Locals had the opportunity to hear from the creative mind of Australian author DJ Blackmore on Friday morning, when she visited Gunnedah Shire Library and Carinya Christian School.
The Australian author stopped in to talk to students at Carinya Christian School about their future and told them to keep following their dreams.
Blackmore told the students "we all have a dream" and "we all have a story which is unique to us", and asked them what their stories will be.
At the library, she spoke to guests about her journey as an author and where she finds her inspiration, and even read aloud the first chapter of her new book based in Gunnedah, which is yet to be published.
"I work on my experience and what I've seen. I write as I feel," Blackmore said.
"For my new book [about Gunnedah] I think it was the landscape that inspired me, and perhaps a rickety house, a fenced property, and farm land."
Blackmore's current project Bloodwood is in its editing stage, and guests thoroughly enjoyed hearing a sneak peek of the new novel.
The author also gave a lucky door prize to one lucky guest, who went home with a library bag and a signed copy of the author's first book Charter to Redemption.