Writer Paul Barrell has turned his attention to Magnetic Island as inspiration for his next book.
Paul's style of writing weaves past and present history and is based on real events.
"Magnetic North is 99% true and stems from my time spent living on the island in the mid 1980's," says Paul.
"The theme is that everyone dreams of finding paradise. BUT if you found it would you stay forever or would it destroy you?"
Paul promises the novel is full of suspense and that it appeals to all ages.
"It will appeal to people of all ages especially those who enjoyed stories like the Beach and those who have travelled overseas and visited the islands along the East coast."
Paul says the piece will be released in mid December on Amazon.