BASSENDEAN author Inez Minc (96) drew inspiration from the “power struggle” in relationships to release her first e-book, Gypsies and Gentry, last month.
The novella, the first instalment of the Three Loves trilogy, is set in the early 1800s and tackles themes including love, betrayal, deceit and death.
Ms Minc said she was encouraged to publish her book by organisers of a writing workshop at Bassendean Memorial Library last year.
“I went to Hague Publishing and they offered it to Amazon and I remember Andrew (from Hague Publishing) ringing me up and said it went much more quickly than I thought,” she said.
“(The trilogy) is based on how men and women respond to each other and yet, they know that they are hurting and they don’t like doing it.
“The secret is you have to learn how to get into the other person and that takes a lot of loving to get into the other person’s soul and understand how they think.”
Ms Minc said she was “happiest” when she was writing.
“If I have got any problems, I just go to the computer and write,” she said.
“I have been in touch with all the state libraries and they have been very helpful, so they may put it on their library lists.”
She said she was editing the second instalment, Losers, which would be released late this year.
Gypsies and Gentry is available on HaguePublishing, Amazon, iTunes and Google Play Store.