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Local author gives voice to women


Local author Heather Cameron. Photo supplied

The cover of Heather’s new book. Photos contributeed

Well known Bourke local, Heather Cameron, can now add ‘author’ to her long list of achievements, with her autobiography about to hit the bookshelves.

‘Never Underestimate A Woman’ is the first of a three-part publication, telling Heather’s story of survival and triumph over personal adversity and domestic violence.

Heather aims to inspire and encourage other women with her books to speak out about their own struggles and give them hope that they can also overcome the damage inflicted on victims of domestic violence.

It is also a book about life on the land, the history of an Outback family, and the challenges facing women in rural and remote communities.

“The first book of the trilogy, ‘Never Underestimate A Woman’, will be released on Amazon in mid-October and then the following month I feature in a chapter in a co-authored book called ‘She Speaks’ about empowering women,” Heather said.

“I will also speak at the Alumni businesswomen’s group that I am involved with in Melbourne, where they are hosting a book launch for me in December, so it’s a very exciting time.”.

Becoming an author was not what Heather imagined when she was growing up in the Bourke area, but after a difficult marriage, family breakdown and financial hardship, she knew she had a story to tell and wanted to help other women who were going through the same hardships.

“I trained as a life coach because I knew there had to be more to life, and I wanted to help and inspire women, as well as do something for my own development,” she said.

Read more and see lots of photos in the printed edition of The Western Herald.

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