Lonesome When You Go

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Lonesome When You Go

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Hear Saradha talk about Lonesome When You Go in this video

Our press is only three years old, and for the past two years we've had books shortlisted in the NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults: The Book of Hat by Harriet Rowland (2015), The Red Suitcase by Jill Harris (2015), and just announced … Sylvie the Second by Kaeli Baker (2016), which is in the main awards with stellar writers like Bernard Beckett and Fleur Beale, and the Children's Choice Awards. 

This is exciting for a small press. It means we're on to something. But it puts us under pressure reprinting a book to satisfy all those who want to read an award finalist.

And now we have another Young Adult book all ready to go. It is edited and designed and the printer is lined up. We believe we have another winner on our hands, and that we need a good-sized print run to bring this story to as many people as possible. But with our award commitments, we can't do it justice. 

That's why we're asking for your support. This is a book that music lovers of any age will enjoy. Lonesome When You Go is a book for all those students playing in a rock band, and even for those who aren't. It's written by a teacher who played the bass in a band at school, so she knows her stuff. And if you're not in your first band, maybe you'll remember when you were in one, and all that mattered was playing as often and as loud as you could (and, if you were lucky, winning something along the way). Or maybe you just like to read an exciting story – then this book is for you. 

Help us get Lonesome When You Go published! And if you can't pledge, then spread the word. 

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Paige plays bass in high school rock band Vox Pop, which means keeping a steady rhythm even in their most raucous rock and roll moments. 

But in the tense build-up to the Rockfest competition, Paige finds she can’t control everything in her life, no matter how hard she practises and how loud she plays. There’s stuff happening in the band that she can’t put her finger on, a friend who can’t handle her own secret anymore and a mysterious guy who plays double bass like an angel. But there isn’t much time to sort things out – Rockfest looms and so does the end of the school year, when everything will change for good. 

Lonesome When You Go is a novel about practising solo, performing like a rockstar, and how contributing your best self to something can create a force greater than the sum of its parts.

Read the first three chapters here

… and while you're reading, check out the playlist from the novel here

Hear Saradha talk about the novel in this video

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Saradha Koirala has played in a number of bands over the years, all with dubious names. She’s a huge fan of 90s rock and Bob Dylan but appreciates the nuanced beauty of anything created with purpose, integrity and love. After teaching English at high schools in Wellington for ten years, Saradha now lives in Melbourne with a drummer, a writing desk and a bicycle. She is the author of two collections of poetry, and Lonesome When You Go is her first novel. 

saradhakoirala.com

 

 

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Updates 10

Lonesomes by launch and by post and by pigeon

25/07/2016 at 2:40 PM

Kia ora. Lonesome when you go is well and truly launched and should be in your hands by now. We hope you're well into reading this wonderful book, if not finished, and please remember to post on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook etc re receiving it, reading it, loving it etc. There have been one or two issues with payment, and we've emailed the purchaser in that case, however if you haven't received a copy of the book or an email re payment problems then please email us immediately so we can sort it out. And the launch – well, that was some party. Thank you to everyone who came. See the photo of Saradha with Vertigo, the WHS band that played – it was spookily like Vox Pop stepping out of the book ... and they even signed the book. Yeah! kind regards (and thanks again) Mary and Paul

 

Happiness

08/07/2016 at 3:55 PM

Thank you!! Woohoo!! We have met our goal!! The print costs for Lonesome When You Go are covered. It is extraordinary how happy and supported we all feel to think of 62 people pledging to support this one book. Writing and publishing can be a lonesome business, but all through the campaign it feels like our pledgers have been packing themselves into our tiny office and cheering us on.

We can't thank you enough.  

The pledge payments will be processed by PledgeMe staff and when they tell us to do so, we'll pop the books into mail bags and send them out to you. IF YOU'RE COMING TO THE LAUNCH ON SUNDAY, WE CAN GIVE YOU YOUR BOOK THERE AND YOU CAN HAVE IT SIGNED. 

Now listen to some cello ...

