7PM WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10 Teen Event | Benjamin Martin: Samurai Awakening
Benjamin Martin presents his debut teen novel Samurai Awakening.
When David Matthews picks up and moves to Japan for a year, with barely any knowledge of the country, things in his life go from bad to worse—until he attends a temple ceremony and finds himself possessed by a Japanese god. Now he can understand and speak Japanese, turn himself into a tiger, and materialize a powerful sword at will. But nothing comes for free. Evil has returned to Japan, and David must overcome his own insecurities if he is to save his Host Sister and become a True Samurai—the protector of Japan.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
BENJAMIN MARTIN is originally from Arizona and graduated from the University of Arizona. He has been studying Japanese history, language, and culture for more than ten years and was lucky enough to study with author/historian Gail Bernstein, who helped to ignite his interest in modern Japan and its connections to the past. After graduation, Martin spent three years living on a remote island off the Okinawa mainland teaching English as a second language. There he began writing so that he could share his unique experiences with others. Today, he continues to live and work in Okinawa where teaches English to Junior High and Elementary students with the JET Programme. He also enjoys photography, so be sure to visit his blog, More Things Japanese, for interesting photos of Japan and beyond. More »