Kansas Author George Ismael Feliu, Jr.

Guardians of Havenshire is 9-11 meets the Alamo. It’s an edge-of-your-seat action-packed novel you won’t want to put down. Join the author, George Ismael Feliu, Jr. in the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, February 12 from 2-3pm to learn more about the process of writing a novel in 30 days with the NaNoWriMo challenge each November and then following the process through to publication.

For a thousand years, the Guardians protected Havenshire from all evil. Now, the Dark One comes. After an epic battle, the king and most of the Guardians lie dead. The few surviving Guardians with the young Prince Roman flee to Riverway. From Riverway, the Guardians frantically search for the fabled city of Haven. They believe Have holds the key to finally defeating the Dark One. Now, the Dark One nears Riverway. The People of Riverway rush to build defenses. The Guardians race to Haven hoping to save Riverway. Will Riverway withstand the Dark One’s onslaught? Can the Guardians reach Haven in time? Or will the fall of Riverway mark the end of the Guardians and all Havenshire?

George Feliu moved to Kansas in 2000 when he married his wife, Sarah. They then spent five years in New York before returning to Kansas. He participated in NaNoWriMo here at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library and wrote his first novel. Guardians of Havenshire is his second novel and was published in May, 2011. Additional novels are set to be published in 2012.

To find out more about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) check out www.nanowrimo.org.

A book signing will follow the author talk. For more information please call the Topeka Room at 785-580-4510.

*Book description provided by the author.

Charity Rouse

Charity is a Public Service Specialist working with genealogy and local history reference in the Topeka Room/Genealogy. Her start at TSCPL came as a genealogy researcher soon after the Baker Genealogy Center opened in November 2007. In early 2009, she became a Genealogy volunteer and in May 2010 she came to work at TSCPL. She earned her Master of Library Science degree from Emporia State University in December 2011. One of her favorite times of year is when the Topeka Room is decked out for the holidays.