Nothing cuckoo about the cause

AUTHOR: Laraine Dillon gets behind the Redlands Foundation with the launch of her book Radio Cuckoo at the Grand View Hotel on September 18.

AUTHOR: Laraine Dillon gets behind the Redlands Foundation with the launch of her book Radio Cuckoo at the Grand View Hotel on September 18.

 Radio Announcer Peter Dick will launch Laraine Dillon's hilarious novel Radio Cuckoo at the Grand View Hotel Cleveland at noon on September 18.

The pair hosted the popular Dick and Dizzy radio show, known for its slapstick remarks and popular music.

 “It should be a lot of fun with much frivolity and reminisces of the Dick and Dizzy radio program,”  Ms Dillon said.

It will also be attended by  shadow minister for Domestic Violence Ros Bates and various politicians.

Ms Dillon’s flair for writing and presenting evolves from time spent in theatre and on radio and television. 

In 1991 Laraine branched into the hospitality industry, as the co owner/operator of an a la carte restaurant Gluttons (winner B105 Best Little Restaurant Award).

She began collecting donations for flood victims in 2011, and radio station 4BC came to her aid with transporting the goods to Bundaberg, Ipswich and  Grantham.

For her efforts, she was presented with an Inspiring Seniors award and became a popular figure.

It was during this time her connection to commercial and community radio came about, exposing her to characters and personalities  from Brisbane to far North Queensland.

Laraine retired in 2016 but has remained in several philanthropic organisations. 

With her writing skills, sense of the ridiculous and her retirement to Brisbane's b, she decided to bay, Radio Cuckoo follows  the success of her two previous novels The Easement and The Pitts in Paradise.

Radio Cuckoo is a hilarious page turner, and although comedy fiction genre it touches on the seriousness of domestic violence.

The launch is being supported by the Redlands Foundation with all proceeds from launch day sales to be donated to domestic violence victim support.

Cost of the event is $45 and $40 to members and includes a two-course lunch with a glass of wine on arrival. Book on 3884 3000, reception@gvh.com.au