Saltdean Writers are happy to launch Anita Gibson’s new book

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Roger Bluff introduced a packed house at Saltdean Library to Anita Gibson who gave us a lively account of how her book ‘The Quest of Aegeron’ came about.  She also read extracts, made all the more enjoyable because she is an actress.

Apparently it started off as an amateur film 12 years ago but due some bad weather and lack of finance a few scenes had to be cut and some of the complexity was lost. This became the driving force to write the book.

DSC04645Anita confesses the book was almost completed before she joined the writers group but continues to enjoy their support. She tells us it has taken her two years to write. This came about partly with the help of some of the actors re-enacting their parts in the film giving her useful insights into the characters in the book and their backgrounds.

The book is a fantasy concerned with a warrior priestess on journey to free the soul of an evil sorceress.  It is obviously a dangerous quest but with the help other magical creatures and warriors she aims to defeat evil.

Fantasy is a competitive genre, but this book moves at a pace and the queue for her book signing indicates that it will have a following.

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Dawn, the librarian and helpers at Saltdean Library were behind the scenes making sure the event ran smoothly serving  drinks and nibbles too. Other members of Saltdean Writers (who meet once a month at the Library) read extracts from their work including a novel and short stories but I think Anita’s performance deserved to win the day.

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