MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE - BOOK LAUNCH & OPPORTUNITY TO MEET THE AUTHOR
Noosa Public Libraries is pleased to
invite members of the public to attend a
'Meet The Author' evening on
Wednesday 12 July, 6:30pm onwards at
Wallace Park, Wallace Drive,
Noosaville, Queensland 4565
At the event, local woman Yvette Adams will present her debut self-published book titled More That Meets The Eye - A true story based on the life and times of the best blind wrestler the world has ever seen.
Come and hear Yvette speak about:
• The journey of writing a novel
• Writing family histories and memoirs
• The challenge of writing about a blind man from an era two generations before her own
• Her choice to self-publish
• And her incredible career as a freelance journalist writing for publications around the world
The event is only $5 to attend which includes wine, orange juice and other refreshments.
Bookings are required and can be made by calling the library on
Phone: 07 5442 4411
You will also have the opportunity to purchase and have books signed at the event. Cash and cheques accepted only.
"As sport concentrates more and more on the transitory immediate moments, the instant emotions of success of failure, the greater the value of those who stop to record what has been. Our past shapes our future in sport as much as in any other sphere of human activity, and Yvette Adams deserves a gold medal for opening one window on what has been."- Ron Palenski, Acclaimed sports writer and Chief Executive of the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame.
Yvette Adams has done New Zealand sport, and her family, a favour by writing More Than Meets the Eye. The iniquitous treatment meted out to her grandfather, Googa Adams, at the 1950 Empire Games was covered up at the time and has remained shrouded in mystery…until now. Googa was one of the great personalities of New Zealand sport and Yvette Adams is to be congratulated for this well-researched and readable biography of a fascinating character. - Joseph Romanos - Sports columnist and author of 34 books.
About the author
Born and raised in New Zealand, 29 year old Yvette Adams was first 'published' in the main daily newspaper of her home city, Wellington at the age of 9.
At age 16, she engaged in work experience at the same paper and at age 17 she started her own secondary school sports newspaper which was later bought out by an American entrepreneur. She made it into her first big 'glossy', with an article in She & More in 1997 and the following year left New Zealand to see the world.
With London as her base, she travelled extensively throughout the world for the next seven years with her partner Steve, visiting over 40 countries and completing three round-the-world trips, one of which was fully funded by a travel agency to which she submitted regular travel articles, another which was punctuated by covering the 1999 Confederations Football Cup in Mexico for a paper in New Zealand in the UK and whilst in Argentina, contributing to TimeOut's Patagonia guide.
She has worked as a freelance writer for travel guides, magazines, newspapers and websites, including stints as the online editor for TNT Magazine and as managing editor of New Zealand News UK, in the UK, Australia and NZ.
In October 2004 she returned to the southern hemisphere with her partner and their son Rio, settling on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, where she finally finished her debut book, More Than Meets The Eye.