An upcoming author talk at Taree Library will focus on serious issues in society today.
Author Steve Matthews is well known for his hugely popular children's books that have been heralded all over the world.
His latest offering is his first foray into adult fiction and MidCoast Council's Taree Library will welcome Steve for a special author talk about 'The Skinny Girl' on Friday, June 28 at 1pm.
The Skinny Girl took six years to write and deals with heavy and confronting subject matter. It deals with prominent women's issues, with a focus on domestic abuse and adversity.
'The Skinny Girl' tells the story of Daisy, a shy, petite woman who is "practically invisible", even in her own family. That is until she meets Jeff.
Although it's fictional, Steve researched diligently for this storyline, interviewing domestic violence victims and devouring research, case material and published works.
"The prevalence of domestic violence in society today makes this a story that everyone can relate to," MidCoast Council libraries manager Chris Jones said.
"Steve's an amazing writer and to have him here to discuss this book and such an important topic, is a great opportunity for our local community."
All Steve's earnings from 'The Skinny Girl', in perpetuity, will be donated to The Homicide Victim's Support Group and other organisations that help victims of abuse.
"Steve has poured a lot of emotion and care into this book and we can't wait to have him here to discuss the writing process and how it has affected him," Chris said.
This a free event but bookings are essential. For further information and to book your place, head to www.midcoastlibraries.com.au/events
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