Two local authors are celebrating the publication of their novels this month.
Lisa Walker’s Young Adult novel, Paris Syndrome, published by Harper Collins, is set, not in Paris, the city of love, but in Brisbane. It’s a funny and poignant coming-of-age story about that crazy thing called love. And how it can be found anywhere.
Paris Syndrome will be launched at The Book Room at Lennox by author Marele Day at 5.30pm on Thursday 5 April.
‘I came across the concept of Paris syndrome a few years ago and it struck me as so quirky and bizarre, I had to write about it,’ Lisa said.
‘Paris syndrome is a form of culture shock which visitors to Paris can experience when the city doesn’t live up to their romantic expectations. The character of Happy, a Paris-obsessed girl who has just moved to Brisbane, came to me soon after and the story grew from there.’
When: 5.30 pm on Thursday 5 April
Where: The Book Room at Lennox, 2/60 Ballina St, Lennox Head
The Silence Unseen
Paul Francis has meticulously researched and interviewed for his third self-published novel The Silence Unseen which explores the trials of two young surfers forced to confront not only the escalating shark numbers in their area but their problems arising from a chance meeting with two very different women.
It should resonate with the local community given the extent of the problems surfers had with the sharks coming in close to Northern Rivers beaches in 2015 and 2016.
All profits from the book sales will go to CASPA in Lismore. CASPA provides safe residential care for young children who can’t live in their own home for fear of abuse or displaying unmanageable behaviour to their families.
If you are keen to support a worthwhile cause you can buy a book directly from Paul. He will even deliver to you.
Paul’s telephone contacts are 6687 6612 and 0429 876 612.