Birthright au­thor speak­ing at Bright

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AWARD-WIN­NING au­thor Fiona Lowe will be speak­ing about her lat­est novel ‘Birthright’ at the Bright li­brary next week.

While most au­thors gen­er­ally visit all three of Alpine Shire li­braries time con­straints have forced Ms Lowe to limit her­self to just Bright and read­ers from Mt Beauty and Myrtle­ford are en­cour­aged to at­tend.

Ms Lowe’s most re­cent work is set in Vic­to­ria’s high coun­try, and tells the story of a tight­fisted ma­tri­arch, a con­flicted fam­ily and an in­her­i­tance with strings at­tached, mak­ing for an in­tense story of the re­la­tion­ships be­tween si­b­lings, and of de­ceit, be­trayal and re­venge.

Fiona Lowe has been a mid­wife, a sex­ual health coun­sel­lor and a fam­ily sup­port worker which has given her the knowl­edge to write nov­els about fam­ily and re­la­tion­ships.

Ms Lowe is a re­cip­i­ent of the pres­ti­gious USA RITA award and the Aus­tralian RUBY award, both recog­nis­ing suc­cess in ro­man­tic fic­tion, and sets her books in small coun­try towns, fea­tur­ing real peo­ple fac­ing dif­fi­cult choices and ex­plor­ing how fam­ily ties and re­la­tion­ships im­pact our de­ci­sions.

“Fam­i­lies are only ever one event away from im­plod­ing, and I started to ponder the ques­tion of in­her­i­tance,” Ms Lowe said.

“Where there’s a will there’s a rel­a­tive is a well- known phrase which re­ally is at the cen­tre of ‘Birthright’.

Fiona Lowe will be at the Bright li­brary on Thurs­day, March at 2pm.

Those wish­ing to at­tend are strongly ad­vised to book by call­ing the li­brary on (03) 5755 1540.

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