Yankalilla author Lorraine McLoughlin has released a new book

Lorraine McLoughlin is deep in thought and writing, as she releases her new book, 'Thinking on Paper'. PHOTO: Jan Cornall.
Lorraine McLoughlin is deep in thought and writing, as she releases her new book, 'Thinking on Paper'. PHOTO: Jan Cornall.

Over four years, Lorraine McLoughlin contributed regular pieces to The Times.

This newspaper invited her to muse on whatever topic preoccupied her within the challenging constraint of 300 words. A stream of positive responses flowed as readers warmed to her various writings.

This encouraged Lorraine to put the 34 essays together under the title 'Thinking on Paper' and they have now been published by Freestyle Publications in a book beautifully designed by graphic artist Alison Fort.

The cover shows Lorraine writing in Bhutan where she travelled in 2016 with a group of writers all capturing their responses to this exotic country on the page. Wherever she travels, Lorraine thinks on paper filling voluminous journals with thoughts and ideas.

And she does so at home too, writing and thinking across a range of subjects centred around her life on the Fleurieu.

Strongly committed to the arts and their value for the individual, community, and economy, she has been involved in organising festivals and literary events in the Yankalilla district and has also authored biographies of several artists.

Copies of 'Thinking on Paper' can be bought locally at Book Stop (Victor Harbor Central) and Normanville Newsagency, Maudie and Fox (Normanville) and Yankalilla Visitor Information Centre.

They are also available online from the author and Freestyle Publications.

For more details see www.fitzmcl.com

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