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Hot off the press: A Different Road June 28, 2011

Posted by Andrew Killick (Publishing Manager) in 4. Castle Distributed Books, A Different Road.
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Here’s an excellent new book. A Different Road is an autobiography by Shirley Jamieson, telling the story of growing up with partial sight in 1950s and 60s New Zealand. Later, when Shirley had children of her own, her daughter Janelle was born with severe cerebral palsy. This is a truly inspirational account of life and faith, and beautifully written.

At Castle, we’re very pleased with how our production work has turned out too. The front cover incorporates a black and white photograph of Shirley on her 5th birthday – when her parents had explained to her why she couldn’t see things like other people could. The photograph was colourised by our designer for use on the book.

A Different Road was launched last Saturday at an event in Lower Hutt. Below is a picture of Shirley and Janelle with the book at the event…

Contact us for more information about this book, or find out more an purchase a copy here.

An award… June 22, 2011

Posted by Andrew Killick (Publishing Manager) in 5. News.
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Castle’s managing director, John Massam, was awarded a Queen’s Service Medal (QSM) in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. The honour was given in recognition of services to the community.

For many years, John has worked (more or less behind the scenes) on all sorts of initiatives that had positive outcomes for the community. Of particular note is his work in the area of ‘Christian camping’ – being involved with facilities such as Willow Park, Peter Snell Youth Village and Lakes Ranch – places that have been utilised and visited by countless numbers of New Zealanders for many years.

John has also always had a keen interest in the media. He has been involved with the Challenge Weekly newspaper for 40 years, 30 as its publisher. In 1999 he co-founded Castle Publishing so that people with compassion, passion and drive could positively impact society through book publishing.

New Zealand is a better place for his contributions and the award is richly deserved. Congratulations, John!

Mark Keown on Rhema June 15, 2011

Posted by Andrew Killick (Publishing Manager) in 2. Author Interviews, Mark Keown, What's God Up To On Planet Earth?.
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Mark Keown (author of What’s God Up To On Planet Earth) appeared on Rhema yesterday – a really excellent interview with James Totton. You can listen to the interview (in four parts) here. You can ‘like’ Mark Keown’s book on this Facebook page. And for more info about the book and to purchase copies, here.