New Novel Breaks the Clichés of YA Fantasy
Venture through the cave of liquid diamond to a mythological land of creepy crawlies that lay and wait…
With his debut release Liquid Diamond, author Sebastien Blue revamps the YA fantasy genre. Liquid Diamond takes young readers on a mythological and fright filled journey – readers will forget that they’ve ever even heard of emotionally abusive sparkling vampires!
Liquid Diamond follows the adventure of ten year old Natalia. Lost in the woods on her way home one night, she tumbles through a portal to a fantastical world filled with cockatrices, blemmyes, and furry Basajaunak herdsmen.
Reminiscing back to his own childhood, Sebastien Blue remembers having an early fascination with horror movies and creepy stories. It is his theory that the thrills children experience when reading a scary story encourages them to keep reading (paging R.L Stine!).
Liquid Diamond is the first novel in Sebastien Blue’s mythology and monster based series. Look out for his next book, Natalia’s Return!
CREDENTIALS: Sebastien Blue has been a voracious reader of worldwide classical literature and a huge fan of horror movies since he was a boy. His love of foreign folklore and mythology inspired him to launch his first book series. Blue is a strong believer that, in addition to providing entertainment, young adult books should provide empowering and encouraging messages. Rising from an impoverished background, and facing struggles with dyslexia, Sebastien Blue’s ultimate goal is to promote literacy and creativity.
AVAILABILITY: Toronto, Ontario through arrangement, and North America-wide via telephone; available last minute
CONTACT: Sebastien Blue, (705) 808 – 3605: www.sebastienblue.com