The event was well-attended and we were thrilled to sell out all the stock for the event.
One family bought three copies as Christmas gifts, which was wonderful to see.
As a spin-off from the Chester Lewis story, its publisher, The Australian Literature Review, is running a fan fiction competition that will land the winning writer the $2000 first prize for a story based on Chester’s life.
Several of the people who purchased copies of The Life and Times of Chester Lewis at the Mackay book signing expressed interest in submitting their short story to the fan fiction competition.
Entry to the competition for $10 provides writers with access to the Chester Lewis Fan Fiction Group Facebook page, where they will receive tips on fiction writing throughout 2013, and be able to have regular online chats with the Chester Lewis authors. Entrants will have until August 31st 2013 to submit their story.