The Karla Story
Why was it written?
Fizzi and Lili have been best friends since they were 10.
Fizzi as a lawyer always dealt in words. Lili has a magic watercolour talent. They wanted to collaborate on a story.
Fizzi’s connection for many years to the Noosa tourism industry gave her a desire to honour the delights of Noosa with a story about an icon or mascot that locals or tourists could take away as a memento of this glorious destination.
Koala spotting in the Noosa National Park has always brought joy to locals and tourists, young and old. Our local koalas are cherished, but sadly under threat for their very existence.
While telling an entertaining story we also wanted to ensure that the book sales directly contributed to the conservation and preservation of the local Koalas to whom our book is dedicated. Horrific recent bushfires sweeping through Koala habitats have highlighted this threat to us all.
In this our first book KARLA leaves the safety of her forest to experience a day’s new adventures in Hastings Street.
It's a Ripper to be a Nipper
A young nipper enjoying the new book "Karla discovers the Nippers"
It's a Ripper to be a Nipper Series launched at Noosa Nippers
Karla in her Nippers outfit
Karla becomes the mascot of the Noosa Surf Club
It's been a busy few months!
Book signing at French Quarter, Hasting Street
Sandy Bolton delights young readers
Book reading at the Mumsies
Fizzi reads to her young fans
I love to sing!
A duet with the fabulous Fabrizio (from Rome) whilst in Currumbin.
Proudly donating close to $1000 to Koala Conservation Projects to date. -Koala Party at Riverside Restaurant, Noosa. March 2020
Early mornings in Noosa
Mantra French Quarter Noosa
Supporting Koala Crusaders with a party!
Eumundi Market days every Wednesday & Saturday
Launch of book 2
Karla to the Rescue celebrated at Noosa Beach
Karla to the Rescue
With thanks to the local fire fighters