96-year-old re­leases e-book

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A 96-YEAR-OLD Bassendean au­thor drew in­spi­ra­tion from the “power strug­gle” in re­la­tion­ships to re­lease her first e-book, Gyp­sies

and Gen­try, last month. Inez Minc’s novella, the first in­stal­ment of the Three Loves tril­ogy, is set in the early 1800s and tack­les themes of love, be­trayal, de­ceit and death.

Ms Minc said she was en­cour­aged to pub­lish her book by or­gan­is­ers of a writ­ing work­shop at Bassendean Me­mo­rial Li­brary last year.

“I went to Hague Pub­lish­ing and they of­fered it to Ama­zon and I re­mem­ber An­drew from Hague Pub­lish­ing ring­ing me up and said it went much more quickly than I thought,” she said.

“The tril­ogy is based on how men and women respond to each other and yet they know that they are hurting and they don’t like do­ing it.

“The se­cret is you have to learn how to get into the other per­son and that takes a lot of lov­ing to get into the other per­son’s soul and un­der­stand how they think.”

Ms Minc said she was “hap­pi­est” when she was writ­ing.

“If I have got any prob­lems, I just write,” she said.

“I have been in touch with all the state li­braries and they have been very help­ful, so they may put it on their li­brary lists.”

She said she was edit­ing the sec­ond in­stal­ment, Losers, which would be re­leased late this year.

Gyp­sies and Gen­try is avail­able on HaguePub­lish­ing, Ama­zon, iTunes and Google Play Store.

Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt

Au­thor Inez Minc (96) has writ­ten her first e-book, Gyp­sies and Gen­try.

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