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Toddler's death inspires mum to publish children's books

Samantha Fraser, pictured with her sons Chad, Kaiden and Chasce, has written a book titled The Goanna Too Good For Rules.
Samantha Fraser, pictured with her sons Chad, Kaiden and Chasce, has written a book titled The Goanna Too Good For Rules. Inga Williams

ROSEWOOD mother Samantha Fraser believes her daughter Charlee was one-of-a-kind.

Ms Fraser has started CJA Children's Books in honour of her two-year-old daughter Charlee Jorja Andrew, who died in a rural accident at the family property near Forest Hill in November.

"She was the one who would sit and listen the most when I read to the kids, she was just something special," Ms Fraser said.

"I have decided to sell my books as a tribute to her beauty, her nature and her willingness to help and support me through everything.

"This is what is keeping me going in this very difficult time."

Ms Fraser's book, The Goanna Too Good For Rules, was illustrated by a local teacher aide in Rosewood and is set to be printed before Christmas.

"I'm hoping to get this into schools and libraries, at the moment I am just selling it myself, I already have 150 orders," she said.

Ms Fraser has written a number of children's books, which she reads to her kids.

"I wrote the book in Year 12 for a school assignment and always kept it and read it to my kids, when Charlee passed away something just pushed me to get this book published for her," she said.

"I'd love to see it get into a bookstore because it's an Australian book about Australian animals like koalas, echidnas and kangaroos, which I think is amazing for little kids.

"Charlee was my life, my inspiration and will continue to live on through my books."

For more information visit facebook.com/cjabooks.

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