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Riotous Retirement Press Kit

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Description of the Book

Want to know what life is really like in a retirement village? Find out in the book Riotous Retirement. It is a collection of fifteen short stories each illustrating some aspect of life in a community for the retired.

You would think that over 55 year olds who have so many of life’s luxuries at hand—from bowling greens and craft rooms to swimming pools and gyms, would be mature enough to agree to live together in harmony. Granted they live in closer proximity to each other than in regular suburbia, but a little space is not much to sacrifice for such amenity and convenience.

If you thought like this you would be wrong of course! The stories in Riotous Retirement prove that the exact opposite is the case. Groups of retirement village residents just never agree about anything!

When people buy into a retirement village they become part of a community. This requires that they contribute collectively to decisions concerning the management of all this luxury. Invariably there are many who are not used to such compromise. They believe that only they are right. Not a good start in a communal living environment!

These differences of opinion are always blown up out of all proportion and if not by the participants, then certainly by the time the stories have been told a few times. The two authors of Riotous Retirement have, shamelessly, taken advantage of each and every such situation!

(Or the introduction on the home page of this website offers an alternative book description.)

Reviews

See the Reviews page.

Media Coverage

Listen to a favourable review of "Riotous Retirement" on the 612 ABC Brisbane "Breakfast" radio show with Spencer Howson which aired on 20th June 2014. The segment about "Riotous Retirement" starts about 2:50.

Press Releases

February 2014: 2014-01-04-Riotous-Retirement-Press-Release.pdf (253 KB)
February 2014: 2014-01-04-Riotous-Retirement-Alternate-Press-Release.pdf (257 KB)

About the Authors

See the About the Authors page.

Author Contact Information

Website: http://riotousretirement.com

Brian Robertson
Phone: 07 38794195
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Ron Smallwood
Phone: 0490 059 500
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Author Photographs

Riotous Retirement authors

Brian Robertson (left) and Ron Smallwood (right).

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Publisher Contact Information

This is Pamela Lamb, phone 07 3818 7540, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., the principal at Agneau Press, Bellbird Park, Ipswich, publishers of Riotous Retirement and other books many of which Pamela also authored.

Pamela Lamb Publisher

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Book Cover

Cover Art: Riotous-Retirement-Front-Cover-Art.jpg (1.4 MB)
Actual Cover: Riotous-Retirement-Complete-Cover.pdf (1.1 MB)
3D Cover: Riotous-Retirement-3D-Cover.jpg (3.1 MB)
Back cover synopsis in Microsoft Word format: Riotous-Retirement-Synopsis.docx (56 KB)
Back cover synopsis in PDF format:  Riotous-Retirement-Synopsis.pdf (43 KB)

Videos

The direct link to the video featured on the front page of the website is as follows:

Persuading Gabriel:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4SLvrCKDPE

Random Review

 
And this lady hasn’t even read the book yet!

How wonderful. I got an unexpected but very much appreciated deadly surprise today in the mail. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness, and a first edition signed by the authors too. I will treasure it and can’t wait to read it. I am going to guard it with my life as the authors have signed it, and over the coming years as it becomes one of the highest selling books of all time and the reprints keep selling out, after Oprah interviews Brian and Ronnie, it’s translated into 23 other languages and made into a fabulous box office hit by Woody Allen or the like - it will be worth a small fortune. Thank you.

Deborah Davis
WA
05 Mar 2014

Author Contacts

Brian: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 07 3879 4195

Ron: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 0490 059 500

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Riotous RetirementPut your name in the first box, your email in the second, the displayed code in the third, agree to the Terms and Conditions and click subscribe. We will send you a FREE copy of the first short story. We will not to give your address to anyone else. But we will be able to send you new information about this book, about the publication date, book launch etc. So sign up and start reading about Gabriel and Brenda right now!

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Publisher Contact

Publisher: Agneau Press, Bellbird Park, Ipswich
Phone: 07 3818 7540
Email: pdlamb@optusnet.com.au

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