Janet Harris and Sue Lawrence smother Ray Peek with kisses at his book signing outside Angus and Robertson.
Janet Harris and Sue Lawrence smother Ray Peek with kisses at his book signing outside Angus and Robertson. MAX FLEET

Take a 'peek' at local authors

SUE Lawrence was thrilled to have her daughter’s copy of Peek at Life signed by the author, Ray Peek, on Thursday at Angus and Robertson at Hinkler Central.

“My daughter couldn’t be here, but I’ve got her book,” Ms Lawrence said.

Ms Lawrence said her daughter, a full-time real estate photographer, treasured the title.

Local author and photographer Ray Peek was at the bookstore as part of an Angus and Robertson promotion, designed to give local authors support.

About halfway through his two-hour signing stint, 79-year-old Mr Peek said he was having fun.

Mr Peek, a former NewsMail photographer, said “at least” 40 years of photography experience had gone into the book, which is an excellent record of the changing times and interesting faces of Bundaberg.

Although Mr Peek said he could not choose a favourite photo in the book, he was clearly warmed by the memories evoked by the images.

Authors Irena Thompson (Snake in the Grass) and Rebecca Mugridge (The Pram Diet) have already met and had a chat to fans, with two more authors still to come.

The Angus and Robertson store at Hinkler Central will have Peek at Life and all other authors’ titles available to buy — and if you are there at the right time, say hello and get them signed.

UPCOMING SIGNINGS

Local children’s author of Jessica’s Box and Sarah’s Heavy Heart, Peter Carnavas: Today 11am-1pm

Carol Boyd with her easy healthy cookbook Economical Home Cooking: Saturday, December 5, 11am-1pm



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