On Wednesday 29th October, Esme Carpenter offically launched her debut novel Against the Elements in the UK to a small but enthusiastic crowd.
The evening started with a reading of an excerpt from Against the Elements and Esme chatting about the inspirations and themes of the book, and continued with a question and answer session which included conversations about strong female characters, favourite authors, and why teens should read less romance.
Afterwards, she read her short story ‘Azurewrath’ – perfect on the venue’s Hallowe’en open mic night! A cosy evening was had by all and the event was a great success. Thanks to the Sailmakers Arms in Hull for hosting, and to all who came out.
We at IFWG Publishing Australia, are very proud of this title, and especially chuffed with the fact that Esme had written this work when she was in her mid-teens – a talented author indeed. Congratulations, Esme!