Visiting author Jacobs entertains library guests

South Western Times
Well-loved author Anna Jacobs visited the Eaton Community Library on Thursday.
Camera IconWell-loved author Anna Jacobs visited the Eaton Community Library on Thursday. Credit: Emily Ace / South Western Times

Witty storyteller Anna Jacobs had more than 40 audience members enthralled in her life story at the Eaton Community Library on Thursday as she promoted her latest novel A Stranger in Honeyfield.

Library services coordinator Dean Pitts said the accomplished author, who had also recently celebrated writing her 80th novel, had attracted the biggest turn out the library had seen for some time.

“Our collections officer has a good rapport and good knowledge of the authors and we were able to secure a bit of funding through Writing WA which allowed us to get Anna Jacobs who is really good for our clientele,” he said.

“She is very popular in the library, her books are well borrowed and she was an author we were trying to get for a long time.

“It’s good because a lot of people that came had been reading Anna Jacobs for years, and for them to come along and actually meet her was like meeting an old friend.”

Mr Pitts said Mrs Jacobs stayed to sign books and meet and greet her fans.

“She was so personable – it makes it a really great experience for the library patrons and it’s a great experience for us to see the library so vibrant,” he said.

“She really enjoys meeting her fans and she even said a lot of the time she does get inspiration from meeting them all and knowing she is making a difference to their lives.”

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