All smiles for sequel

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on September 7, 2019

ESTABLISHED Albany author Naomi Lake recently published the sequel to her first children’s book and will launch it this weekend at Albany Port Theatre.

Harmony the Forgetful Hen and the Fox will debut on September 8 at 3pm after Ms Lake gives a talk and officially releases the book.

She told the Weekender ahead of the launch she’d had requests for a sequel the same day she promoted the first book, Harmony the Forgetful Hen and The Lost Eggs, at the Albany Ability Festival in December last year.

Ms Lake toured the first book 4000km to remote schools between Albany and the Goldfields last year and is planning to take the second book tour to the Pilbara this year.

“Being an author is breathtaking for me,” she said.

“There’s all the madness with getting the book and the signings, but my favourite part is the reactions of the children; they’re all smiles.”

Ms Lake worked alongside the same illustrator from her first book, Dave McCleery, for her second book and hopes children of all ages will enjoy it.

“Writing is the easy part,” she said.

“It comes from here [the heart], goes down my arm and to my hand.

“But I don’t just want to do children’s books – I want to try young adult fiction and maybe cook books for people like Mum.”

Ms Lake is particularly excited for this weekend’s launch as her older sister Paula is coming to Albany especially for the book launch.

Interested people are asked to RSVP their attendance to Ms Lake’s mother Wendy Townsend for catering purposes on 0427 426 926 or