I am pleased to announce that ‘Viola Beadleton’s Compendium of Seriously Silly and Astoundingly Amazing Stories Volume Two’ has now been released in selected stores around Wellington.
Leading NZ literary lights such as Jenny Argante – co-founder of literary journal Bravado, and Janis Freegard – winner of 2001 BNZ Katherine Mansfield award, can be found on the pages of this volume of the Compendium, alongside other talented poets and short story writers.
Viola says she desires to brighten the lives of all New Zealanders with her Compendium.
She also provides a valuable outlet for writers all around the world, though most notably those who live in Wellington, to publish fun and frivolous stories. She says that positive publications such as her Compendium cannot help but increase the happiness and well-being of New Zealand citizens.
Viola herself was once a renowned and best selling author, who sadly suffered from the detrimental effects of excess fame. Things got so bad she had to change her name and her appearance so she could live the quiet life. However her caring and compassionate nature eventually led her to found the Compendium as an antidote for the ever increasing woes afflicting the average New Zealander.
Viola plans to extend the sales of the Compendium beyond the bounds of Wellington one day to other places also beginning with the letter W, perhaps starting with Wanganui, Waipukurau, and Westport.
For now, readers who want to receive all the joy and delight that the Compendium brings can purchase it from at Kwanzaa (119 Manners St), or Magnetix (by Midland Park in Lambton Quay) or Eyeball Kicks (225 Cuba St).
For those unable to get to a shop in Wellington, don’t despair. Write to Viola at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be delighted to help you out.