A customer gets a copy of children’s book My Friend Inchy signed by its author, Ipswich woman Lynette Duffy, in the bookshop A Lot of Books in the Ipswich Mall.
A customer gets a copy of children’s book My Friend Inchy signed by its author, Ipswich woman Lynette Duffy, in the bookshop A Lot of Books in the Ipswich Mall. Rob Williams

Author lives out lifelong dream

IPSWICH author Lynette Duffy waited many years to live out her dream and now she's finding out why it meant so much to her.

Mrs Duffy said she had a lifelong passion for writing but having a book published was a joy born out of twin sadness.

"I've only had the money to publish recently," she said.

"It's a bit of a two-edged sword; to self-publish you need a bit of money and when both my parents passed away I invested my inheritance into my writing. It's what I always wanted to do.

"I've always written. It's been a lifetime passion; it's one of my passions - cooking and writing.

"Thinking of someone reading one of my books is a very exciting feeling. A very satisfying feeling too."

At a book signing in A Lot of Books in the Ipswich Mall yesterday, the Silkstone mother said she wrote her first children's book while studying to be a pre-school teacher's aide in 1986.

She has now released two children's books - My Friend Inchy and Monster - and Back to Basics, a cookbook for busy families.

She is also in talks with a major publishing house to print her next series of books about Bunyips.



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