Au­thor to thrill read­ers at Q&A

Stanthorpe Border Post - - LIFE | WHAT’S ON -

BOOK­WORMS of the Gran­ite Belt are en­cour­aged to come along to Stan­thorpe Li­brary on April 26 to meet au­thor/nov­el­ist Leonie Johnson.

Ms Johnson will be dis­cussing the jour­ney of writ­ing her fic­tional thriller In­truder.

The novel fol­lows ev­ery­day house­wife Emily Moore, who has a lov­ing hus­band and fam­ily.

One day an un­ex­pected en­counter with an in­truder turns her life on its head. Noth­ing seems to keep the in­truder out of their home and life.

Ms Johnson has gone from work­ing in the fi­nance sec­tor to pur­su­ing her cre­ative en­deav­ours to pro­duce the novel. She started with short sto­ries

and po­ems in place of seem­ingly bor­ing speeches. She pro­gressed her cre­ative imag­i­na­tion and bold dreams, al­low­ing this to spark her cre­ative abil­ity into writ­ing nov­els.

Her eight-month jour­ney around Aus­tralia in 2015, trav­el­ling in a 1960 Tri­umph TR3a sports car, gave her time to smell the roses, en­abling her to write a large por­tion of her novel and to open her mind.

This is a can’t miss event for any bud­ding nov­el­ist.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

STORY TO TELL: Au­thor Leonie Johnson will be dis­cussing her novel In­truder at the Stan­thorpe Li­brary.

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