IN PICTURES: Laidley photographer Jenni Smith.
IN PICTURES: Laidley photographer Jenni Smith. Jim Nicholls

Authors in spotlight at big Laidley book launch

DESPITE being held on the same evening as several other events in Laidley, the second annual Tell Me A Story book launch attracted a large crowd on Saturday night.

Held in the Laidley cultural centre, the launch featured books by nine TMAS authors and three self-publishing writers.

The event was officially opened by Lockyer Valley Mayor Steve Jones who said the Lockyer Valley was lucky to have TMAS principal Andrea Kwast and her team of editors, tutors and authors in the region.

Among the authors releasing their latest works was Kathy White whose book tells of a series of adventures as seen through the headlights of a Kenworth truck. Local resident Laurie McNally's autobiography, Our Way, attracted plenty of attention, as did Jim Nicholls's The Magic of Myanmar.

Darlene Hall travelled from Gunnedah NSW to launch her book Kangaroo Cuddles.

Entertainment included music by local Michael Faber, face painting by Rachel Dent and circus fun from Lorraine Ashton's Circus.



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