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12 December, 2021

Local author releases heart-warming story on the Tablelands

FRANCES Dall’Alba has finally released her first romance novel, promising a passionate and heart felt story that will take readers on an “emotional, yet satisfying, ride”.


Local author Frances Dall’Alba launched her new book at the Malanda Christmas Festival.

Thus came “Australian At Heart: Little Blue Box”, the story of young Ella and Zane and the unlikely attraction between in them both on very different paths. 

Ms Dall’Alba did her official book release in Malanda at the annual Christmas Street Festival and said it was a huge success. 

“Every book I had available was sold which really boosted my confidence and I will be ordering more,” she said. 

“Apart from seeing my book in the hands of someone excited to buy it, something even more thrilling was having some visitors to the street festival tell me they specially came on the night to buy my book. It doesn't get any better than that.

“Success in any form won't happen overnight, but I'm in it for the long haul, and for all those who wish to read book two in the series, it's only a matter of weeks before it too becomes available.” 

Frances said that through her experiences and learning from the Romance Writers of Australia and is excited be publishing her very own book worldwide. 

“It’s possible to do and it is a very big wide world out there and this has been a huge learning curve for me publishing my own book without a publishing company,” she said. 

“I really have the confidence it will be a heart-warming story for people who read it and as for Far North Queensland, I hope the community is able to support me as they have before. 

“Becoming an Indie publisher is also a huge step to take but one which I am constantly learning about and gaining confidence by the day and now I have five books written and ready for final edits.” 

Anyone who would like to purchase her book “Australian At Heart: Little Blue Box” can do so via her website https://francesdallalba.wixsite.com/francesdallalba/contact or at Eacham Hardware.

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