Jim Haynes has travelled far and wide to meet and interview the people whose stories make up his books. Before becoming a professional entertainer, song writer and verse writer in 1988, Jim taught writing, literature, history and drama in schools and universities from outback NSW to Britain and back again. He is the author of many Great Australian titles, including books on railways, aviation and horse racing. His is one of the country's most prolific and successful Australian authors.
Published: November 2020
From an eccentric musical genius to an escaped convict who ended up Japan, Jim Haynes reveals some of Australia's most amazing, and sometimes unbelievable, true life stories
Published: November 2019
A unique collection of poignant, horrific, sad and sometimes dryly humorous stories and tales about wartime experiences of Australian's on the front lines, in the air and on the sea.
Published: August 2019
Stories that take us from the Mallee to the back of Bourke and beyond, an indispensable collection about the enduring appeal of the Australian bush.
Published: December 2018
A collection of true stories taken from the lives of trucking men and women from Tarcutta to Alice Springs and all over Australia.
Published: November 2018
The story of Australia's almost-250-year love affair with alcohol told with yarns, verse, anecdotes and surprising historical narratives
Published: August 2018
The finest collection of writing about horse racing includes short stories, verse and anecdotes from some of Australia's best-loved writers.
Published: June 2018
The ultimate collection of unbelievable true Australian stories: the unknown, the forgotten, and the surprising
Published: November 2017
The ultimate collection of great racing stories told in Jim Haynes's inimitable style.
Published: October 2017
The ultimate collection of Australia's craziest cons and mad schemes from a master storyteller.
Published: July 2016
From remote outback and cattle stations to coastal towns comes a collection of amazing, eccentric and funny Australian stories, yarns and furphies - most completely unknown along with some you thought you knew.