Mary and Paul and Justyna of Mākaro Press, and Saradha, author. 

You need to pledge to see this update.

We're nearly there! And it's launch time Sunday. Do come.

06/07/2016 at 7:27 AM

Invite to Lonesome launch

Saradha talks about the book (video)

29/06/2016 at 5:10 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Printed!

27/06/2016 at 5:20 PM

Lonesome when you go – the book

The first books are coming off the printer! They're gorgeous! THANK YOU TO YOU, DEAR PLEDGERS (cheers erupt!!!). We at Mākaro Press are still looking for more pledgers to help us get this book out. Pass the word around to readers, musos, teachers, teenagers. There are pledges for as low as $5 and some great workshops and school events on offer too. 

Here comes the sun

22/06/2016 at 10:00 PM

Thanks to the generosity of 35 wonderful people we have shot over the $2,000 mark. If there was a crossing in front of us we'd dance across it (and back again). Here comes the sun is another track from Saradha's novel, which is all the closer now ... Soon so soon ... Thank you everyone. Thank you. Brings tears to our eyes (little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter).

Now we got a reason ...

20/06/2016 at 7:58 PM

 ... to be really excited! We're over half way there. Our wonderful pledgers have taken us over the $1500 mark. We can't thank you enough. Have a listen to the Sex Pistols to get the vibe of just how rampantly excited we are (yeah, another track from the book). 

A third!

16/06/2016 at 1:09 PM

We are a third of the way there! Unbelievable. Thanks people. You're legend. Mākaro Team. 

Not so Lonesome anymore

15/06/2016 at 12:34 PM

Thank you to all of those who pledged so far! Help us reach our goal and spread the word further out.

Here's a title track from Lonesome when you go

    Pledgers 63

    Annette Huang
    2016-07-08 19:07:01 +1200
    Briar Lawry
    2016-07-07 14:29:24 +1200
    Lisa Aaltonen
    2016-07-07 14:12:20 +1200

    "You're an extraordinary woman!+"

    Catherine Hollands
    2016-07-07 12:39:17 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-07-07 11:47:44 +1200
    Nick Koirala
    2016-07-07 11:18:02 +1200
    Rachael Worboys
    2016-07-05 20:45:34 +1200
    Ewan Kingston
    2016-07-05 15:30:59 +1200
    Graham Mann
    2016-07-05 15:10:13 +1200

    "Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday. Don't pay for delivery if you'll have it with you!"

    Jamie Trower
    2016-07-04 22:54:56 +1200
    Sofia Moers-Kennedy
    2016-07-04 20:50:41 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-07-02 15:42:43 +1200
    Anna Jemima Golden
    2016-07-02 11:03:38 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-07-01 10:41:52 +1200
    Sally Wise
    2016-06-29 11:56:40 +1200
    Fifi Colston
    2016-06-29 08:46:06 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-06-28 22:21:57 +1200
    Dan
    2016-06-28 21:43:39 +1200

    "So cool"

    Dave W Currie
    2016-06-28 21:34:07 +1200
    Sue Wootton
    2016-06-28 13:04:50 +1200
    Heidi North Bailey
    2016-06-28 10:18:34 +1200

    "Good luck, book sounds awesome!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-06-28 08:09:58 +1200
    Ann Cunninghame
    2016-06-27 21:57:06 +1200
    Ann Cunninghame
    2016-06-27 21:53:51 +1200
    megan
    2016-06-27 21:37:34 +1200
    Jeffrey Paparoa Holman
    2016-06-27 19:19:04 +1200
    Mike Wells
    2016-06-27 10:19:24 +1200

    "This seems familiar. I think I had a dream like this once or something. Awesome Sudz :)"

    David Randall Peters
    2016-06-24 22:49:39 +1200
    Emily Alleway
    2016-06-22 20:47:16 +1200

    "Can't wait to read this!"

