Growing Up, Rocky Public Book Launch

Growing Up, Rocky Public Book Launch


Posted 2022-09-19 by Mindo Koerberfollow

Wed 02 Nov 2022

Heads up Rocky! Growing Up, Rocky, a book by local author Patty Beecham, will be launched on Wednesday 2nd November 2022 at 3.30pm by Cr Neil Fisher Deputy Mayor – Rockhampton Regional Council at the Baptist Tabernacle, 650 Norman Rd, Norman Gardens.

This book is about Patty's innocent childhood in a fractured family as they learn to live with each other, only to be torn apart after a tragic accident. Patty starts her book by sharing her family story beginning at Lockhart River mission in Cape York Peninsula, the first place she lived after her difficult birth in Cairns, North Queensland. Her father, a returned soldier from the Second World War in New Guinea, after working on a pearling lugger which he owned, worked there as Mission Supervisor prior to becoming the Anglican Priest that Rockhampton people knew and loved so well.

Patty recounts both the good and bad things that happened to her throughout her formative years through to her early adulthood. She describes the times and events, both happy and sad, and, in a well-written, easy to read manner. The in-depth descriptive language used adds to the story as you can place yourself in her shoes, even feeling the blisters, and live along with her as she recounts her story. Patty draws you back in time and reminisces of a softer, kinder world, dealing with the changing world of the Seventies, and growing up in a small country town.

Facebook Group 'Rockhampton: Remember When' encouraged Patty to write her story about survival, overcoming bullies, and bringing herself up. With gentle and persistent encouragement from the 'Rockhampton: Remember When' Facebook group member, Patty wrote her early memoir that unveils skipping stones of her life in patchwork quilt stories with timelines that gently overlap.

Please book your seat through this phone number 07 4926 7499. It will be $15 (includes afternoon tea). Bookings and payment are required by Wednesday, 26th October 2022.

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