Monday, August 9, 2010

Upcoming Event - Chris Morphew

This Saturday 14th August, I have the pleasure of posting an interview with Jordan, Peter & Luke from Chris Morphew's YA series 'The Phoenix Files'. I hope you'll stop by as there is a chance to win a signed copy of the first book in the series 'The Phoenix Files: Arrival'. This event is part of my Spotlight on Australian Authors.  

Born in Sydney in 1985, Chris Morphew spent his childhood drawing comic books and writing stories about dinosaurs and time machines. It was to prove the beginning of a fascination with all things science fiction. Today Chris remains a certified sci-fi junkie and counts Lost among his favourite TV shows. He divides his time between writing, casual teaching and coordinating activities for the children who attend his local church.

His debut novel, Arrival, is the first in a six book series, The Phoenix Files. This transfixing thriller tells the gripping story of three teenagers who uncover a plot to wipe out the entire human race – everyone, that is, except the residents of Phoenix, a small corporate town cut off from the rest of the world. There are no cars allowed in Phoenix, no phone lines, and there’s a private security force in place of a normal police service. So how exactly are three 15-year-old kids supposed to save humanity? Especially when there’s just 100 days until the end of the world – and the clock is already ticking…The Phoenix Files: Arrival combines heart-stopping plot twists that you won’t see coming as well as plenty of action, suspense and edge-of-your-seat excitement! (info from the Melbourne Writers Festival MWF)

Luke is having a rough year. When his parents split up, his mum drags him to Phoenix, a brand-new town in the middle of nowhere.

But Phoenix is no ordinary town. There are no cars, no phones and no internet. Luke thinks this is as weird as it gets.

Then he discovers that someone is plotting to wipe out the human race. Phoenix is suddenly the safest and most dangerous place on earth.

And the clock is already ticking.

There are one hundred days until the end of the world.
Peter's life seemed pretty normal. Until he discovered that everyone outside the town of Phoenix was going to die.

The all-powerful Shackleton Co-operative will do whatever it takes to keep him and his friends quiet.

And the clock is still ticking.

There are 88 days until the end of the world.

Jordan's world is falling apart. She's a prisoner in her own skin, trapped by an enemy who can paralyse her at the touch of a button.

And the questions in Phoenix keep piling higher.

Why is Jordan starting to see things before they happen? What's wrong with her mother's pregnancy? And why do Peter's old friends suddenly want to talk to him again?

The clock is still ticking.

There are 70 days until the end of the world.

Visit Chris at his website for more info.

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