Australian author Jennifer Mills visits the Port Lincoln Library

The Port Lincoln Library has renowned Australian author Jennifer Mills as a writer in residence hosting workshops in between writing her new ghost novel.

Ms Mills has written four novels and her visit comes after her most recent book, Dyschronia which is set in a future climate crisis in a fictionalised place based off the Upper Spencer Gulf, was longlisted for the acclaimed 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award.

She said all of her books had been quite different as she liked to mix it up.

"I'm a regional writer myself and I don't think regional voices get enough attention," she said.

"It's amazing how many people have a story and how many people want to share their stories."

Ms Mills said it was fantastic to work in a library in regional areas as they were embedded in the community and provided a nice change from writing by herself, which could be quite isolating.

Her visit included stops in Whyalla, Streaky Bay and Elliston as part of Writers SA's effort to encourage reading and writing in the region.