Local lifeguard turns novelist

Updated September 18 2013 - 3:34am, first published September 17 2013 - 2:00pm
Margaret River lifeguard Douglas Cooney has spent the winter writing a novel about young man s search for peace and happiness. Photo by Sandy Powell.

INDIVIDUALITY is at the heart of a new novel written by a Margaret River man hoping to impart some of his own experiences and lessons with readers.