Beneath the Surface

Our captivating anthology is out now!

Lake Macquarie FAW’s anthology has now been published. Beneath the surface: an anthology of writing from Lake Macquarie is a collection of short stories, poems and experiences by members of Lake Mac FAW. Copies (paperback, e-book, and soon large print) can be purchased through Amazon.

The anthology’s theme, ‘Beneath the Surface’, relates to the lake we live alongside, and also to all sorts of other things that can lurk beneath a surface. We warn those who read, be careful not to sink too deep …

Here are some of the great reviews we’ve received so far:

Without exception, the writers make use of their experiences to create rich verisimilitude in the work. The pieces span a broad spectrum of personal and imagined scenarios exploring themes around lost love, brave shenanigans, life lessons and sudden epiphanies … Beneath the Surface is a delight – Magdalena Ball, novelist, poet, reviewer, interviewer, and the editor of Compulsive Reader

Delightfully illustrated by Pam Garfoot with an enticing cover design by Scott Mair, Beneath the Surface manages the irony and wonderful sensibility to have lasting impact – Jan Dean, celebrated Lake Macquarie poet

A wonderful showcase of short stories and poems from the Lake Macquarie area, the writing in Beneath the Surface is funny, poignant and engaging – Ryan O’Neill, shortlisted Miles Franklin Award, 2017

Strong, confident writing … Beneath the Surface is an engaging and well-crafted anthology – Jaye Ford, bestselling author of psychological thrillers