Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Reminder: Meet Ben Sanders in Takapuna tomorrow

Just a quick reminder that local crime writer Ben Sanders (THE FALLEN, BY ANY MEANS) will be appearing at the Takapuna Library on Auckland's North Shore, tomorrow night. It's great to see support for New Zealand crime writers (as well as visiting international authors) having their own events too, and hopefully a good crowd will come along to support local crime writing.

Sanders (pictured right, with Michael Connelly) is a 21-year-old Aucklander, currently studying engineering at university (college, for American readers), while writing his crime novels at night. Although seemingly young, Sanders has had a passion for crime and thriller novels since he was an adolescent, and started writing his first crime novels while still at high school. He was signed up for publication as a 19-year-old (with his third manuscript, which became a #1 New Zealand Adult Fiction Bestseller, THE FALLEN), and is now working on his third crime novel. You can read more about Sanders and his writing here:
Now readers have a chance to meet Sanders for themselves, as I will be interviewing him, on stage, at an event at the Takapuna Library tomorrow night. Here's the official spiel:

By Any Means - interview with Ben Sanders

Come along to an exciting interview with Ben Sanders.

Wednesday 7 September 2011 6.30pm
Takapuna Library
6pm: light refreshements served, 6.30pm event starts
Admission: $5 ($2 Friends of the Library)

Come along to an exciting interview as crime fiction expert, Craig Sisterson, grills 21-year-old Ben Sanders about his latest release, By Any Means, and his fascination with crime fiction.

Following the discussion will be a book signing courtesy of Paper Plus, Takapuna.

RSVP: Email Helen Woodhouse (Helen.Woodhouse@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz) or phone (09) 486 8469.

For my own part, I'd just say that if any Crime Watch readers are in the area, it would be great to see you there - the Takapuna Library always hosts great events, and it would be good to get a good crowd for a local crime writer, especially as this would of course encourage this and other venues to do more crime fiction events, including with Kiwi crime writers, in future.


  1. Hi Craig,

    Enjoyed a great interview tonight at Takapuna library. Found your blog last week, trying to find out more about Alix Bosco, and was glad I could make it this evening. Congrats to Ben, and I look forward to reading some more about my favourite authors.

  2. I'm sorry I couldn't make it on Wednesday as I have just finished reading 'By Any Means' and enjoyed it, although I agree with your comment, Craig that the references to travel - all those SH16 and left/right turns reminded me of a GPS voice. Perhaps fewer next book. And I do hope there is more.