Bookworms bookstore in Main Road, Somerset West was abuzz with anticipation last Saturday morning with owner, Waldo Boshoff hosting the store’s first book launch.
Award-winning Cape Town author, Jill Morsbach, showcased her new children’s book, Noah and the Solar-Powered Ark, a thrilling fantasy adventure story in which Noah Quark and his friends accompany his inventor father in a mission to rescue endangered animals and protect them from rising sea levels in a zoo built on top of Mount Ararat.
Jill writes novels, short stories and plays for children and adults, mostly in the genres of science fiction and fantasy. All her stories are African or South African based, and Noah and the Solar-Powered Ark is her 11th novel.
Accompanying Jill at the launch were two Somerset West writers.
Paul English, creator of the popular Fire Angel Universe: superhero and sci-fi fiction for young adults, has just released Scorched Earth: Takeover, the second book in his Scorched Earth trilogy.
Coming hot on the heels of Scorched Earth: Arrival, Paul reassured eager readers that there’s not long to wait for the final book in the series which is already well-underway.
Chris Hall, author of historical fiction and contemporary fantasy, chatted about her latest novel, Song of the Sea Goddess, a book set in a fictional town on the west coast of South Africa, where myth and reality intertwine in a humorous fantasy adventure.
Chris is currently busy with its sequel, Spirit of the Shell Man.
Said Bookworm’s owner, Waldo: “Our very first book launch went down famously. I’d like to thank Jill, Paul and Chris for their participation and contribution in making the day such a success, and I’m looking forward to many more to come.”