    Patrick Kennedy
    2016-06-22 17:12:38 +1200

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    Followers of Lonesome When You Go

    Lonesome When You Go

    Project 2016-05-30 15:31:36 +1200

    Hear Saradha talk about Lonesome When You Go in this video

    Our press is only three years old, and for the past two years we've had books shortlisted in the NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults: The Book of Hat by Harriet Rowland (2015), The Red Suitcase by Jill Harris (2015), and just announced … Sylvie the Second by Kaeli Baker (2016), which is in the main awards with stellar writers like Bernard Beckett and Fleur Beale, and the Children's Choice Awards. 

    This is exciting for a small press. It means we're on to something. But it puts us under pressure reprinting a book to satisfy all those who want to read an award finalist.

    And now we have another Young Adult book all ready to go. It is edited and designed and the printer is lined up. We believe we have another winner on our hands, and that we need a good-sized print run to bring this story to as many people as possible. But with our award commitments, we can't do it justice. 

    That's why we're asking for your support. This is a book that music lovers of any age will enjoy. Lonesome When You Go is a book for all those students playing in a rock band, and even for those who aren't. It's written by a teacher who played the bass in a band at school, so she knows her stuff. And if you're not in your first band, maybe you'll remember when you were in one, and all that mattered was playing as often and as loud as you could (and, if you were lucky, winning something along the way). Or maybe you just like to read an exciting story – then this book is for you. 

    Help us get Lonesome When You Go published! And if you can't pledge, then spread the word. 

    ABOUT THE BOOK:

    Paige plays bass in high school rock band Vox Pop, which means keeping a steady rhythm even in their most raucous rock and roll moments. 

    But in the tense build-up to the Rockfest competition, Paige finds she can’t control everything in her life, no matter how hard she practises and how loud she plays. There’s stuff happening in the band that she can’t put her finger on, a friend who can’t handle her own secret anymore and a mysterious guy who plays double bass like an angel. But there isn’t much time to sort things out – Rockfest looms and so does the end of the school year, when everything will change for good. 

    Lonesome When You Go is a novel about practising solo, performing like a rockstar, and how contributing your best self to something can create a force greater than the sum of its parts.

    Read the first three chapters here

    … and while you're reading, check out the playlist from the novel here

    Hear Saradha talk about the novel in this video

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

    Saradha Koirala has played in a number of bands over the years, all with dubious names. She’s a huge fan of 90s rock and Bob Dylan but appreciates the nuanced beauty of anything created with purpose, integrity and love. After teaching English at high schools in Wellington for ten years, Saradha now lives in Melbourne with a drummer, a writing desk and a bicycle. She is the author of two collections of poetry, and Lonesome When You Go is her first novel. 

    saradhakoirala.com

     

     

    Comments

    Lonesomes by launch and by post and by pigeon

    25/07/2016 at 2:40 PM

    Kia ora. Lonesome when you go is well and truly launched and should be in your hands by now. We hope you're well into reading this wonderful book, if not finished, and please remember to post on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook etc re receiving it, reading it, loving it etc. There have been one or two issues with payment, and we've emailed the purchaser in that case, however if you haven't received a copy of the book or an email re payment problems then please email us immediately so we can sort it out. And the launch – well, that was some party. Thank you to everyone who came. See the photo of Saradha with Vertigo, the WHS band that played – it was spookily like Vox Pop stepping out of the book ... and they even signed the book. Yeah! kind regards (and thanks again) Mary and Paul

     

    Happiness

    08/07/2016 at 3:55 PM

    Thank you!! Woohoo!! We have met our goal!! The print costs for Lonesome When You Go are covered. It is extraordinary how happy and supported we all feel to think of 62 people pledging to support this one book. Writing and publishing can be a lonesome business, but all through the campaign it feels like our pledgers have been packing themselves into our tiny office and cheering us on.

    We can't thank you enough.  

    The pledge payments will be processed by PledgeMe staff and when they tell us to do so, we'll pop the books into mail bags and send them out to you. IF YOU'RE COMING TO THE LAUNCH ON SUNDAY, WE CAN GIVE YOU YOUR BOOK THERE AND YOU CAN HAVE IT SIGNED. 

