Tales inspired by colourful characters

Tales inspired by colourful characters

The former Kalgoorlie Miner reporter, who attended Yanchep District High School, has written short stories about Goldfields crime in the 1990s.

Rocchi (pictured), who writes as CE Rocchi, will discuss The Driller’s Wife and other Kalgoorlie crime stories as part of the live and learn sessions, from 10-11.30am.

The author said as a young reporter, she would observe criminals in court ” and sit alongside them in restaurants.

Goldfields residents, from prostitutes and ‘weary coppers’ to pastoralists, gold stealers and ‘cheeky kids,’ inspired her tales.

With a variety of fiction, children’s stories and a memoir to her credit, Rocchi plans to focus on her childhood home.

‘In the future, I also plan to write Yanchep crime stories,’ she said.

Call 9400 4751 to RSVP for the talk.

Books will be on sale for $20.