St George inspires a novel idea
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.
NEW BOOK: Tjalara Draper with her debut novel: Shards of Venus, which came out on Friday.