RURAL author Karly Lane will tour the region next week to promote her latest book that includes some references from the New England area.
Lane is no stranger to the area, she used to live in Tamworth and has family sprawled out across the North West.
Her latest book, If Wishes Were Horses tells the captivating story of two people recovering from terrible tragedy and loss, and the importance of community, friendship and the power of love.
The novel is Lane’s tenth and also touches on the story of the Light Horse with close connections with the New England area and the Guy Fawkes national park.
“I’m very excited to come up,” she told The Leader.
“The story is tied in with a back story that has to deal with the Light Horse, and those horses were taken from Guy Fawkes National Park.
”I’d been waiting anxiously (for it to be released) and have had a lot of feedback from people saying it was quite touching and had a special place in their heart.”
Lane said the inspiration came from an Anzac Day service last year where there was a Light Horse reenactment tribute.
She hopes members of the public who have read her novels, or would like to explore her fiction would come along to her readings.
“I’d love to be able to connect with the readers from out there,” she said.
“I don’t get to do that often in an author setting and would love to connect.”
Fans and avid readers can catch Karly Lane at the Uralla Library on Thursday, May 25 at 10.30am or at the Walcha Community Centre at 2pm. She’ll be at the Narrabri Crossing Theatre on Friday May 26 from 11am or at the Roxy Cafe at Bingara from 2.30pm and at the Tamworth City Library on Saturday, May 27 between 2 and 3.30pm.