Local child author talks living with a rare disease during a pandemic and her upcoming global project

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"We all have survived so much together". (Supplied/Miss Mae Books)
"We all have survived so much together". (Supplied/Miss Mae Books)

At just 8 years old, Laena-Mae Turner has already lived quite a remarkable life. 

The local girl was barely a week old when doctors diagnosed her with the autoimmune disease hypogammaglobulinemia. She survived tuberculosis at the age of 3 and at 8, she became one of the youngest authors in the country, writing and art directing her first book during a the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Inside We Stayed for Months and Days illustrates the shared experience of children around the world in reaction to the sudden change and isolation which the novel coronavirus brought about.

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