpine, QLD 4500

CALEB Prize for Heaven Tempers the Wind. Story of a War Child



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Author Expo 2019

Author Expo 2019

Hazel Barker at Capalaba Library Author Expo 2019

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Thanks to Capalaba Library for hold the Local Author Expo, 2019

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The House on Bursaria Street

My short story The House on Bursaria Street was selected for the anthology

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Book launch of Carindale Writers’ Group Anthology, Nailbiters – Not for the Nervous

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Book Launch of ‘The Sides of Heaven’

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The Sides of Heaven by Hazel Barker

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The sequel of Heaven Tempers the Wind. Story of a War Child will be out shortly.

Set in a turbulent period of history, the story continues to unfold the struggles and sufferings of mother and children until death steals another three more of them.

Join the family in their journey to faith and freedom from the land of pagodas to the world of koalas and kangaroos.

To be released within the next few weeks by Armour Books.

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The Sides of Heaven by Hazel Barker

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Dear Friends,


You have already read and enjoyed Part One of my memoir, Heaven Tempers the Wind. Story of a War Child, which was published in 2016. The manuscript had been shortlisted in the Barnardo Great Aussie Book Competition of 2014, and the book was shortlisted in the Australian and New Zealand-wide CALEB Competition of 2017.


Now, its sequel, The Sides of Heaven has been accepted by Armour Books and will be in print by late March 2018. The story is set in Burma during a turbulent period of history. It tells of love and hate, burning passions and exquisite joy.


Fear holds the protagonist, Hazel, a prisoner. Hope sets her free. She longs for freedom – then dedicates her newly won-freedom to God!


More information of the book launch and author talks will be available next year…



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Author Talk at Carindale Library




Author talks
Carindale Library

Meet Hazel Barker
Meet local author, Hazel Barker of the Carindale Writers’ Group, who will be speaking of her debut novel, Chocolate Soldier – The Story of a Conchie.

Chocolate Soldier is based on a true story of faith, courage and perseverance.
Friday 13 October 2-3pm*

*Bookings essential.

Call Carindale Library on
(07) 3407 1490 for more information.
For more events at Carindale Library visit
brisbane.qld.gov.au/libraries or pick up a copy
of What’s On in Libraries.


I will be speaking of my writing journey. Hope you will learn from my mistakes!

See you there!!!






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