For local author Nene Davies, there’s nothing like chatting with like-minded people about their passion for reading and creating, and that’s exactly what she’ll be doing on 16 February at Yeppoon Library!
Readers, writers and booklovers are invited to attend an Author Talk with Nene where guests will get to hear about her writing journey as the proud author of five novels with her latest titled, Whitethorne.
Nene said Whitethorne is a contemporary novel which explores relationships between people who love one another and people who don’t.
“The story is told from the point of view of Connie, a small business owner, mum and wife who lives a comfortable life in the Brisbane suburbs, with her husband Gabriel and their three-year-old son, Elijah. Connie’s world is rocked when she meets a charming beauty called Catherine Whitethorne. Catherine too has her own business, but that’s where the women’s similarities end,” Nene explained.
“Despite their differences, the two become friends and Connie finds herself on a confusing rollercoaster of love, jealousy, loyalty and doubt. While the story starts in Brisbane, it ends in Yeppoon - Catherine Whitethorne’s home town.”
Nene’s Author Talk coincides with the national Library Lovers Day which Livingstone Libraries will be promoting throughout February. The event is held annually as a chance for everyone to reconnect with the library and share the library love.
Nene said the event would also be a wonderful way to learn about new books and authors.
“I’m really looking forward to meeting readers of my own books at the author event and sharing a little of my writing journey with them,” she said.
Libraries, Arts and Culture Councillor Pat Eastwood encouraged readers, aspiring authors or booklovers to come along to the event and gain an insight into the writing processes behind Nene’s work.
“Our region has a flourishing collective of talented artists across many capacities, and it’s important we embrace and support their work, giving it the opportunity to grow and inspire the wider community,” Cr Eastwood said.
Nene Davies Author Talk will be held at Yeppoon Library, 80 John St on Saturday 16 February from 10am – 11am.
To book your spot, please visit www.livingstone.qld.gov.au/whatson or phone 4913 3850.