It’s not often that a self-published book is so successful, that it’s reprinted, then picked up by a publisher and re-released within a year.

But that’s just what happened with Bernice Barry, the regional WA author spent over a decade researching WA’s first internationally successful female botanist for her novel.

And now, almost a year after it was published- it has been released again with new publishers…titled “Georgiana Molloy: the mind that shines.”

The ABC’s Katrina Beavan spoke with Bernice, to ask what makes Georgiana Molloy such a fascinating character…