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Tears From Fire book launch July 4th in BBay

Join Jim Hughes on July 4th to celebrate the release of his 1st book Tears From Fire.

Come down to the Bayview Hotel in Batemans Bay on Saturday the 4th of July to help Jim launch his highly anticipated book. 10:30am to 11:30am. You will be able to purchase a signed copy directly from Jim himself! The book is also available through Tears From Fire Facebook page with PayPal. $14.95 if you live locally and they can get it to you easily or $19.95 with postage in Australia.

Jim and his daughter lost their house in the horrific fires and writing poetry has helped him process some of the grief.


Jim Hughes from Catalina in the Eurobodalla had his home destroyed by bushfires in January 2020.

Days after the devastation he took pen to paper and wrote this poem about his experience of what happened on New Year's Eve, 2019.

ABC South East NSW reporter Daniel Doody spoke with Jim Hughes, who featured on the ABC South East Saturday breakfast program this morning (08/02/20).

Here is a snippet of the poem... you can listen to the entire poem as Jim recites it on radio by following this link.

The Burning Bay

Where fires are burning

For over a month and a day

I live on the coast,

In sunny Batemans Bay

It’s still going on

With no end in sight

There’s no other choice

But to stand up and fight

I’ve had my bloody turn

It came on in a hurry

We did the best we could

There was no time to worry.

It was Roger, Dad and Me

There was Chriso and Mark

Everyone else had left

before the first spark....

photo supplied by Jim Hughes The book is $14.95 each or $19.95 with postage. Jim says "I hope anyone who buys a copy gets a little understanding of what occurred over those couple of months. A link from Tears From Fire Facebook page has PayPal details.

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