Book Club Member Creations
Our book club members all have a love of reading. Some also have bookish creations which we're pleased to spotlight.
Book club member, Jasser Hammami is a published writer from Tunisia with two books currently to his credit. His first novel entitled, Just Another Tear Drop is a coming of age story tinged with violence & difficult decisions. Jasser's new novel is the first in a five-book fantasy series, the kind with mythical creatures, manipulation of the elements, vengeful witches & clueless heroes.
From Jeremy Heimer and the Lady of the Frozen Owl:
"Jeremy mistakenly releases a vengeful ice witch named Frost, Lady of the Frozen Owl, who seeks to retrieve back her power and destroy everyone who stands in her way. Jeremy discovers that our world is beyond mortals' comprehension and that the gods they once worshiped were only descendants of elemental bloodlines – immortals with control over their elements – in a world humans can no longer see, a world with creatures beyond our imagination."
Book club member, Chucho Jones has written the Quantam Saga series which currently includes two sci fi works in the style of raypunk. (While cyberpunk, dieselpunk & steampunk are sibling genres, raypunk has roots in the sci fi of the 1930s/40s/50s. Think aliens, jetpacks, rayguns, rockets & spacesuits.)
"Fans of Alien, Raypunk, and Gravity will love Moonscape as it opens the vast series to the Quantum Universe.
Commander Laura Hawke and crew investigates a strange signal on the moon. A signal that has manipulated her son's well-being for months. Now, she must find the answers and get safely back to Earth. However, an entity has awoken and will stop at nothing to get it's power back."
13-year-old book club member, Aisha Esbhani is based in Karachi, Pakistan & has set out to read a book from every country.
"After discovering that most of the books I read as a preschooler, as an adolescent, were by a British or North American author, I wanted to explore the writers of the African continent and the tiny islands in Asia. I wanted to explore the nations of which I had never read any books. I wanted to explore stories that had been translated into English."
She is documenting her journey via Facebook: Reading Books From Every Country.
Book club member, Jo Jackson has written a gripping tale using her two-year stint in Egypt to pull you deep into a story set in Cairo.
"A secret held, a fear unspoken. Green gates and a flame tree – just as her mother described. The bolt screeches back…
It is 2011. Egypt is in the grip of the Arab Spring as journalist Maha Rhodes flies to Cairo. Born in Egypt, but raised in England, Maha no longer knows who she is. Finding out becomes important. Events draw her into the political mayhem. She experiences the passion and violence of the revolution and is confronted by her own naivety. How will her life be changed as a web of lies and deceit unfolds?
Too Loud a Silence will take you to Egypt. A beautiful, poignant and, at times, brutal story based on real events."