Author launches her first novel
LAIDLEY author Wendy Mackenzie unveiled the print edition of her book, The Legend of Terragorn, at a book launch held at the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre on the weekend.
Ms Mackenzie proudly launched the book in the presence of family, friends, colleagues and the mayor Steve Jones just a month after first publishing the book on online book store Amazon Kindle.
Ms Mackenzie said the event also acted as a thank you day for all who had helped and encouraged her throughout the process of writing her book.
"It's exciting and fulfilling," Ms Mackenzie said.
"I am very thankful for the support I've had, I couldn't have done it alone.
"It's really a thank you day."
Ms Mackenzie said her book had already been a huge success online since its release with 12 copies sold and a review from www.goodread.com, rewarding the book three out of five stars.
Although she first published the book online, Ms Mackenzie was pleased to finally release the book in a hard copy version preferring to turn through the pages in her hand.
"To me it's the quality of the product, words in print are so much more powerful," she said.
During her speech Ms Mackenzie thanked all who had helped and reignited her passion for the written word, with special thanks going to Andrea Kwast from Tell Me a Story Bookshop.
"Never let the magic die and always play and have fun."
The book is available at Tell Me a Story Book shop in Laidley and online at www.amazon.com.au.