Cowra's Lusi Austin adds author to resume with children's book launch

Cowra's Lusi Austin can now add author to her impressive resume after officially launching her debut children's book, "Jack's Visit to Cowra", last Thursday night.

The launch, hosted by Cowra Library, featured a reading, a Q&A and Ms Austin signing copies of the book.

Describing herself as a "crazy creative", Ms Austin thanked those in attendance for their support.

"I'm so touched to see so many of you here tonight," she said.

"Thank you for believing in me... There's nothing like that from your local community."

The book follows Jack, a young boy who lives in the city, as he takes a weekend trip to his grandparents place in Cowra.

While there, his grandfather tells him about the Cowra Breakout.

Ms Austin said she created the children's book to help tell the story of the Breakout, with a focus on school students.

"This is a really huge part of Australian history that we don't know much about," she said.

"[It's about] keeping reconciliation alive... the actual beautiful story is about what happens afterwards and I wanted to touch on that."

Ms Austin thanked Kim Kelly, the Cowra Breakout Association and her family for their support.