Writing provides an emotional outlet for Daryl
“YOU’VE got to make hay while the sun shines.”
That is the message from former Coleraine man, Daryl Barnes.
In recent years, Mr Barnes has not only overcome leukaemia, but he faces a daily battle with Parkinson’s Disease, things he says he will not let in the way of his creative pursuits.
In 2015, Mr Barnes published his first children’s book, Crazy Bird Stories.
Through his involvement with Queensland bird watching group, BirdLife Mackay, Mr Barnes said he got the impression that the people involved tended to be of an older demographic.
As a result the idea for an informative bird based children’s book was born.