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David Brannock – Author Visit – Stories behind the Storyteller

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May 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Monday May 30, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Port Macquarie Library
32 Grant St
Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444 Australia

Please join us for an entertaining conversation with author David Brannock and Leanne on Monday 30th May at 10.30am  in our Port Macquarie Library Meeting Room.

David Brannock is a retired single man who is living on the Midnortheastern Coast of Australia. His passion for the Australian bush, horses, eagles, and dogs is mirrored in his writings, mainly poetry, which he has never published. Wondering how to fill in his days in retirement after working in a busy professional capacity for many years, it was suggested that he write a novel. He lives with his aged father in a semi-caring role. He has two children and four grandchildren, all living on opposite sides of the country.

The Journey by David Brannock

When 14-year-old Stan is confronted by the local school bully he is forced to defend himself, leading to a fight that will change the course of his life and those dearest to him, including those living in the small town in which he was raised. He fears for his freedom, flees the family home, and goes ‘bush’on his own, with very little in supplies and some bush sense learned from his father, who was an avid bushman. ln his desperate escape from the authorities, he is adopted by a pup and befriended by an Aboriginal elder who is escorting two young lndigenous men searching for the wild horses known as brumbys. Stan is reported missing, and a search is quickly mounted for the missing teenager.

As a drug scourge hits the small town of Manketon, the small police station is woefully undermanned before their numbers are slightly boosted after two dead bodies are found outside of the town. Can the police overcome the town’s drug menace and solve the mystery of the two deaths, while finding young Stan and bringing him home safe and sound?

ln this coming-of-age adventure, the author takes you on a suspenseful and sometimes humorous ride through the beautiful

Featured photo of David and his book courtesy of Camden Haven Courier.

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Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444 Australia
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