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Campfire for the Heart Book Launch

This is NOT a regular book launch. Set around a campfire in the postcard landscape of Noosa Hinterland, this is a unique event that will enrich your memories for years to come.

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Campfire for the Heart Book Launch
Campfire for the Heart Book Launch

Time & Location

26 Nov 2022, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pomona, 44 Pomona Connection Rd, Pomona QLD 4568, Australia


About the Event

This is NOT a regular book launch. Set around a campfire in the postcard landscape of Noosa Hinterland, this is a unique event that will enrich your memories for years to come. 

Mingle with the author, Natalie Stockdale, and some of the extraordinary and inspirational storytellers. 

Listen and engage with stories from the book, as they are shared around the campfire.  

Enjoy the live music of a local harpist and guitarist duo, the Whipbirds.

Relax with complimentary champagne, beer and wine and delicious, chef created ‘campfire canapes’.

The ticket proceeds are supporting the Noosa Koala Rescue Centre (a local branch of Wildcare Australia). 100% of

the profit from the ticket sales will directly support rescue and care for sick, injured, orphaned and displaced native wildlife.

Please BYO chair if possible. 

Books will be available for purchase for $29.99.

Book Synopsis

Campfire for the Heart is the first in an upcoming series of books about resilient people who have overcome adversity and showcase our indomitable human spirit. The compelling true stories stretch your perception of resilience, restore your love of humanity and illuminate pathways to happiness for us all.

The storytellers in the book are mostly unknown heroes of their personal journeys, while others are well-known champions of resilience, including Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, Matt Golinksi, Steve Parish and Gayle Shann. By learning how other people have converted their darkest times to personal growth and success, we can discover how we too can grow from hardships - and help others in theirs. 

Campfire for the Heart comes from a well of compassion to prevent suicide and grow happier, resilient people.

Author’s Bio

Natalie believes that hardships are an inevitable and essential part of life experience that shape our character and enrich our lives. How we handle our hardships is a choice. When Natalie’s own world suddenly fell apart, she subsequently contracted cancer, survived, and eventually woke up to the importance of resilience for our mind and body. She resigned from her job as CEO of the Jane Goodall Institute Australia, dived into the world of wellness and wrote her first book, Campfire for the Heart, onboard her yacht in Queensland.

Praise for Campfire

1. It has been my personal experience that through candour and the simple sharing of the truth that

we can collectively create hope, and change. So, I absolutely commend Natalie on this beautiful

project of stories of such hope.

Shanna Whan, Founder of Sober in the Country, Australian of the Year- Local Hero- 2022.

2. “Campfire for the Heart, an amazing book by Natalie Stockdale, is a book for all ages. It is inspiring

and resilient. I hope this book becomes a runaway success.”

Dr Arun Gandhi, Founder/President, M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, Rochester, NY.

3. With Campfire for the Heart, Natalie Stockdale has assembled a broad and thought-provoking

collection that shares the often-traumatic experiences of a range of remarkable Australians,

including her own. Delivered with humanity, intelligence, compassion and empathy, these stories

become more than a record. They form a humbling and inspiring pathway towards a way of being

that is elementally uplifting, despite – and in many ways because of – being born of suffering.

Mark Muller, Editor-in-Chief, R.M.Williams OUTBACK magazine

4. Campfire for the Heart offers rich, diverse, and sometimes raw stories of resilience, which will

inspire and perhaps guide any reader. The stories are so effective because they speak to our shared

humanity, each in their own way. We are reminded, again and again, how frail we are as a species,

but also how extraordinarily capable we are at surviving, and even thriving, against all odds. While

some stories may resonate more with the reader than others, all have elements of grace, humility

and strength. May the cup of your heart be filled with these.

Dr Jean Renouf, founder and chair, Resilient Byron.

5. Campfire for the Heart provides a gut-wrenching compilation of stories where those who

have encountered their worst nightmare are able to not only recount how they survived, but

often how they thrived in the face of seemingly unbearable tragedy.”

 Dr Alexandra Wake, Assoc Prof, Journalism @ RMIT University

Thankyou to sponsors on the night Sea Star Apartments and Taste Whitsundays (Airlie Beach)


  • Adult Tickets

    Enjoy live music, complimentary drinks and "campfire canapes".

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    • $110.00
      +$2.75 service fee
  • Children up to 17

    enjoy music, stories, "campfire canapes" and soft drinks

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    • $70.00
      +$1.75 service fee



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