St Ge­orge in­spires a novel idea

The Western Star - - News - ELLEN RANSLEY [email protected]

FOR as long as Tjalara Draper can re­mem­ber, she has al­ways been in­spired by fan­tasy and the para­nor­mal. Now, she’s turned that fas­ci­na­tion into her de­but novel: Shards of Venus.

Draper de­cided she wanted to try some­thing new, hav­ing worked as an in­te­rior de­signer in Bris­bane and not find­ing much work in her new home.

“I tapped into my own imag­i­na­tion and re­alised this story in my mind kept de­vel­op­ing, and I got to the stage of think­ing maybe I should write this down,” she said.

“And in the end … I said sup­pose I bet­ter write my own book.”

Draper started writ­ing her fan­tasy fic­tion in Jan­uary 2016, and fi­nally put the pen down in March this year.

Shards of Venus came out on Fri­day, and is now avail­able for pur­chase on­line at GoodReads or Ama­zon ebooks, or at Hand­made St Ge­orge on Henry St.

Pic­ture: Con­tributed

NEW BOOK: Tjalara Draper with her de­but novel: Shards of Venus, which came out on Fri­day.

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