Monday, November 19, 2012

Christie Heart - Singing her way to Success

Christie with her novel
Leave the Wake Behind
Congratulations to local author and songwriter Christie Heart for the release of her debut novel Leave the Wake Behind. Complete with an accompanying CD, the book was 7 years in the making - an effort well worth the wait. In support of self-published local authors, Christie was invited as a special guest for the Ferntree Gully Library Bookchat on the 18th October to share her work.

Talking about her experiences as a self-published author, the challenges she faced and the fulfillment in writing her novel, many visitors to Ferntree Gully couldn't help but pause and listen to Christie's talk throughout the afternoon.

Christie was an absolute delight and an amazing performer. Beautifully read extracts from her book as well as playing songs from her CD, it is no wonder patrons were stopped in their tracks. In an effort to bring her passion for writing and music together, Christie has created a storyline inspired and formed from a selection of her own original songs.

Whilst Christie's book, Leave the Wake Behind, is written as a stand alone novel and great read in its own right - there was a teaser that Christie is working on a sequel...

Congratulations to Christie on the success of her debut novel - it was a pleasure to have you visit at Ferntree Gully Libray!

Copies of Leave the Wake Behind
Copies of her book are also available on the ERL Catalogue - so have your card in hand and order a copy today (especially if there is a sequel coming!).

If you would like to know more about Christie Heart and the inspirations behind her work, please visit Christie at her website.

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