The story of her life

HELEN Brown, daughter of Norm and Jean Morris, has penned her third book and had the official launch in Kilkivan on Wednesday.

Her first book, Turning Water into Wine, was published early in 2013.

The author's second book, More Water into Wine, was released earlier this year.

The third book, Reflections - Australian Stories from my Father's Past, was released earlier this year.

It contains historical stories of her father's life in Inverell, Mount Isa and Gympie. There is also talk of book four and five next year.

No matter how many books Helen (pictured) writes, they all contain a different experience.

She still thinks, looking back, she was very spoilt as a first time writer with Turning Water into Wine.

Things went very smoothly and she enjoyed writing the book, simply because of the feedback that she received before it was published.

So why write this book? The experience of writing this book has shown her the importance of recording our individual histories.

We need to share with each other and particularly our families the things that we are living through now.

Our world is constantly changing and changing very fast and if our experiences are not recorded now they will be lost forever.

Helen also hopes her writing will encourage others to record their life stories for future generations - even if they are never published in book form.

It is important for our children and grandchildren to understand how they got to where they are and they can only do that by finding out where they came from and who blazed the trails for them.


Helen's book is also available as an e-book and paperback through Barnes and Noble and also Amazon.


- Contributed