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MEDIA RELEASE - Local writer launches novel at Glenelg Libraries

28 May 2019

The Glenelg Libraries will play host to a local aspiring writer turned published author as part of a series of Author Events this June.

Narrawong based author Maya Linnell will launch her debut novel Wildflower Ridge at the Casterton Library from 11am and the Portland Library from 5:30pm on Monday 3 June, the books official release date.

Wildflower Ridge is a rural romance exploring new beginnings, family relationships and lost loves after the novel’s protagonist is forced to leave behind her glamorous city life to return to the small country town she grew up in.

Ms Linnell said she was delighted to be able to launch Wildflower Ridge at her local library.

“It’s a dream come true to have a novel published, and it’s only fitting to have the first events in the community I’ve called home for the last ten years,” she said.

“I’ve been blown away by the support from our local district. From the library staff who encouraged me along the way to the many friends who have congratulated me. One of the best things about living in a rural community is having a strong network of friends cheering at each step.

“Everyone is welcome to share in the celebrations at the June 3 launches, I look forward to chatting about books and writing. Receiving the first printed copy of my novel was pretty special, but I can’t wait to see it on the shelves of the local library too.

Books will be available for purchase at both the Casterton and Portland library events.

Digital and audio versions will also be available online or to be borrowed through the library.

Having grown up in rural South Australia, Maya found her feet in journalism, working at a rural newspaper before segueing into public relations, fiction writing and blogging for Romance Writers Australia. Wildflower Ridge gathers inspiration from her rural upbringing and the small communities she has always lived in and loved.

For further information or to secure your place for either of the Author Events please contact the local Glenelg Libraries branch. For the Casterton event, please call the Casterton Library on 5554 2444, and for the Portland event please contact the Portland Library on 5522 2265.

Author Events - Maya Linnell, Wildflower Ridge:
• Casterton Library
Monday 3 June
11am – 12pm

• Portland Library
In Conversation with Susie Lyons
Monday 3 June
5.30pm – 7pm

FREE events, light refreshments provided.

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