Author finds inspiration on a long-haul flight to Paris

Author, illustrator and actress Lai Peng Chan has just published her book One Lost Feather.
Author, illustrator and actress Lai Peng Chan has just published her book One Lost Feather. Inga Williams

FROM working as a physiotherapist to acting on television to modelling in Europe, Lai Peng Chan seems to have done it all.

Not content to leave it there though, the 43-year-old recently embarked on a new project where she wrote and illustrated a children's book called One Lost Feather.

"I was on a flight from Seoul to Paris and at a crossroads of my life," she said.

"It was then I was struck by the idea to write a children's book to convey the message that everything we need to succeed we already have within.

"I began frantically scribbling ideas down on an airplane sick bag."

With the book officially launched in March, Ms Chan shared her story last week with young students from Boonah State School.

The reading was in line with Library Information Week - a national event that aims to showcase the resources, facilities, events and services offered by Australian libraries.

For Ms Chan, the best thing about the storytelling session was the amazing response from the school teachers, librarians, parents and children.

One Lost Feather is the story about a little bird that loves to fly but when she loses her special feather, wonders if she will ever take flight again and goes on an adventure to find it.

The book is available for purchase in more than a dozen outlets and online.

Topics:  children's book

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