Following a suggestion from her psychologist, Kayleen Greagen-Castle decided to put her life onto paper.
The result is Red Raw; a deeply personal recounting of the toughest periods of Kayleen's life and the trauma she went through as a child.
Kayleen says writing the book was a cathartic experience for her, and helped her deal with her past.
"It's taken a long time to get here, and a great deal of healing has come from it.
"It's just a book about my life from, basically, the beginning right up until where I am now, and traversing all the roads that I've travelled and the stormy seas that I sailed, and found my way through.
"When I decided to write- well to actually publish my book, it was more for the fact that I have the ability to help others with my story, to realise that they're not alone and there's light at the end of the tunnel."
Kayleen's book Red Raw is due to be released this month, but she says she's already got some ideas for her next publication.
"I definitely think that there's more to say, and I've already got another idea for my next book, but I tried to say as much as I could in this book where... I don't really speak to the reader until the very end of the book, but I take the reader throughout my whole journey from beginning to end.
"Because this is my autobiography, I think anything that comes out of this will probably be down the route of memoirs, where I'll actually focus on one area of my life and share my story and delve a little bit deeper into certain parts."
Kayleen spent many years of her childhood in Andamooka, so it's only fitting that Andamooka is the final stop on her book launch tour.
"I'm really excited to be coming home, and coming back to where it all began and sharing my story.
"A lot of my life is based in Andamooka... so it's really exciting to finish my launch officially in Andamooka, and be able to celebrate with everyone back home.
Listen back to Kayleen's interview with RoxFM:
RED RAW is self-published, and will be launched at the Andamooka Community Hall on October 20 from 1pm.
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