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Gladys and Stripey: Two little fish on one BIG adventure, Michele Gierck’s first children's picture book, has been going swimmingly since its release. Robyn Williams, host of the Science Show on Radio National, recently interviewed Michele about the story. (Spoiler alert - he thinks the book is delightful, and a wonderful way of introducing kids to science.)

The book featured in the Wilderness Society's Wilderness Journal #27 in the lead up to Nature Book Week. And you can also read a fab review of Gladys and Stripey by author and blogger, Dr Helen Edwards. If you prefer socials, why not check out the NEW Gladys and Stripey Facebook page.

Public libraries can order copies of Gladys and Stripey through James Bennett or  ALS Library Supplies. 

This unique children's picture book, has earned high praise from educators, ecologists, community environment groups, people who love native fish, and the kids who have been fortunate enough to have experienced this story.

If you'd like to book Michele to present, please reach out via the contact page on this website.

To listen to Michele’s 50-minute chat with Richard Fidler, on ABC radio CONVERSATIONS, live around Australia, click here.

Michele’s talk at Alzheimer’s Australia SA is available online. (See below.) Hosted by ABC Radio Host Peter Goers, Michele Gierck is in conversation with Kathryn Quintel (CEO Alzheimer’s Aust SA) and Ann Pietsch (who is living with dementia).

Michele’s talk at The Wheeler Centre, on the panel with John Daley, Patricia Edgar & Susan Ryan is now available to watch online. Click here to view.

Finding print copies of Michele’s book, Fraying: Mum, memory loss, the medical maze and me can be tricky. If you are trying to track down a copy, and haven’t been able to get your hands on one, please contact Michele on the contact page of this website.

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Michele's interview with Robyn Williams, on The Science Show on Radio National, aired on Sat 25 Nov. It's podcast on the Science Show website.

Eltham Bookshop on Saturday 7 Oct, was just the place to celebrate Love Your Bookshop Day, AND, the month-long Birrarung RIVERFEST.

In September, Michele read Gladys and Stripey at Darebin Creek, for Nature Book Week, before kids & adults explored the creek and learnt all about the FISH LADDER.

As part of Nature Book Week, Michele spoke to Native Fish Australia (Vic), and an array or different community groups.

Gladys and Stripey made their first major public appearance at the recent Native Fish Forum in Dubbo, 3 May - 5 May. They were warmly welcomed by the native fish community, from scientists to fishers. An image of book cover even made it up on the big screen!

Saturday 29 April Michele presented at Patterson Lakes Library on Memoir Writing. 

In late February,  Michele, along with Scientist John, presented her soon-to-be released book, Gladys and Stripey... to educators at the Banyule & Nillumbik Teachers' Environment Network. It was an inspiring event. Thanks to all who attended.

Savour Michele’s latest travel article ‘Lobsters by the Tail’, a feature on Atlantic Canada which appeared in the Weekend Australian

Michele’s Gierck’s article on the lost art of listening appeared in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Canberra Times. You might enjoy a read

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