| Meet Stephen Messer |
3pm Saturday, November 27
Stephen Messer presents his debut novel, Windblowne, which was our official Club Read pick for September (so you know it's good!).
Every kite Oliver touches flies straight into the ground, making him the laughingstock of Windblowne. With the kite-flying festival only days away, Oliver tracks down his reclusive great-uncle Gilbert, a former champion. When Gilbert vanishes during a battle with mysterious attack kites—kites that seem to fly themselves!—all that remains is his prized possession: a simple crimson kite. But when Oliver tries to fly it, he’s lifted high above the trees, and suddenly the festival is the last thing on Oliver’s mind.
About the author:
Stephen Messer was born in Maine and grew up there and in lots of other places. As a child he was inspired by the desert skies of Arizona, as well as his many trips to the public library. His debut novel, Windblowne (Random House 2010), is a fantasy adventure about a boy who is blown away from his mountain wind-world of treehouses and kites, and his encounters with a mad genius, mechanical hunters, a missing moon, and the secrets of the powerful night winds. Upcoming books include The Death of Yorik Mortwell (Random House 2011), featuring grotesquely delightful illustrations by the masterful Gris Grimly, and Colossus (Random House 2013), a novel set at the end of time.
Visit Stephen's website here: http://stephenmesser.com/