Thursday, September 18, 2014

Jake in Space Launch Blast Off

Launching the book of another author is a privilege. Blasting (launching) the entire series is another level – it's an honour!

Last weekend I was honoured and privileged to have been asked by my friend and fellow Gold Coast author, Candice Lemon-Scott to launch her new series, Jake in Space (New Frontier) at Black Cat Books in Brisbane.

The Jake in Space series will be a sure-fire winner with the 7-8 year-old readers in your home. Set in space and filled with fast-paced action, drama and engaging characters, both boys and girls will love this series of six books. I'm in love with the entire package: the writing, the cover and book design, the illustrations by Celeste Hulme, the website.

Here's the blurb for the first book, Jake In Space – Moon Attack

'Jake is sent to remedial space car driving school on the moon. Nothing could be more embarrassing. He soon uncovers a plot to blow up the moon and must summon his courage, and space car driving skills, to save everyone.'

Photo: Candice Lemon-Scott
Author Candice and I after blast off.
I love it so much I created my own space suit and character for the launch – The Daily Moon journalist.
Photo: Sam Sochacka
Ready to interview Candice
My suit got a bit burnt on my re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere. That's one of the drawbacks of living on the Moon – that and the fact that there are no bookshops. But the Earth's gravity is such a drag – I look so much younger on the Moon. Plus there's Slooper Goo there to keep the wrinkles at bay.

It was slooper goo fun!

1 comment:

Candice said...

Thank you so much for helping 'Jake in Space' reach Earth. I had the best time and loved being interviewed by a journalist from the 'Moon Daily.' What fun!