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American bestselling sci-fi authors Chris Kennedy and Mark Wandrey will be in Hamilton at the Creative Waikato Space, 131 Alexander Street at 11 am on Saturday 23 September.
Bestselling Sci-Fi Authors and Publishers to Tour New Zealand’s North Island
Virginia Beach, Virginia—As September draws to a close and the weather starts heating up, so too will the book scene, as American bestselling authors Chris Kennedy and Mark Wandrey tour the North Island of New Zealand from 15-30 September 2017.
Kennedy and Wandrey, who live in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Portland, Tennessee, respectively, will be promoting their latest books in the Four Horsemen Universe at a number of presentations, which will be held from Auckland to Wellington. The pair have released seven full length novels over the past nine months in the series, and have had as many as five novels at a time in the Top 40 of a number of Amazon Bestselling Lists. The series documents humanity’s integration into the Galactic Union and finding our place as mercenaries in a libertarian universe.
Kennedy’s first two science fiction series, The Theogony and The Codex Regius series, have sold over 75,000 copies, a huge accomplishment for a self-published author. In addition to publishing 15 books of his own, he has also now published 15 books for other authors with his Chris Kennedy Publishing press, through a number of imprints.
Mark Wandrey is both a science fiction and post-apocalyptic author, and he has five books in his Earth Song scifi series, as well as A Time to Die, his first post-apocalyptic adventure. Both Cartwright’s Cavaliers (one of his Four Horsemen books) and A Time to Die have been nominated as finalists for the prestigious Dragon Awards, based on fan acclaim.
There are opportunities to meet the authors at a number of venues. Wandrey will be the first into the country, and will speak to the Tauranga Writers on the 17th. After that, both authors will give a presentation on the 19th at the Auckland Library, on the 23rd to the Hamilton Public Library and the Hamilton SpecFicNZ group, and on the 24th to the SpecFicNZ group in Wellington. Kennedy will also be speaking at Massey University in Palmerston North on the 27th.
Kennedy grew up reading science fiction and fantasy books, but has spent most of his time writing science fiction books. He says, “I like the opportunities I have with scifi … to describe cultures and events that are outside the human experience. Do new races exist we haven’t met yet? I like to explore the possibilities for what might be out there, and to give those new races qualities of their own.”
For more information on any of the events, Chris Kennedy can be reached on +1 717-406-4430 or e-mail at email@example.com.
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