    Now listen to some cello ...

    Mary and Paul and Justyna of Mākaro Press, and Saradha, author. 

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    We're nearly there! And it's launch time Sunday. Do come.

    06/07/2016 at 7:27 AM

    Invite to Lonesome launch

    Saradha talks about the book (video)

    29/06/2016 at 5:10 PM

     

     

     

     

     

    Printed!

    27/06/2016 at 5:20 PM

    Lonesome when you go – the book

    The first books are coming off the printer! They're gorgeous! THANK YOU TO YOU, DEAR PLEDGERS (cheers erupt!!!). We at Mākaro Press are still looking for more pledgers to help us get this book out. Pass the word around to readers, musos, teachers, teenagers. There are pledges for as low as $5 and some great workshops and school events on offer too. 

    Here comes the sun

    22/06/2016 at 10:00 PM

    Thanks to the generosity of 35 wonderful people we have shot over the $2,000 mark. If there was a crossing in front of us we'd dance across it (and back again). Here comes the sun is another track from Saradha's novel, which is all the closer now ... Soon so soon ... Thank you everyone. Thank you. Brings tears to our eyes (little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter).

    Now we got a reason ...

    20/06/2016 at 7:58 PM

     ... to be really excited! We're over half way there. Our wonderful pledgers have taken us over the $1500 mark. We can't thank you enough. Have a listen to the Sex Pistols to get the vibe of just how rampantly excited we are (yeah, another track from the book). 

    A third!

    16/06/2016 at 1:09 PM

    We are a third of the way there! Unbelievable. Thanks people. You're legend. Mākaro Team. 

    Not so Lonesome anymore

    15/06/2016 at 12:34 PM

    Thank you to all of those who pledged so far! Help us reach our goal and spread the word further out.

    Here's a title track from Lonesome when you go

      Annette Huang
      2016-07-08 19:07:01 +1200
      Briar Lawry
      2016-07-07 14:29:24 +1200
      Lisa Aaltonen
      2016-07-07 14:12:20 +1200

      "You're an extraordinary woman!+"

      Catherine Hollands
      2016-07-07 12:39:17 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-07-07 11:47:44 +1200
      Nick Koirala
      2016-07-07 11:18:02 +1200
      Rachael Worboys
      2016-07-05 20:45:34 +1200
      Ewan Kingston
      2016-07-05 15:30:59 +1200
      Graham Mann
      2016-07-05 15:10:13 +1200

      "Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday. Don't pay for delivery if you'll have it with you!"

      Jamie Trower
      2016-07-04 22:54:56 +1200
      Sofia Moers-Kennedy
      2016-07-04 20:50:41 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-07-02 15:42:43 +1200
      Anna Jemima Golden
      2016-07-02 11:03:38 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-07-01 10:41:52 +1200
      Sally Wise
      2016-06-29 11:56:40 +1200
      Fifi Colston
      2016-06-29 08:46:06 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-06-28 22:21:57 +1200
      Dan
      2016-06-28 21:43:39 +1200

      "So cool"

      Dave W Currie
      2016-06-28 21:34:07 +1200
      Sue Wootton
      2016-06-28 13:04:50 +1200
      Heidi North Bailey
      2016-06-28 10:18:34 +1200

      "Good luck, book sounds awesome!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-06-28 08:09:58 +1200
      Ann Cunninghame
      2016-06-27 21:57:06 +1200
      Ann Cunninghame
      2016-06-27 21:53:51 +1200
      megan
      2016-06-27 21:37:34 +1200
      Jeffrey Paparoa Holman
      2016-06-27 19:19:04 +1200
      Mike Wells
      2016-06-27 10:19:24 +1200

      "This seems familiar. I think I had a dream like this once or something. Awesome Sudz :)"

      David Randall Peters
      2016-06-24 22:49:39 +1200
      Emily Alleway
      2016-06-22 20:47:16 +1200

      "Can't wait to read this!"

      Patrick Kennedy
      2016-06-22 17:12:38 +1200

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