Thursday, May 27, 2010

Renowned Timaru Romance Author Passes Away

Locally and Internationally well known Timaru author Ivy Preston passed away on April 1st.
Writing was thrust upon her when her beloved husband died very suddenly and she had to support her four children. ``I kept thinking `what can I do?' And I remembered I was going to write a book,'' Preston said once in an interview. The author of more than 40 romances translated into nine languages, Preston was prolific, famous for her New Zealand scenery and romantic romances, with little sex involved.