Tuesday, November 24, 2009

An Evening With Jamie Bastedo, Author of *Sila's Revenge*!

On Monday night (23rd) we welcomed Jamie Bastedo, author of Sila's Revenge, to come and have a chat about his newest book.

In behind the books there is a laptop and Jamie took us through a slideshow of images and text to re-create the feeling of writing Sila's Revenge. Jamie uses images and photographs to get a sense of setting and character and he shared those with us and how they fit into the book. His anecdotes were really interesting and I think we were sitting there for about an hour and half!

If you haven't read Sila's Revenge, pick up a signed copy at the store (and signed bookmarks too! Limited quantity). It is a great gift idea for an older teen in your life, or for anyone who loves a good adventure across the world, with a bit of love, and a strong voice!

Here's Jamie signing a copy of his earlier book, On Thin Ice (I love the cover of this one. He even brought in a Korean version of the book to show us the cover--beautiful).

Do you like my book display skills? I matched the table cloth to the book colours.

Just a few of my favourite readers :)


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