Gosford-based self-published writer, Vanessa McMouse, will promote the Central Coast to her global readership.
McMouse, who is 23, created her platform to cope with living in an un-inclusive world as a disabled person.
On November 15, 2016, she launched her platform under its former name raus.com as a blog.
Over time her website evolved into a site where she published her books.
After spending the past 18 months turning her hobby into a brand with an international readership in 13 countries, McMouse said now is the right time to showcase the Central Coast as the world opens up.
“There is more to Australia than the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera house and Uluru,” she said.
“Instead of showing my readers a generic image of Australia, why not show them where I go to write and for inspiration – for example, the surf club at Umina Beach.
“Today’s readers want more than just a book; they want to also immerse themselves in the world of the books and the authors by visiting and staying in the locations that those stories or author notes are based on.
“By showcasing the Central Coast, I am building a bridge between contemporary fiction and tourism.”
McMouse intends to build momentum about the Central Coast by creating a digital image archive of Central Coast locations she visits when writing or looking for inspiration, sharing the stories behind the images and the geographical locations and distributing images on the platforms she owns.
More details are available at www.vanessamcmouse.com.