Book Sale Broken Buttons for Cancer Fundraising.

My memoir Broken Buttons has been selling well. I do have several copies left and have decided to sell them at a special price. The bookstore has them at AU $21.95 but if you visit the camping ground at Boreen Point in Queensland they are on special at $15. As an internet special I offer the remainder of the books at that special price of AU $15, and that will be postage free to anywhere in Australia.

All proceeds from the book sales have gone, and will continue to go to the Cancer  Council of Queensland for cancer research. You can order your book by paying AU$15 into my Bendigo Bank account:  ND and SR Chalmers, BSB 633-000  Account No 157838418. Insert your surname into the reference and email your address and payment  details to shandchalmers@yahoo.com.au .    Your book will be in the mail as soon as this is done.  Overseas friends please email me and I will give you details of my PayPal account.

I would like to say thank you to all those who have supported me in this fundraising venture to date buy buying a book and/or making a generous donation to the Cancer Council of Queensland . You have been just wonderful.   In April 2016 I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer which had metastasised to my brain. I was in Melbourne at the time and my operations and following treatments were carried out at the Monash Hospital in Clayton and the Alfred Hospital in South Yarra with great results. It was then that I decided to raise funds for the Cancer Council through my book sales.

The photo is of Lake Cootharaba taken from a lookout at Boreen Point, a place very dear to my heart. You can read all about it in Broken Buttons, though the story moves from a dairy farm at Imbil, to the big cities and back again to Gympie in Queensland Australia, where I was born.  Included in the book is the chapter titled The Onion Picker’s Daughter which as a short story won the Harper Collins rural memoir short story award at the Elyne Mitchell writing awards at Corryong in 2013.

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