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Popular author Wendy Altschwager returns to Millicent to launch her new novel ‘The Pledge’ on Tuesday 1st April at 7-00 pm at the Millicent Library. Wendy, a renowned author of Australiana and the author of three best sellers has successfully self‐published and is a keenly sought after speaker on the author circuit.
‘The Pledge’ is inspired by many stories, reminiscences and an intergenerational story wrapped around the area and includes such icons as the ‘flying fox’ at Eudundas and the iconic Fosters Foodland.
Wendy has a deep love for her family, horses and life on the land. While on a lifestyle change, caravanning and working in Western Australia, she kept journals recording their experiences, which later became her inspiration to write. Wendy invented a story set in the Western District of Victoria, and although her novels are fictitious they are based on real life situations. Wendy’s books include Runaway: A young man’s search for himself and Edwina Downs, which is the sequel to Runaway. Prior Knowledge, launched at the Millicent Library in 2012 features Werribee, Flemington and that famous day in November.
The Pledge promises to be another bestseller and Libraries Manager, Janice Nitschke said that this author visit and book launch follows on from the very successful author visits of Michael Robotham and master chef Callum Hann.
These visits importantly enabled the community to meet with, listen to and be inspired by authors of note at the library which is truly a community hub. This year the library celebrates 50 years of public library service to thecommunity and will host a variety of author event to celebrate the occasion.
Source: Wattle Range Library